On Sunday the 22nd of October the Men's 1st XI will play hosts to Wimbledon in their second home game of the Men's Hockey League Premier Division.
In this fixture last year Wimbledon ran out 4-2 winners thanks to goals from Ben Arnold, Nathanael Stewart, Johnny Kinder and Peter Small. Goals from EG's #16 Kieran Mulholland and a penalty stroke from Nick Catlin weren't enough to secure the win.
EGHC Team News
East Grinstead didn't win home or away against Wimbledon last year and will be looking to change that this season. Key players to look out for will be the three England & GB players up front: Liam Ansell, Chris Griffiths and David Condon. They have already had two games together this season and will be looking cause the Wimbledon defence lots of problems as well as scoring a handful of goals between them, but they will have to beat England & GB Goalkeeper James Bailey which will be no easy feat.
Wimbledon Team News
Wimbledon enjoyed a successful campaign last season finishing second in the play-offs and reaching the Final 4 in the prestigious EHL. They have plenty of experienced England & GB internationals: James Bailey, Ian Sloan, Henry Weir and Phil Roper make for a great spine of a team that will cause East Grinstead all kinds of problems. Wimbledon have a great record over EG in the recent seasons and will be looking to keep that record going on Saturday night.
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Pushback will be at 4pm. Entrance Fees are £4 for adults and U18s go free. There will be a 10 minute Half-Time break in which kids are encouraged to use the pitch to practice and shoot at goal. The supporters are encouraged to ask their favourite players for their autographs after the match as they are leaving the pitch. We would like to wish all supporters a warm welcome at Saint Hill and hope you enjoy the match!