EG Men Complete Pre-Season with 6:1 Home Win vs Brighton


EGHC Mens' 1st Team completed their pre-season programme with a 6:1 win against Brighton on Tuesday evening.  Head Coach Glenn Kirkham was faced with the first tough decision in his new role, to select a squad of 16 having worked with an exciting and diverse squad of approaching 30 players during pre-season. 

​With the World League and Commonwealth Games overlapping with our domestic season, there will be plenty of opportunities for the wider squad this season, but tonight there was an opportunity for a narrower group of players to stake a claim to wear the Blue and White during Saturday 23rd's opening match of the season, sponsored by Gold Group.

Running out 6:1 winners completed a good period of preparation for the side and also saw some important moments as we approach that Holcombe game on Saturday at 6pm.

Key to the evening was the return of our two vibrant and energetic attackers - David Condon and Chris Griffiths.  Both had taken a little time out after the Euronations and they deserved the rest.  Having David and Chris back amongst the group added to the energy and smiles all round, while also adding to Glenn's selection challenges !

Liam Ansel was against among the goalscorers, scoring 6 goals in three appearances now, while fellow new recruit, Richard Hildreth also found the net with his first goal for the club.

Wesley Jackson and Dominic Bowden also scored but Simon Faulkner (pictured) put in a Captain's shift with two short-corner goals​.

Saturday against Holcombe will be a step up for the group, but with quality throughout there is reason to be cautiously optimistic about the season ahead.

Do come down to Saint Hill on Saturday and lend your support to both the boys and also the Ladies 1st Team who open the programme at 4pm also against Holcombe !

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