Weekend Roundup - 14th/15th October

Click through for scores, scorers, and match reports from last weekend....


Played...10 Won...6 Drawn...1 Lost...3
For...25 Against...15
Clean Sheets - 3 for, 2 against...
Vets win streak - 5... Ladies 2's undefeated - 4...
Consecutive games scored - Mikey Holland, 5
Average goals conceded - Ladies 1's - 0.5
​Saturday 14th October.... Early season trends continue, as the Ladies for the most part continue to out perform the Men, with a couple notable exceptions.

An undefeated weekend on the Ladies side, and with due respect to Alex Melzer's late winner for the 1's, the highlight has to be the Ladies 3's fighting back from a goal down to secure their first win of the season - and away at Lewes no less, silencing a the home crowd in the process.

The Vets extended their lead at the top of the table with a 5th straight win, whilst at the other end of the spectrum the 2's and 4's slipped to 5th and 3rd straight league defeats respectively.

Ladies 1's 1-0 Slough Ladies 1's - Alex Melzer
Ladies 2's 3-3 Woking Ladies 1's - Autumn Bowden, Helen Prinsloo, Georgina Cremin
Ladies 3's 3-1 Lewes Ladies 2's - Kirstie Beedle 2, Ciara Halpin
Ladies 4's 1-0 Burgess Hill Ladies 3's - Tatiana Sneddon
Bluebirds - NO GAME

Men's 1's 3-1 Sevenoaks Men's 1's - David Condon, Chris Griffiths, Liam Ansell
Men's 2's 4-5 Spencer Men's 2's - Josh Coniglio 2, Will Arthur, Blake Elliott
Men's 3's 0-1 Brighton & Hove Men's 4's
Men's 4's 0-3 Lewes Men's 4's

Vets 3-0 Spencer Vets - Mikey Holland, Phil Coote

Although not a great performance this result strangely never seemed in question. Spencer benefited from great fortune early on, firstly when the cross bar deafeningly stopped a bullet Mikey drag flick..

Their luck was further stretched when Cooty, demonstrating his legendary grasp of timing, chose to kneel down to do up his shoe lace just as a wonderful scoring opportunity materialised. The under-pressure defence cleverly rolled him the ball realising that due to his inactive state he would only be able to watch it amble by. The excitement was too much for Phil who opted for an immediate rest, but at least was able to leave the pitch quickly thanks to the newly fashioned laces as EG rotated their substitutes to good effect. He made amends later when he blasted a shot from a full 1cm to double the lead.

This was quite an even game in general play that highlighted the importance of a strong keeper & effective short corner routine. EG had twice as many short corners, and an even better ratio of open play chances. In contrast to MVP heights of last week Jules admitted to frequently not troubling their keeper. In the other "D" Giles was able to practise his one touch passing with his new kickers, and was also called upon to audition for the lacrosse team by some slightly laissez-faire umpiring.

Getting good results from average performances is a good indicator of title winning form. Other indicators can only be gauged by those with the insight and wisdom of Solomon. Number 1 fan & team clairvoyant David Payne confidently declared that he would put his money (but not all of it) on EG to win the league. He also predicted that Spencer would do well in the league though currently they are only 1 point above Teddington.

Next week it's the big one against reigning champions Wimbledon away.
Peter Loader

Saints - NO GAME
Badgers 7-1 Eastbourne Kestrels - Ned Rowland 2, Finn Fenwick, Fynn Jones, Tomasz Morris, Tom Burchell, Sam Baird

​Ladies Leading Scorers;

1. Robyn Bentley, 5

2. Autumn Bowden, 4

3=. Tatiana Sneddon, Alex Melzer, Kirstie Beedle, 2

​Men's Leading Scorers;

1. Mikey Holland, 6

2. Richard Payne, 4

3=. Ollie Kirby, Ben Payne, Freddie Knott, Phil Coote, Finn Fenwick, 3

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