Lewes Hockey Club Match Reports For Saturday 27 January 2018
Lewes Men’s 1s
HOME TEAM: Sevenoaks Men’s 2s 7
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Men’s 1s 2
Lewes Ladies 1s
FIXTURE: South Div 3B
HOME TEAM: Horsham Ladies 2’s 1
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Ladies 1s 4 (Baron 1, Molloy 3)
Lewes Ladies 1s set off to local rivals Horsham on Saturday on the back of a 4-1 thriller against Worthing only to win by the same score again!
Lewes started the game full of energy and enthusiasm, making every pass count and have a purpose. Within ten minutes, Lewes quickly found themselves in the Horsham D: one pass seamlessly connected with another and Laura Molloy slammed a goal into the net.
A second soon followed for the happy-go-lucky striker who added to her brilliant goal tally for the season. Lewes’s midfield worked tirelessly, building play from the defence to the forwards. Emma Pavitts’s legs did not stop moving for one second in the first half. And by her side Libby Youngman consistently pestered Horsham for the ball and successfully won the ball back for Lewes.
In the second half, Horsham attempted a few breaks, however their lack of cohesion as a team didn’t help them counter the progressive Lewes side.
Sarah Hall and Marie Spence enjoyed a series of transfers between themselves at the back before sending the ball down the field for Anna Hilton to find Molloy to get her third goal of the game.
Horsham retaliated ,winning a penalty corner. With a miss hit from them they managed to throw the Lewes keeper and slipped one past her. But this was too little too late as striker Amelia Baron went on a magnificent run past multiple Horsham players on to her reverse and netting the fourth goal for Lewes.
The crowd watching went wild as Baron was at such a tight angle in the D it didn’t look like she would be able to make the shot. But her skills proved everyone wrong.
It was the third league win in a row for the Lewes side since Christmas, putting them up to fourth in the league.
Lewes Men’s 2s
FIXTURE: Sussex Div 2
HOME TEAM: St. Francis Mens 1’s 0
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Men’s 2s 4 (Clinch, Daniels 2, Harvey)
Lewes Men’s 2s went into Saturday’s game with a positive attitude stemming from the 13-0 thrashing of Worthing 3s the week prior.
Despite the likes of Ali Hancorn, Sam Rea, Oli Amos, Joe Rideout and Harry Davenport missing, the awful weather and St Francis’s far from stellar pitch; the team pulled through with thunderous vigour.
From the off, the speed of the team was formidable with sterling play from the midfield of Oli Loader, Tom Clinch and Jamie Cooke, creating a barrage of shots and opportunities upon the St Francis defence.
However, goals in the first half seemed to be challenging until the team crowded the helpless Keeper and subsequently achieved a P-flick which was slotted in the bottom corner by Seb Daniels. Despite not scoring again in the half, the team went into the break with high spiritst.
Fairly early in the second half, Seb Daniels stormed into the D and converted the best goal of game with a blistering strike that, although being in the keeper’s mid-drift, was so powerful that it didn’t matter. The team continued to then produce a plethora of shots on the keeper which came with its fair share of short-corners, one of those a left slip to Tom Harvey whose robust slap into the bottom right gave Lewes a 3-0 lead.
The play from the midfield and defence of Peter Thomas, Jamie Neill, Matthew Denham and Theo Whiting only got better, resulting in more and more chances.
The use of wide play, fantastic skill and tremendous passing was encapsulated in the final Lewes goal. The ball found itself near the top of the 25 with some wonderful one-two play from Oli Loader and Tom Clinch that lead to another amazing strike into yet again the bottom right corner sealing a comprehensive 4-0.
Despite all the odds being against Lewes, the team pulled it out the bag and showed St Francis some of the best play, team work and effort on the season, especially by the youngsters of Jamie Cooke, Theo Whiting and Oli Loader.
This win completes an unbeaten January, 25 goals scored and only 2 conceded with the team upbeat and optimistic for the coming months.
Lewes Ladies 2s
FIXTURE: SLL Prem Div
HOME TEAM: East Grinstead Ladies 3’s 2
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Ladies 2s 0
Lewes Ladies 2s came up against an East Grinstead side on Saturday who were well-drilled in attack and impossible to break down in defence.
The East Grinstead forward line quickly broke down the determined Lewes defence early in the first half to go one nil up.
Despite a determined effort from the Lewes midfield and forwards, they were unable to penetrate the East Grinstead defence which remained steadfast.
Even a stunning performance from Man of the match Innei Shum, could not prevent another goal from EG and this saw the Lewes Ladies going into the second half, 2-0 down.
After a tough half time talk, the Lewes side came out more energised and put up a tremendous fight, putting together some excellent moves. However, they were still unable to put the ball in the back of the net and came away disappointed and as grey as the cold East Grinstead sky.
Lewes Men’s 3s
FIXTURE: Sussex Div 2
HOME TEAM: Lewes Men’s 3s 1
AWAY TEAM: Chichester Chipmunks 4
Lewes Men’s 4s
FIXTURE: Sussex Div 3
HOME TEAM: Lewes Men’s 4s 4
AWAY TEAM: East Grinstead Mens 4th XI 0
Lewes Men’s 5s
FIXTURE: Sussex Div 4
HOME TEAM: Chichester Mens 5’s 0
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Men’s 5s 3
FIXTURE: SDL Boys
HOME TEAM: Lewes Lions 0
AWAY TEAM: Horsham Hotshots 5
FIXTURE: SLL Girls Dvlp
HOME TEAM: Eastbourne Chicks 9
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Lionesses 0