L1s go down 5-1 v H&W

November 15, 2018

Another tough day at the office for our ladies 1s. The score line of 5-1 flattered the opposition Hampstead and Westminster greatly, with it only being 1-nil at half time. Southgate held their own for the majority of the game, putting top-of-the-table Hampstead under the pump right from the first whistle.
Superstar goalie Zara Rose had a stellar performance in goal, even denying Hampstead a penalty flick. Charlotte Kelly put in another solid performance, creating quite possibly the goal of the season. An inspirational dribble down the right flank before a baseline drive and perfectly timed pass to the spot saw debutant and kiwi #3 Carla Johl one-time the ball over the goalies head.
Coaches Drew “never calm” Burkin and  Mark “always calm” Menear were not disheartened by the loss, proud of the fact the girls never let up, and competed for a gruelling 70 minutes. Onwards and upwards to next week’s home game against Bedford, where 3 points will be there for the taking.

Having won 5 games in a row, with the last two games being comfortable 5-0 scores, the Ladies 2s had a bit of a shock to the system when Wycombe came out hard from the get go; scoring off straight strike from a corner and leaving a slightly flustered Southgate side 1-0 down at half time. Off the back of a strong half time talk, the Ladies 2s came back onto the pitch ready to fight for a win and equalised within the first few minutes of the second half. Emily R-H ran the ball down the wing, skilfully skinning a number of defenders and crossed the ball to Gaby M-P who smacked it into the goal. Unfortunately, Wycombe scored a second goal not long after but after hard graft and patience the Ladies 2s managed another equaliser – truly a team effort from Sofia M who crossed it in, to Gaby MP who smacked it across the goal, to Mandy F who scored the finishing shot. While disappointed with the final result, the Ladies 2s kept calm in the second half; patiently using a high transfer and the midfield distribution, waiting for the perfectly-timed breakthrough leads from the front line to get the ball up the pitch. All in all, lots of positives to be taken into next weeks game against Henley.

L3s lost 0-5 v H&W 5s

Frustrating week for the ladies 4’s as we drew 1-1 to bottom of the league, having successfully drawn 2-2 to top of the league in the previous week. We are looking forward to building on this weeks game as we move forward into our game against Ham & West this weekend and hopefully try and secure ourselves 3 points.

L5s lost 1-2 v Ealing 1s

Southgate Hockey Club. Great fun, great hockey, great facilities.