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Men's 3rd XI - Match centre

London Edwardians 3
Barnes 3
Sat 13 Oct 12:30 - South Hockey League - Surrey Area - Division 2 Full time

In Heaven With Eleven


Another week gone, another match report....

This week your correspondent is still Greg even though Harry tried his best to steal my title from me.

It was a glorious October day, the sun shining. The heat reflecting on our black shirts caused some pre match sweating. Aside from this there was the usual banter. This one time, in Blake’s bed... oh wait sorry it’s just a disappointing end.

The match began and we started well. Some eh ‘persistent’ shooting from Colin opened the scoring, followed quickly by a debut 3s goal for Seb. Moments later, Colin doubled his tally with another stunning finish. At this point the defence had the sun loungers out and even coach Dan seemed to be smiling.

But you know that famous saying “Complacency killed the Cat”...

Barnes started playing better and we decided to play some terrible hockey, much to coach Dan’s disappointment. A goal was gifted to Barnes making it 3-1 but this only allowed Eds to pull the finger back out the bum and go immediately on the attack with Colin completing his first half Hattrick. A fantastic achievement and a shoe in for MOM?

Half time chat came, Dan was still unhappy with the 15 minute period. He was especially unhappy at young Greg being missing at Reich back however this surprisingly wasn’t why he got DOD... again.

Second half and this was Eds at their finest. A true showing of 35 minutes of fast simple hockey. 7 goals were scored and here is how it went.

Ryan scored two goals very quickly before Seb smashed in his second goal. Already 7-1 up, Eds showed no signs of slowing. Ryan got the second Hattrick of the day, his first goals for Eds too and stealing MOM from an angry Colin. Raz finally found a way to please some of the ladies side of the club by deciding to score on the pitch rather than off the pitch...

Harry got 230th time lucky and got on the scoresheet, albeit with a crap goal, but as they say any goal is a...

Lastly in the dying seconds of this match, Greg shouted at Marc P to move out the way before taking 5 minutes to get to the ball and smashing it into the near corner.

11-1, Barnes destroyed.

A great game of hockey where for 60 minutes, Eds played 4 levels above Barnes.

Next week see’s an away trip to Old Reigatians and lets be honest it’ll be me writing it again, so until next week!

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Surrey Area - Division 2 results

Old Reigatians 1
Old Cranleighans 3
Wanderers 4
Oxted 4
Wanderers 5
Old Georgians 3


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Old Georgians 3 22 56
2. Old Cranleighans 3 22 56
3. London Edwardians 3 22 49
4. Barnes 2 22 48
5. Barnes 3 22 38
6. Wanderers 5 22 28
7. Old Reigatians 1 22 27