Fixtures

Continuing from last week’s 2 all draw against the same opponents, the teams looked evenly balanced in the opening period. Romsey had the first opportunities to score after a good run by Sam Attfield led to a short corner being awarded and Jack Sluman was unlucky to see his powerful shot go just wide of the goal.  New Forest’s first attacked was stopped by a strong tackle from Owen South in defence, and Romsey countered with a run from Will Rossdale who was unlucky not to score, this was followed by Jack Meehan having his shot saved.

Then the action moved to the other end where New Forest had their first shot go wide, they were then dispossessed by George Coltard who went on a strong run up the middle of the field. But New Forest attacked again and after a good save from Goalie Ollie O’Hara, their shot wide again.

Romsey’s goal had a small respite as they attacked with Tom Norman shooting just wide, but then New Forest continued their attack, with a wide shot, a save from the Romsey keeper and then the first period ended with 3 short corners to New Forest, Romsey’s defence including Jack Jones and Archie Davis held strong preventing a score. An exciting first period finished goalless.

Romsey looked stronger in the second period, Jack Meehan, Luke Wlater and Will Rossdale combined well in midfield and on the wings to stretch New Forest, Romsey’s defence started to move up the pitch where Jack Jones made a couple of good tackles to prevent New Forest from attacking. Marcus Lake playing his second game for U12’s grew in confidence in midfield where Romsey started to dominate. George Coltard won the ball and passed to Jack Sluman who passed to Sam Attfield then the ball went to Will Rossdale who’s shot was just wide. Another run by Sam Attfield led to a short corner being awarded to Romsey, from which Jack Sluman’s shot was saved by the New Forest keeper.

Next it was New Forest on the attack which was stopped by Frederick O’Hara who passed into the midfield and Marcus Lake made a strong run passing to Will Rossdale on the wing.

The second period ended with New Forest breaking free and forcing a one on one with the Romsey keeper who produced a good save to keep the score nil-nil.

The third period started with the feeling that one goal would seal the match, the first opportunity went to New Forest who were awarded a short corner. After this was dealt with Romsey went on the attack, when Sebastian Wells threaded a pass to Thomas Norman who forced a great save from the New Forest Keeper.  

The action went straight down the other end, with lots of bodies in the Romsey dee, a rebound off the Keeper was hit by New Forest looking certain to be a goal, only for the ball to be deflected off the line by the end of the stick belonging to a fully outstretched Will Rossdale in midflight.

The deadlock was broken after a typically strong run from George Coltart led to a free hit to Romsey which was taken quickly, the ball was passed to Sam Attfield who went passed 2 defenders and scored to give Romsey the lead.

New Forest tried to hit back, winning 2 short corners, but again they were denied. Romsey then sealed the win with a well-worked goal, Sam Attfield passed the ball to Jack Meehan in the dee who shot past the keeper to score and then celebrated with his signature cartwheel.

New Forest almost got a consolation goal, but again they were denied by Will Rossdale clearing the ball off the line, and the score remained 2 nil.

We are running two social mixed games over Christmas:

Saturday 17th December: Fancy Dressed Mixed Tournament at Romsey School – 10:30 to 12:00

New Years Day: Inter Club Mixed Game at HCS – 12:00 to 13:30

Contact mixed captain Tracy or your team captain for more information

Come along and get involved 🙂

 

Despite loosing 4-0 against a very strong Hamble team, Romsey’s u14 boys continued to develop their passing game. All of the lads played extremely well and if a larger squad had been available the result could have been very different.

   
    
    
    
    
   

Hopefully you have all been contacted but, please note….

There is NO junior training tomorrow morning.

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Romsey finished the first half of the season second in Division 10 only goal difference keeping them off the top spot.
This was an even encounter and with score still goal less it was Romsey keeper Alex Buck who was called in to action, twice he pushed goal bound efforts wide of the posts with his feet. 
Romsey composed themselves, and Greig Stewart won an interception just in the USP half and played a first time ball to Carl Hendy. As the keeper narrowed the angle Hendy crossed the ball across the circle where Colin Harwood smashed the ball inside the post to put Romsey 1 0 up. 
Romsey look comfortable at the back with Raul Patel again having a great game getting to the ball first and using fullbacks Dave Andrews and Jamie Sanderson, as Romsey looked to build USP cleared with an aerial ball, this deceived Stuart Robertson and USP broke to out number the Romsey defence and equalise with a shot Buck almost kept out. 
Romsey kept pushing forward, with Jamie Botto pushing down the right, and Archie Attfield and Felix Bussey-Jones down the left. After sown half chances were missed Phil Humphreys followed up for his first goal of the season and put Romsey 2 1 up at half time with a fine shot from the top of the circle.
In the second half Romsey brought on the outstanding Rob Williams. He immediately made run down the right, showing skill to beat his defender, and soon after Robertson played a neat ball to Harwood who played in Williams. He deftly beat his man, and making space for himself composed an fine finish from the top of the circle for 3 1. Williams continued with his Man of the Match performance returning the favour to Harwood who shot at the keeper when through.
USP pulled a goal back from a penalty corner routine to make for an exciting finish but Romsey held on for the 3 points. They meet table toppers Haslemere in the first game after the Christmas break

Romsey U12 Girls were home to Andover on Sunday and after a tense match the final score was 3-3. The first 20 minutes saw Andover score 2 goals in quick succession with Romsey being caught off guard. Things improved in the second third as the girls continued to gain more possession with Charlotte Dunkley making some great runs down the wing and the first goal coming from Alice Appleton. Romsey were now in full swing with Charlotte scoring the second goal to even the score up to 2-2. However, the Andover forwards kept the pressure on the Romsey defence with keeper Daisy Richardson making some great saves but a break in defence saw Andover score their third goal. Romsey continued to push forward and were awarded a short corner taken by Tessa Drake out to Alice Appleton who fired it into the top right corner of the goal evening up the score to 3-3. The last 20 was tense with both teams desperately trying to score for the win, however some great defending from Romsey’s Katie Smart, Naeve Pountney, Olivia Wann and Ellie East meant the Andover side were unsuccessful, with the final score remaining at 3-3. 

A much improved team performance saw Romsey win 5 – 2 against Alton HC. 
Goals for Ella L, Bobs C, Hannah L (2) and own goal. 
Special thanks must go to the U12 girls Alice A and Olivia W who played really well.

  

calendar-icon2 The Fixtures for Summer 2015 for the following teams have been uploaded:

First match on 5 May 2015 – tomorrow!

All summer league fixtures can be found on the Summer League Fixtures List page.

Romsey fulfilled their U16 fixture despite having three players at Hampshire JAC, which meant calling on U14s to make up the team against a much older New Forest team. The final score did not reflect the match which Romsey were excellent in for 60 minutes.

In an even first half Jake Rowland, Zak Cooper and Matchey Lincoln all went close, but a breakaway move by New Forest gave keep Alex Buck no chance as the final two on one simply passed it in to the net.

While Romsey looked again for the equaliser with Art Barcia and Joe Powell strong down the wings Ben manning couldn’t quite concert the end product.

Jamie Sanderson, Ollie Bryant and Daniel Newman provided a solid defence and Chris Harwood was effective in front of the back three. New Forest doubled their lead when the took a hit outside the circle and ran on to the Romsey goal, with no challenge the forward pushed the ball past Buck for a 2-0 HT lead.

Romsey were unfortunate at the start of the second half with Jake Rowland seeing two fine reverse shots just going wide, and when a shot from New Forest got a deflection from another Forest player to wrong foot Buck it was 3-0.

Romsey then had better fortune and as Rowlands shot was blocked Zak Cooper followed up to pull one back, two minutes later it was 3-2 as Ben Manning’s run in to the circle was deflected over the line.

Romsey were intent on getting their deserved equaliser. Joe Powell got in the circle but his final pass was cut out, then Lincoln and Cooper combined with Manning but his shot was blocked.

With 15 minutes to go the game was finely balanced at 3-2 until New Forest over turned Romsey in the centre of the pitch, the break away couldn’t be cleared and Forest scored for 4-2.

Then with Chris Harwood taping up a split finger, Ollie Bryant going off after he took a full whack on the ankle New Forest scored three goals in the final five minutes to make a 7-2 scoreline unreflective of a great game.

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Romsey U10s entered 2 teams into the Bournemouth tournament on Sun Dec 14th, but were much depleted by illness on the day. 10 intrepid players made it and, with some juggling around of the fixtures, we managed to put out a team for every game, 10 in all. Despite the lack of numbers, the team produced some amazing hockey, winning 5 games, drawing 1 and losing 4.

There were some great performances from all players. Amelia showed great vision moving into space and looking before passing the ball. She was also very determined in defence, not giving up and marking very well. Freddie, Anna and Issy also made some fine tackles under pressure and often cleared the ball wide, away from the opposition.

Molly, Issy and Hannah made themselves available for passes by moving into space and also called for the ball when they were free. Hannah also made a difference in defence, putting in some key tackles in the shooting circle. Up front forwards Charlie and Tom linked well with mid fielders Luke and William to create many scoring opportunities which they often converted. Top scorer was Charlie with 9, while Tom and Luke grabbed 4 each. The boys’ speed on and off the ball created many chances for a swift counter attack. They were also tireless, running back to defend whenever needed and covering large areas of the pitch.

Overall it was a fine performance, the team have improved immensely and showed great determination and courage today as well as running their socks off for 3 hours.

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