HHC hosted a mini festival with 4 of our teams vs 2 of Havant Hockey Clubs.
We played a massive round robin with all of our available 36 girls playing. We played 60 mins of hockey in In2’s style (7 a side incl keepers). Whilst we were beset by rain the girls had a fantastic day with quite a few getting hattricks across the morning
All the teams covered themselves admirably with some notable goal scorers in the mix.
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Wanderers 2-2 Mens 1s Draw
Mens 2s 3-3 Southampton Uni 2s Draw
Mens 3s 2-3 Farnham and Aldershot 2s Loss
Always a tough task ahead when comparing the average age of each starting 11 – Farnham’s looked to be below 20 whereas the slightly creaky 3s was closer to 40 (helped by our youngsters at right back and in goal!).
However the game was pretty evenly matched. Farnham eventually went 3-1 up in the 2nd half – perhaps not helped by Haslemere being down to 9 players at one point due to some slightly iffy tackling. A late goal by Mere helped ensure a bit of tension late, but an equaliser wasn’t found.
MOM went to Sean and Jack (for keeping our average age down – and of course playing well)
Aldershot 2s 8-0 Mens 4s Loss
Trips away to play Aldershot 2s always seem to depend on whether the army contingent are at home – last season it was a similar story in this away fixture but the reverse fixture resulted in a very comfortable win for Haslemere. So hopefully the same this year!
The game wasn’t helped by an injury to the Haslemere skipper resulting in a trip to Guildford A&E for the evening. Heal quickly Stu.
Mens 5s 5-4 Hamble 3s Win
Another win by the 5s. In the end a nail biting close run win with goals from Stephen “I’m a back” scoring 2, Matt cleaning up with 2 more ruthless flicks and Dan from the top of the D at a short.
Mens Masters 6-4 Trojans Vets 2s Win
Mens Vets 1-2 Southampton Cockburns Loss