This is the HHC Ladies 3rd XI Squad.
Coach: Tony Richards
League: Hampshire Division 3 (Women)
Total Goals: 767
Total Cards: 10
LATEST MATCH REPORTS
vs Isle of Wight 2s - 27 Oct 2018
Home Score: 1 - Opposition Score: 1
Match Result: Draw
After an eventful journey where one car got on the earlier ferry and three were left waving (not drowning) the ladies 3s were in good spirits going into the game. Missing our lovely leader Heather Jakeway but with a last minute super sub Laura Dadswell, everyone was looking forward to the game. Apart from the first few faltering five minutes Haslemere were soon dominating the play with some open expansive hockey. At half time we were “winning” 0-0.. Play continued in much the same way in the second half. GK Catherine Gallagher was called upon to make a couple of saves, with calm composure. Haslemere were in control in the midfield cutting out all free hits and capitalising on the opposition’s mistakes. Tempers were starting to raise in some areas however and Abbie Davies received a yellow card. As is often the way this seemed to galvanise the team and a lovely goal resulted. The ball was passed swiftly out of defence by left back Lizzie Gallagher, through left midfield Gaby Evans...another smooth pass to Suzi Kaczor at the top of the D, who slotted it through to Flo Ashworth in a great position to the left of the goalie... IOW continued to make runs up the right hand side and after a missed clearance in the D were awarded a flick! End result was 1-1, slightly disappointing but such a great team performance and lots to feel very pleased about. Votes for player of the match were very evenly divided....three each for Gallagher C, Annie Hendry and Flo Ashworth.
vs Southampton 4s - 13 Oct 2018
Home Score: 1 - Opposition Score: 0
Match Result: Win
Despite some last minute changes to the team, or maybe because of, the ladies 3s took to the pitch with verve and vigour! The first half saw some well placed passing hockey, good use of left foot passes and skillful positioning. Hannah Matson dominated her right forward place and made inroads into the Southampton defence, ably assisted by Joey Hendry and Flo Ashworth in the middle. It was good to welcome Vix South back to the team too. The defensive diamond held well against a couple of attacks. It soon became clear that Southampton were likely to use the long ball to attack and Haslemere dealt with that well. Annie Smith, a key attacker was carrying a calf injury but still managed to worry the opposition. Sadly, just before half time disaster struck, when Smith took a stick to the back of the head and had to be taken to hospital - luckily no fracture but a worrying time for all. Haslemere spirit shone through and there was a feeling that the game must be won now. Although the score was tight the home team looked the better side and well deserved the victory. Southampton rallied a little towards the end and GK Catherine Gallagher was called upon to keep the sheet clean soon after her sister Lizzie scored at the other end. Player of the match was shared by Matson, Gallagher C, Hendry and Ashworth - a definite whole team performance! Next up... overseas trip to IOW on 27 October!
vs Winchester 3s - 06 Oct 2018
Home Score: 2 - Opposition Score: 1
Match Result: Win
On a very wet morning haslemere ladies 3s sparkled! With the welcome addition of some willing 4s players and returners from injury the start was a little hesitant from the visitors but Haslemere soon found their stride. With four changes from the team last week it was always going to be a challenge but communication across the team was excellent. However against the run of play Haslemere found themselves 1-0 down at half time. Self belief was strong and with a timely reminder from coach Richards to keep the width the team took to the pitch in the second half with confidence. Saffi Elliott was tireless in mid-field and Annie Smith, Eliza Porter-Wright and Heather Jakeway nibbled away at the Winchester defence. Haslemere were soon rewarded with a goal when Porter-Wright played on after a foot in the D and scored. The second Haslemere goal came from a sweet short corner routine smoothly slotted away by Smith after a great swivel in the D from Porter-Wright. Winchester renewed their attack straight after the goal but the defence just about kept their heads! Some good things to work on; releasing the ball just a moment sooner and keeping it wide. A truly good team performance.
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