The Men's 3XI is our senior development squad.
Captain: Steve Rea
Promoted to Hants Div 3
League: Hampshire Area - Division 3
Current Position: 1
Total Goals: 1477
Total Cards: 112
LATEST MATCH REPORTS
vs Fareham 5s - 24 Nov 2018
Home Score: 2 - Opposition Score: 1
Match Result: Win
A disappointing result for the 3s side this week. It was a much changed team which included welcome cameos from 4 4th team regulars and 2 excellent debuts from the magnificent Canning brothers. The new look team started brightly moving the ball well and taking a deserved lead. However Fareham soon grew into the game and although the 3s never stopped trying their greater fluency and attacking threat soon told and the 2:1 result was just about justified. Plenty to work on for the 3s but the strong performances by the youngsters James holt, Harvey Hill and Tim and John Canning point to better things to come.
vs United Services Portsmouth - 17 Nov 2018
Home Score: 2 - Opposition Score: 2
Match Result: Draw
The 3s started well against a determined and physical opposition with some good play from debutants Craven and Dear earning a short corner duly despatched by Ashworth. But as the half wore on the oppos high pressure tactics started to pay dividends with Haslemere struggling to keep hold of the ball. The pressure soon told and US were soon level through a corner of their own. With the game continuing in a similar pattern into the second half it was no real surprise when the visitors took the lead. Despite not being at their best the 3s kept fighting and were rewarded late in the second half when a determined attack delivered the ball to Ashworth 5 yards out who calmly rolled the ball under the keeper to level the scores. A late flurry may have stolen the game but at the whistle mere were probably happier with the point than their opposition.
vs Romsey - 01 Oct 2016
Home Score: 4 - Opposition Score: 6
Match Result: Loss
Despite the final score of 4 - 6 to Romsey, the Haslemere Mens 3rd XI fought hard in their first league game of the new hockey season.
With several new development players introduced to the team this year, mixed in with a handful for seasoned veterans, the 3rd XI displayed a surprising turn of pace throughout the majority of the game with some solid skill work too!
Although there were moments of breakdown and strong counter-attacking play from the Romsey midfield, the 3rd XI worked well in midfield, linking up with their forwards and beating the Romsey defence with several well placed shots on goal to keep them fighting until the final whistle.
Although a loss, the whole team was pleased with the potential showcased throughout the game which puts the 3rd XI in strong position going forwards, with some key areas to focus on to aid them as they develop over the course of the season.
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