A good game for the ladies 6s, despite the loss. Their first game against Harrow this season saw them lose 9-0, so this weeks result was a huge improvement, with our ladies losing out narrowly with a 2-1 loss. Man of the match went to Magui, our super junior playing just her second game for the seniors section. Dick of the day went to Emily for ripping her leggings in a match tumble.
Fantastic improvement this season ladies!
Despite the end result (2-1 loss), this was a great game for the Super Sixes who were on fine form. The last game the 6s played against them (a very strong oppo) resulted in a 9-0 loss so this was a huge improvement for the team!
MOM went to Magui de Cara (recently promoted from the Juniors) who never gave up on the forward line.
DOD went to Emily Norman who sadly ripped her leggings when she fell over.
Special mentions must also go to Margaret Palmer who scored the opening goal on a short corner, and Sarah Murphy who played an awesome game in goal for us!
The ladies 4s faced Staines 3s this week in a match that promised to be a close one, as both teams were promoted last season. The 4s started with their usual fire and were quickly on the attack, great passing and movement saw the 4s with several opportunities and even a penalty corner. However their goal came from a great passage of play where Clare Ormerod worked the ball up the sideline to Teresa Knoerr, who found Chloe Hole at the top of the D, Chloe then fired the ball into Sophie Green who found the back of the goal from a midrange shot. The 4s kept the tempo up and managed to hold Staines to 0-1 at half time. However, in the second half Staines fought back and quickly equalised. Both sides then seemed to take their foot off the pedal a bit, with a lot of back and forth play that didn’t see either side break the deadlock. All in all, a fair result and it's great to see both teams stay up in division 1 after getting promoted last season.
MoM: Clare Ormerod for some epic defending and fantastic runs
DoD: Sarah Bougan for her potty mouth
After an intense training session during the week, the 2s were raring and ready to go and wreak revenge on Hampstead & Westminster 4s for the narrow 2-1 defeat earlier in the season.
After some public transport and delays due to food issues, we all congregated in the changing room to discuss pre-game tactics and where Feline van der Sluijs decided to give a surprised Bec Cooper an unexpected lap dance, all in the name of team bonding.
The game started strongly after the smallest of warm-ups as apparently National League Men's teams prefer chatting to the umpire rather than playing hockey and Chiswick applied pressure straight from the off. Despite efforts from both teams, half-time was reached and the scoreline was still 0-0.
The breakthrough came when after some lovely passing up the pitch and ball retention, Feline van der Sluijs buried a beautiful reverse stick shot in the back of the goal. Despite conceding an equaliser, Chiswick did not give up and let heads go down as on previous occasions and our efforts were finally rewarded with a PC 2 minutes from time. As the umpire played on some dubious advantage from a flick, Bec Cooper acted like a woman possessed and peppered the goal with shot after shot. One of these managed to find its way through the keeper and defenders to Tara Feeney on the goal line and she pounced to make it 2-1.
A great team performance and special mention must be made to Feline van der Sluijs, as this was her first ever win playing for PHC Chiswick!
A disappointing loss for the ladies 6s against Eastcote at home. We had plenty of shots on goal and were unlucky on several occasions. Nevertheless, there were some beautiful passes and runs, especially from Tamara Johnson, our Man of the Match, who scored a goal in the first half.
DOD went to Emma Snell who, despite her excellent play in the midfield, somehow forgot how to tie her shoes laces!
Better game next Saturday! 3 more games this season and we're not giving up!