On a weekend when some teams had a slip week to coincide with the half term break, several Adel sides were playing catch up with the ladies in particular having a busy weekend.
Business as usual was restored in the ladies 1s with a clean sheet once again and a comprehensive 7-0 away win at Chapeltown, followed up by a tougher EH Cup game on the Sunday where Adel overcame the challenge from last season’s winners, Newcastle. A 3-2 victory sees the Ladies 1s eagerly awaiting the next round draw and hoping for a home fixture to entertain the local Adel fans.
The mens 1s ventured across to the east coast to take on the students from Hull and the students will “need to do better” after Adel came away with 3 goals, 3 points and another clean sheet. Still only one goal conceded in the league by the mens 1s and that was in a 9-1 victory.
The ladies 2s had the toughest fixture of the day playing the combined might of Leeds, Leeds Uni and Leeds Beckett Uni 2s who play under the banner of “Leeds HC” and are top of the division as a result of their mergers and acquisitions that are capturing the attention of the Monopolies Commission. Not daunted by a physical and imposing Leeds team, Adel put in a determined performance, showing commitment and spirit and a desire to work hard for each other. Chances were few at either end with Adel defending strongly and Charlie in goal looking untroubled throughout. As the game entered the last minute and a draw looking inevitable, Leeds had one final attack and won a penalty corner. The corner did not go to plan, the ball bobbled around and exited the D and before Adel could breath a sigh of relief, a Leeds player had pushed the ball back into the D where the slightest of deflections saw the Adel defence finally breached for the first time. Leeds celebrated as if they had won the league, Adel felt mugged for the 2nd time this season having suffered a similar fate against Thirsk. But if the team continue to play with the same spirit and fight, they will soon get the rewards that their efforts deserve.
Ladies 3s maintained their usual standards with a convincing 5-0 win and stay top of the league and the Ladies 4s put in a great effort against another Leeds team who are top of their division but we lost 2-0 in a scoreline that does not disgrace the Ladies 4s at all when you realise the scores in the other Leeds games this season.
Mens 3s score is a late result and not known at the time of going to press.
And finally…. potential good news on the removal of the old astro thanks (hopefully) in particular to 2 club members. We may require assistance from everyone over the weekend of 7/8 November so watch this space for further details.