A busy weekend with all 9 senior teams in action and junior hockey on Sunday for another 4 teams.
Continuing the theme of previous weeks (no changing rooms, no showers….) this weekend was no toilet paper and no clean sheet (pardon the pun).
The Ladies 1s racked up double figures against Hull with an impressive 11-1 home win with the goals being shared around. Inspired by being able to use the new football changing rooms, the ladies were slightly disappointed to find there was no toilet paper (no doubt footballers don’t require such luxuries) and perhaps this explained why Sarah McCall was finally beaten for the first time in 10 games avoiding yet another clean sheet. They are now top of the league, unbeaten at home for a year and looking stronger and fitter than previous years promotion campaigns.
The Ladies 2s had the long drive to the seaside to play against the other team promoted with them last season, Bridlington. Unavailability (perhaps expected with an early start and a long journey – plus some rugby tickets…) saw the team forced to make some changes and they were unfortunate to lose out by the odd goal for the second weekend running. Stand in skipper Sophie bagged the goal and hopefully the teams luck will change in the close fought games ahead.
Ladies 3s put up a good fight at Adel against Barnsley but were plucky losers going down 3-1 but the Ladies 4s came back with the points from their away fixture at Bingley to continue their impressive start to the season.
The Mens 1s, keen not to be outdone by the ladies went to Wakefield and won 6-0 (did Mayhew get a goal this week?!) and are also top of their league, but surprise package of the season are the Mens 2s who seem to be having the luck that the Ladies 2s are missing as they won by the odd goal for the second week in a row with a 3-2 win over local students from Leeds Uni who were perhaps still getting over freshers week.
The Mens 3s had a good 3-1 win v Brigg but sadly the Mens 4s lost by the odd goal to York 6s. The Mens 5s made the cardinal sin of having a squad of 13 players and this must have given skipper Stu Blair too much to think about with substitutions and positions and this allowed Garforth to run away with a 9-0 victory that perhaps was not a fair reflection on the effort and the potential of the 5s who are starting to integrate a number of promising players from the boys under 14s team who are settling in well.
Sunday saw various junior sides despatched to remote pitches around Yorkshire although the under 12 boys B team had the luxury of home games at the Adel astro and the A team had to trek to Weetwood. The A team put in some solid performances winning 2, drawing 2 and losing their final game when they had perhaps run out of steam. The B team under the inspirational leadership of former player Andy Hedge blooded several new boys who are still under 10s and the production line looks good for the future.
The girls Under 14s had two teams out (results not yet known) and thanks to all coaches and parents for their support with our junior fixtures over this weekend and the many weekends ahead over the remainder of the season.