A mixed bag of results this weekend with the weather making an intervention along the way too.
The ladies 1s and Mens 3s suffered the same fate as a waterlogged pitch in Huddersfield put paid to any competitive action on the pitch and consigned the teams to a rearranged Sunday match in the New Year in all probability. The ladies 4s were also postponed as opponents Bradford University gave advance warning of being unable to raise a team.
Fortunately the Adel Astro needs more than a spot of rain to see games called off and the mens 4s pulled off the only Adel victory of the day with a 3-1 win against Halifax.
The ladies 2s faced strong opposition from York but fought back from being a goal down twice to earn a 2-2 draw and continue their climb up the table. By all accounts the team were unlucky not to score more with the York keeper making a number of fine saves but the 2s kept on battering at the door and were rewarded for their perseverance.
The ladies 3s travelled in the opposite direction along the A64 to Pocklington where they lost narrowly 2-1.
The mens 1s had the short trip down the Otley Road to Weetwood to take on Leeds 5s. Normal service looked to have been restored as the 1s went 2-0 up but once again the opposition fought back strongly and the 1s were unable to prevent the goals from the home side which left the 1s frustrated with the 2-2 draw. After some heavy scoring from the forward line in the first few games of the season, the wet weather seems to have led to a goal drought in front of goal.
The mens 2s also went into battle against York. Their opponents version of events can be found here.
Not the most complimentary of match reports and I am sure Fozzy and co might beg to differ in a few areas. By all accounts, the 2s played some great hockey but yet again were thwarted by a York goalkeeper in inspired form.
And finally the 5ths having worked hard all week to get an 11 out, travelled to Boston Spa where they went down narrowly by 2 goals.
A word of thanks to all our umpires this weekend who carried out their duties in a variety of waterproof clothing, the coaches on the sidelines who provided supportive words of encouragement and to anyone brave enough to have come along to watch in the foul weather when the Davis Cup final on the TV looked a better option!