2017-18 Season

 

Faversham Ladies Hockey Club

2017-2018 Fixtures.

 

 

 

14.10.2017 Blackheath 2 Faversham Ladies 0

 

07.10.2017 Faversham Ladies 1 Cobdown 4

 

 

30.09.2017 Bromley & Beccs 4 Faversham Ladies 0

 

The Ladies have unfortunately had to concede this game. They will hope to regroup and have a full squad available for next weeks game against Cobdown at the Westlands.

 

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23.09.2017 Faversham Ladies 0 New Beccahamian Ladies 3's 1

 

The ladies were finally able to start off their campaign with a home match against the side relegated with us last season. With Libby Andrews and Kate Merrett making their club debuts at Right Back and Right Half respectively the Ladies team of 9 knew this would be a baptism of fire to Division 5 life.

 

New Beccs were able to use their two-player advantage to break up the Fav attacks and the Ladies spent most of the first half defending their goal, however there were some occasions when Sheila Enfield on the forward line could use her experience to chase down several defensive clearances and provide some sort of respite to the defenders. Captain Clare Smithson and fellow forward Rachel Griffiths were chasing back and the team defended as a unit, with New Beccs only able to take pot shots at the Fav goal. The Ladies fully deserved to reach half time at 0-0.

 

Virtually after the restart New Beccs took the lead with a shot into the far corner of the goal and this motivated the Ladies to push forward more - with several forays into the oppo 23 they were unlucky not to equalise with an effort from Smithson that went just over the bar. A tremendous effort to keep chasing the length of the pitch from all three of the Fav halves, with them all pushing forward to support their forward line and then also tracking back when necessary. The two defenders played out of their skin to hold the ball up just long enough for the rest of the team to get back into position and defend. New Beccs just could not make their numerical advantage count and the Ladies did not concede any short corners at all in the second half while able to gain 3 of their own from attacks that were far more regular.

 

A fantastic team performance and the effort put in by every single player should be commended. The Ladies will be dangerous when they are able to field a full team !

 

Isles; Griffiths (S) Andrews; Sheather, Page, Merrett; Griffiths (R) Smithson (c) Enfield.

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16.09.2017 Faversham Ladies 4 Dartford 3's 0

 

Starting this season in Division 5 after relegation Fav Ladies were determined to start the season positively, with all players desperate to claim the goals from this drubbing of Dartford..

In reality - Dartford conceding this first game means that we are alreadynearly half way to achieving last seasons points total - and we may appear in the top half of the table for once !

Sympathy to Dartford - we have been on the wrong end of this so many times. Wish them the best for getting a team together.

 

 

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