Updated: Oct 5
Match Reports 1st/2nd October
HC Knole Park’s adult sides claimed a clean sweep of wins this weekend as the Women’s 1st team won 16-0, the Women’s 2nd team won 5-0 and the Men’s 1st team bounced back from defeat last week to win 5-3. HC Knole Park’s minis also took to their first matches too.
In the Women’s 1st team match the team were on fire hitting in 16 unanswered goals in a one-sided win. New Beccehamians 1st team had also been promoted last season with Knole Park, but it was the return of England U18 star Lottie who scored an amazing hat-trick in 5 minutes against New Beccehamians that set the tone for the match. Amy was also in superb form as she scored twice in the first half and added three more in the second half for her 5 goals. Lottie scored another two goals in the first half to make it five, and Charlotte scored to make it 8-0 at the break. In the second half Amelie scored a hat-trick, Alessia was provider of many and scorer of one, and Charlotte hit an absolute rocket for her second of the match, and to seal the 16-0 win. The Women’s 2nd team received a 5-0 walkover from Cliftonville 2s.
In the Men’s 1st team, it was a much-improved performance against Sittingbourne HC to give the team their first points of the season. It was Sittingbourne who opened the scoring after a mix-up in defence. However, Duncan scored almost immediately from the restart to make it 1-1. The match was very even, but a penalty corner strike from Duncan gave the team a 2-1 win at half-time. Knole Park’s men made the perfect start to the second half as Ted superbly deflected a high ball into the goal to make it 3-1, before Oscar tapped home to make it 4-1. This started a flurry of goals as Sittingbourne scored two quick goals either side of Duncan scoring his third of the match. 5-3 it finished in a very well natured match.
On Sunday the club’s minis played their first matches of the season. The U10 Boys travelled to Burnt Ash where they also played Ashford. Goals from Josh (13 goals) and Jamie (6).
The U10 Girls faced Marden Russets. Elizabeth top scored with 9 goals. Annabelle, Eva, and Isabe all scored twice.
The U12B Girls hosted Sutton Valence, Canterbury, and Marden Russets. Goals from Erica (4), Jessica, Elodie (both 2 goals).
The U12A then hosted Canterbury and Ashford with two wins from two. Goals from Elisa (3), Erin (3), Olivia W & Liv M (both 2) in the matches.
The U12A Boys won two and lost one in Folkestone. Jude top scored with 5 goals and Lucas scored a hat-trick in the Tunbridge Wells match.
Finally, the U14B Girls played Sevenoaks HC. In a one-sided match Knole Park ran out 12-0 winners with Mali top scoring with a double hat-trick!
Next weekend, the Men’s 1s travel to Deal 1s, whilst the Women’s 1s host Sevenoaks 5s, and the Women’s 2s travel to Aylesford to play K Sports 2s.
In the junior section it’s EH Cup weekend and the club have five away matches! The U18A Girls travel to Wimbledon, the U16A and U14A Girls both face Canterbury and the U16B Girls face Blackheath. The U16 Boys make the short journey to Sevenoaks for their first round tie.