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Superb opening weekend for HC Knole Park!

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

Match Reports 24th & 25th September

Over the weekend the hockey season began and various sides from HC Knole Park were in fine form as they registered their first wins of the season. The Women’s 1st and 2nd teams both won comfortably, and the U14A, U16A and U18A Girls were all successful too. On the men’s side it was narrow defeats for both the Men’s 1st team and U16A Boys in two very competitive matches.

In the U18A Girls first match they ran out 6-1 winners beating Epsom HC. After losing last season this was always going to be a tough opening fixture, however captain Amelie was in superb form as she netted four goals. Polly scored the opener and Celia added the sixth for a brilliant 6-1 win.

The U16A Girls were also in great form beating Sevenoaks HC 7-1. The girls were superb from start to finish and played some outstanding hockey. The goals came from a hat-trick from Summer, a brace from Biba, and singles from Evie and Boadicea.

The U14A Girls hosted Old Georgians and it was Emily who inspired the girls to victory. Two excellent finishes in the first half gave the girls a 2-0 lead at the break. Mali then scored a second half hat-trick and Bea netted to make the final score 6-2.

The U16A Boys took on Canterbury HC. In a brilliant game of junior hockey, it was Canterbury’s counter attack that once again caught the boys out as they lost 0-1. Despite the defeat, the boys are definitely getting closer to their rivals and look forward to the rematch later this season.

In the adults section all three sides had been promoted so it was unpredictable as to what would happen. In the Women’s 1st team, it was a brilliant 9-0 win! Evie S scored the first goal of the season as she roofed a backhand into the goal. Summer doubled the lead, before Charlotte W fired in a rocket of a drag-flick to make it 3-0. Josefina and Mackenzie both scored before half-time for a 5-0 lead. The second half was more of the same as Josefina scored from the spot, before we scored again after good work from Evie. Amelie and Evie completed the scoring for an opening day 9-0 win!

The Women’s 2s beat Burnt Ash 12-0. Mali and Farrah both scored hat-tricks, Emily and Evie W got two each, and Cara and LJ scored singles in the win.

In the Men’s 1s team, the team got off to a good start as an Isaac double got the team 2-0 ahead. However, a series of lapses in defence meant the Tunbridge Wells took a 3-2 lead into half-time. A super finish from Louis soon after half-time brought things back to 3-3, but again two sloppy goals meant the men had to succumb to an opening day 3-5 defeat.

Next weekend, the Men’s 1s host Sittingbourne 3s, whilst the Women’s 1s travel to Beckenham to face New Beccehamians 1s. The Women’s 2s have received a walkover from Cliftonville 2s. In the junior section the U10 and U12 Boys and Girls season’s start with their first matches.

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