An excellent performance from HC Knole Park’s Women’s 1st Team makes it three from three!
HC Knole Park’s Women’s 1st team won their third league match of the season with a victory against second placed Marden Russets 2s. Goals from Olivia Breed (3), Anna Faulstich (3), Lottie Bingham (2), Amelie Allen, Josefina Hippe & Sasha Kelbrick kept Knole Park women top of the table having scored 46 goals and conceded only one goal so far this season.
HC Knole Park Women’s 1st team faced Marden Russets; the other all winning team in Kent Division 2 on Saturday at Tonbridge School. The young Knole Park team started strongly and took an early lead with a rebounded goal from Josefina, following a shot from captain Ruth. The second goal came from Sasha who latched onto a pass from Olivia who had broken through the Marden defence. Soon afterwards Sasha returned the favour to allow Olivia to score her first goal of the game. The Marden defence managed to hold firm for large periods of the match, however after several penalty corners Anna scored an excellent goal. Anna then doubled this up in quick succession with an excellent individual goal. Olivia scored her second just before half time, following a good attacking run from defence by Bea Jones.
The second half saw Olivia and Anna score another goal apiece to complete their hat tricks. Three further goals from penalty corners; one from Amelie and two from Lottie took the score line out of reach from a Marden comeback. The final goal of the match was scored by Lottie as her powerful drag flick flew high into the top right hand corner of the goal which gave the home side an impressive 11-0 victory.
The women’s 1st team travel to Herne Bay next Saturday who are also still unbeaten so far this season.
Life’s not a beach as HC Knole Park’s Men’s 1st team lose down at Herne Bay!
An excellent Herne Bay Men’s 3rd team were too good for Knole Park’s Men’s 1st team on Saturday as they scored seven times to inflict a first defeat on Knole Park this season. Two goals from Duncan Parnis were not enough on this occasion to keep the match competitive as the opposition were on top from start to finish.
An excellent start from Herne Bay saw them fly into an early 0-2 lead. Some cheap turnovers in the attacking half were capitalised on and Herne Bay took the lead on the counter. Duncan did pull one goal back relatively swiftly to make it 2-1, however the turnovers continued, and Herne Bay’s counter play was too effective. Three more goals in similar fashion saw a disappointing half-time score of 1-5 to the home side.
The second half was a much better performance as Knole Park pushed and pressed for the goals they needed to try and claw something back from the ashes. However it wasn’t to be. An excellent individual goal from Duncan was the only return from the half. Two more goals on the counter and the final score ended up 7-2 to Herne Bay. A very competitive game that left the young Knole Park with plenty to reflect on as they enjoyed some fish & chips on the beach after!
Next week the Men host Canterbury Griffins at Tonbridge School.