Programme 16/10/21

Matchday programme for this weekend’s round of England Hockey League fixtures. We see the M1 try to continue their 100% streak vs University of Exeter on Sunday while the L2s search for their first win of the season, taking on Exe on Saturday. Click here to view from a browser

9/10/21: Cheltenham 2s 2 – 2 CRHC

The women’s 3s started strong against Cheltenham, with lots of attacking play and converting an early short corner. They then scored again to make it 2-0 at half time, with passing play from the back to Katie at the top of the D who first time slapped it into the corner. In the second half the team showed some excellent defensive play, stopping several short corners and keeping calm at the back. Cheltenham eventually managed …

10/10/21: CRHC 4 – 1 Chichester

Fresh from two comeback wins at National League level, Clifton Robinsons Men’s 1st XI entertained Chichester at Clifton College in what was, to date, their best overall performance of the young season so far. It has been typical of the team to start matches slowly, and unfortunately, this game was not an exception. Chichester hit the ground running and came out hard, pressing Robbies into a number of mistakes on the ball and errant passes, …

9/10/21: University of Bristol 2s 4 – 1 CRHC

Spirits were high for the men in blue going into the fixture after 2 excellent wins, however their task of making it 3 from 3 quickly became more difficult due to injuries. A. Gilbert managed to go over on his ankle and break a bone with his first touch of the ball, and S. Tanna strained his hamstring. We wish them both a speedy recovery and it meant that Robbies were down to 12 men …

2/10/21: CRHC 6 – 1 Leominster

Hurricane Sam graced us by placating for a short while to allow CRHC Men’s 2s to churn up their own storm on the pitch, at the new blue Theatre of Dreams; the home crowd treated to a histrionic spectacle. In what was a low-key opening act compared to the second half, Robbies went about their business with a consistent level of poise and calmness which resulted in most of the possession and forward play. The …

25/9/21: Bath Buccs 3s 2 – 3 CRHC

Clifton Robinsons M2 prevailed in a tense affair away against Bath Buccs 3s, to get their league campaign off to a winning start. Robbies started the stronger of the two sides and were soon putting the young Buccs side under pressure, which resulted in a number of turnovers high up the pitch. Pressure eventually told and Shaun Rouse, who as far as anyone knows has never played up front, skilfully lifted a penalty corner rebound …

9/10/21: CRHC 4 – 1 University of Bristol 3s

Robbies went into Saturday looking to make it 3 wins from 3 for the season. Captain Longer had shaken off some back pain – or Swanseaitis – and gave a bullish team talk urging the boys to maintain their perfect start and claim top spot in the league. However, despite a fast start, Robbies found themselves 1 down after a Bristol Uni short corner was converted. This took the wind out of Robbie sails and …

2/10/21: Swansea 3s 1 – 6 CRHC

Robbies arrived in a wet and windy Swansea perfectly prepared for a day by the sea. Smithy had spent the best part of the night throwing up his 3 Friday night beers. And Sharpy’s fishing hat was a foreboding choice of attire. It was clear the boys fancied themselves to reel in a few Swans. And reel them in they would. With their press continuing to work well from the season opener, Robbies dominated the …

25/9/21: CRHC 1 – 0 Whitchurch 2s

Fortress Badminton was glistening with the last spurt of summer as the mighty Robbies 3s rocked up with many months of pent up hockey just waiting to be released (to be honest, glistening is a stretch, it were proper dry…redacted). Longer’s men looked suspiciously like last year’s 2nd XI but with added yoof and certainly with an air of certainty about them. Confidence was high until Longer said he was ripping up Frasers’ manual. Wost …

9/10/21: CRHC 3 – 3 Penarth

In contrast to the previous weekend, Clifton Robinsons Ladies’ 2s and Penarth met on a sunny Saturday afternoon for England Hockey League Conference West match. Having met in a pre-season 0-0 draw, the game was likely to be hotly contested. Clifton, looking the likely underdogs with only 12 players matching up to Penarth’s squad of 16, got off to a flying start. Alice Williams scored a goal from a penalty corner – CRHC 1 Penarth …