Hockey: Mixed results for Thurrock teams

Hockey: Mixed results for Thurrock teams

THURROCK MENS 2s 2 v SAFFRON WALDEN 7s 5 Thurrock struggled to raise a side but with the assistance of Michael Fleming who had umpired two earlier games plus Dave Leeks and Derek Staton who had both umpired earlier, and Joshua Lamb home for the weekend from Edinburgh University, they managed to have nine players […]

Hockey: New dawn for Thurrock Seconds

Hockey: New dawn for Thurrock Seconds

THURROCK MENS 2s 0 v TOWER HAMLETS 1s 10 After having to drop out of the league last season due to shortage of players, Thurrock made a return to East Division 8 on the National pitch at Lee Valley with father and son combination Martin and Robert Healy making their debut in senior hockey. The […]

Hockey: Mixed weekend for Thurrock Ladies

Hockey: Mixed weekend for Thurrock Ladies

Thurrock Ladies 1s 0 vs Southend 1s 7 Thurrock 1s were ready to put up a hard fight against 2nd in the league Southend 1s and the unexpected warm weather wasn’t going to deter them. Thurrock started well and plenty of play between Lou Parrott and Natalie Beardwell in the middle threw a strong Southend […]

Hockey: Thurrock Mens crushed by Plashet

Hockey: Thurrock Mens crushed by Plashet

Thurrock Mens 1s 2 vs 9 Plashet 1s A frustrating day for a young and improving Thurrock side as they suffered another home defeat at the hands of Plashet. Thurrock got off to a poor start with Plashet scoring inside the first minute. Thurrock responded well to the setback, equalising soon after through Jay Lambs […]

Hockey: Jessica earns her Jack Petchey award

Hockey: Jessica earns her Jack Petchey award

Thurrock Hockey Club President, Glenda Stephens explains why: “At the start of this season, Jessica was only training with the minis since which time has now integrated and is now training fully with the women’s club and played her first game woman league game the moment she was allowed as has only just turned 13.

Hockey: Shannon scoops Jack Petchey Award

THE President of Thurrock Hockey Club, Glenda Stephens, presented Shannon Harvey with her Jack Petchey Achievement Award, between her Ladies 3rd eleven game and the Mens’ 2nd team game. Shannon began playing mini hockey at the age of eight and is now old enough to play in the Ladies team.

Hockey: Thurrock bounce back against Upminster

THURROCK bounced back from two loses to win this weeks game 2 – 1 after a hard fought match against Upminster 2nd XI at Palmers. The first half was a relatively quiet half of hockey with few chances to either side and the half time whistle blew with the score line at 0-0

Hockey: Thurrock 2nds hammered by Harlow 1sts

WITH several key players unavailable, Thurrock struggled to match a strong Harlow side and were under pressure from the first whistle with defenders George McAllister, Mark Mager and Aaron Saunders having to work at full stretch to hold back the relentless attack.

Hockey: Second half wins it for Thurrock

THURROCK played Colchester 2nd XI this week and convincingly won the game by 4 goals to 2. The game started horribly for Thurrock going down 1-0 in the first minute after some bad defending. However once they had got themselves organised and started passing the ball, four goals in 15 minutes put Thurrock beyond the point of return.

Hockey: Last gasp agony for seconds

THIS was an important game in Division 5SE as both teams looked for their first points of the season. In the early stages it was Romford who dominated the game and forced Thurrock defence, led by Mark Mager, to work hard to repel the strong Romford attack. Gradually Thurrock got into the game and moved play into the opposition half. After 20 minutes, Michael Fleming collected a ball from Alex Taylor and dribbled into the area before shooting. The keeper appeared to be behind the ball, however Jake Lamb nipped in to deflect the ball into the net for his first goal of the season. In the last minute before half time, Thurrock were awarded a short corner which Mark Mager received and slipped to Paul Mailey who hammered the ball past the keeper.

Hockey: Player shortage costs Thurrock dear

DUE to a shortage of players, Thurrock travelled to this Division 6 SE fixture with only 10 men and so were under pressure from the start as the strong Clacton side moved the ball around to create openings. After 10 minutes a well-struck short corner gave the home side the lead. Soon afterwards Clacton were awarded another short corner which was accidently blocked by a player on the line and a penalty awarded. Thurrock’s agile keeper Garry O’Donohue ensured that at that point Clacton were thwarted, diving full length to deflect the ball over the bar off his stick Thurrock were briefly inspired by the save and attacked strongly down the right wing, however the Clacton keeper dived full length to deflect Declan Salmon’s shot around the post.

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