THURROCK Ladies 1s had a double header this weekend. Two 11am pushbacks on Saturday and Sunday. Thurrock played Braintree on Saturday morning and from the outset Thurrock were playing some strong hockey with plenty of passing between them.
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 […]
FOURTEEN-year-old Lucy Cowman was presented with the Jack Petchey Achievement Award before her match on Saturday.
THURROCK started slow against Chelmsford’s quick team and conceded a goal early on in the match so focused all their efforts onto the defending part of the game. The game levelled out and
THURROCK knew they were up against it before even arriving as Wapping are top of the league and they set out with dead 11.
THE game started fast with Thurrock under attack for most of the first half but the girls dug in.
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 […]
THURROCK Ladies 1s were home against Chelmsford Ladies 3s. The match was very even in the first half ending 1-1.
AFTER several weeks of hard work during training sessions and unluckily being drawn against some very difficult sides in the opening few games of the season,
A NUMBER of young hockey players took part in a end of season celebration in Hornchurch.
THURROCK Hockey Club’s latest Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner is 24 year old Sarah Judd.
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.
CHARLOTTE Adnams (22) received the award surrounded by members of the Ladies 1st and 3rd elevens.
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.
OUR SISTER paper, www.yourharlow.com spotted this one and so it gave us an opportunity to show that the leader of Thurrock Council, Graham Farrant is showing that the “healthy body, healthy mind” adage still rings true.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
THURROCK turned up to Saffron Walden with a depleted side in the hope they weren’t goin to get run over by a well drilled home side. A couple of debut performances to mention with Ethan Pinion making his first start at right back and Gary O’Donohue swapping the pads for a striker role.
AS Thurrock failed to have enough players to field a second team for the third week in a row, the third team were forced to resign from Division 9SE and permanently take over the fixtures in Division 6SE against a strong Southend team.
WITH the first game of the season not going so well the Tee’s changed up their tactics and decided that attack was the best form of defence. However it was Witham that drew first blood with a very dubious goal which the attacker played in with his foot. Worst was to come after another decision left the Tee’s shell shocked and 2-0 down in just 15 mins of the first half.
FOR the second week in a row, a shortage of players in this team forced the cancellation of the 3rd team game and promotion of that team to fulfil this game in Div. 6SE. From the start the home team dominated the play and went into the lead from a short corner after only five minutes.