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2009/10 WINTER TRAINING TIMES CONFIRMED Friday, August 14, 2009

Posted by sara in Badgers, Cheltenham Hockey, Club News, Field Hockey, Junior Hockey, Juniors, Ladies 1st XI, Ladies 2nd XI, Ladies 3rd XI, ladies vixens, Mens 1st XI, Mens 2nd XI, Mens 3rd XI, Mens 4th XI, mens badgers, Vets.
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From Tuesday 8th September – Tuesday 8th December

and Tuesday 5th January – Tuesday 23rd March (23rd March Juniors and Ladies only)


(7.30pm arrival) 7.45pm (on pitch) – 10.00pm All Men’s and Ladies Teams


(5.15pm arrival) 5.30pm (on pitch) – 6.30pm U10’s & U12’s

(6.15pm arrival) 6.30pm (on pitch) – 7.45pm U14’s & U16’s


Adult Summer Training Friday, August 14, 2009

Posted by sara in Cheltenham Hockey, Club News, Field Hockey.
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This has already started and thank you to those who came along last week. Just because you missed last week doesn’t mean that you are not welcome this week! ;o)

Hope to see you there…..

Pates Grammar School  7.00pm-8.00pm

Every Tuesday from Tues 11th August – Tues 1st September

      20 mins of fitness

      15-20 mins Skills

      20 mins Mixed Game play

Pre-Season Training Monday, July 20, 2009

Posted by Steve Vickery in Cheltenham Hockey, Club News, Field Hockey.
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Hi All,

Just a note to say that fitness is cancelled this Monday but will start the week after on the 27th July. Outdoor hockey training is now confirmed as starting on the 11th August at Pates between 7pm and 8pm.



Junior Summer Training Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Posted by kelzconibere in Badgers, Cheltenham Hockey, Club News, Field Hockey, Junior Hockey, Juniors, ladies vixens, mens badgers.
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Summer training has been booked so here are the details:

Where: Pates Grammar School, PE Way

What Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm Under U11s (U9s and U11s)
7.30pm – 8.30pm Over 11s (U13s and U16s)

When: Tuesday 12th May
Tuesday 2nd June
Tuesday 7th July
Tuesday 4th August

Training will cost £2 per session per player over the summer. Please bring this with you to each session and pay when you register.

Summer Hockey Friday, April 17, 2009

Posted by sara in Cheltenham Hockey, Club News, Field Hockey, Ladies 1st XI, Ladies 2nd XI, Ladies 3rd XI, Ladies 4th XI, Mens 1st XI, Mens 2nd XI, Mens 3rd XI, Mens 4th XI.
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Dear all,
We will be entering at least 1 team into the Gloucester Summer League again this year. I believe that it will follow the same format as last year, where it will start with mixed teams for the first part of the summer and then move into ladies and mens teams. I am assuming that the matches will be on Tues and Weds evenings but we will not be sure of this until we receive further information.
If you are interested in taking part please could you contact Jon Thompson on jt243 at fsmail.net or 07793 681046.
Thanks Sara Sara Thompson LHC Secretary 07855 320414

Mens 1st XI 0 Cardiff University A 1 Sunday, March 15, 2009

Posted by Steve Vickery in Cheltenham Hockey, Field Hockey, Match Report, Mens 1st XI.
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The Snape Construction sponsored Lansdown Men’s first team managed to lose a vital away game against fellow relegation strugglers Cardiff University A. The first half saw Cardiff play some nice hockey but they never really threatened the Lansdown goal. It was Lansdown who played the majority of the quality hockey creating a number of clear opportunities.

Unfortunately for Lansdown they were unable to convert any of the chances that came their way. Much to the frustration of Lansdown it was Cardiff who scored the opening goal when a player received the ball on the edge of the D and hit a good reverse stick shot which beat the Lansdown keeper. Half time came and Lansdown were frustrated at the score line but were optimistic of coming back into the game as they had been the better side.

The second half saw Lansdown have slightly less of the game as Cardiff retained possession well in their half, but Lansdown were still the better side and created the better chances. Incredibly the goal Lansdown deserved still did not come and with every opportunity spurned the pressure built on Lansdown as time was running out.

This pressure led to Lansdown losing their way slightly in the last ten minutes and indeed it was Cardiff who won a game that Lansdown should have had won comfortably by half time if their finishing had been better. Lansdown were dejected after the game but should take consolation in the fact that they played some fantastic hockey.

Mens 1st XI 3 Penarth 0 Sunday, March 8, 2009

Posted by Steve Vickery in Cheltenham Hockey, Field Hockey, Match Report, Mens 1st XI.
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The Snape Construction sponsored Lansdown men’s first team recorded their second home victory in as many days when they beat Penarth 3-0. The game started well for Lansdown who immediately looked the more threatening. At times the hockey played by Lansdown was of a very high standard with Penarth struggling to gain any possession. This resulted in Lansdown opening the scoring when Steve Vickery scored his second in as many days when he slotted away the rebound from a saved short corner.

Lansdown continued to press Penarth and eventually they extended their lead when Ben Nicholls was in the right place to score from a pin point cross. In the closing moments of the first half Penarth came back into the game, however they never really looked like scoring and half time came with Lansdown holding a deserved two goal lead.

The second half started with Lansdown struggling to retain possession, this led to Penarth coming right back into the game. Unfortunately for Penarth they were still lacking any real threat in the final quarter of the pitch and were unable to trouble the impressive Andy Hockley, who had little to do but when called upon excelled.

With a quarter of the game remaining Lansdown found their rhythm and started to control the game creating a number of chances. Indeed it was Lansdown who scored next when captain Paul Vickers scored the third Lansdown goal with a quality drag flick finish which effectively finished the game as a contest. This proved to be the last action of the game and Lansdown were value for their win.

Mens 1st XI 2 Swansea University 1 Saturday, March 7, 2009

Posted by Steve Vickery in Field Hockey, Match Report, Mens 1st XI.
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The Snape Construction sponsored Lansdown men’s first team secured a much needed three points after a 2-1 home win against promotion chasing Swansea University. It was Swansea who edged the first half producing the majority of the quality hockey. Although Lansdown threatened on the break with Ben Snape and Andy Allen both going close, however it was Swansea who deservedly took the lead with a drag flick from a short corner. This proved to be the only goal of the first half and Swansea held onto a deserved one goal lead at half time.

At the start of the second half the game changed completely with Lansdown starting to control the game and Swansea relying on the counter attack. The Swansea defence seemed visibly rattled by the Lansdown forwards increasing their work rate and not allowing them to settle. Nobody showed this more than Si Trower who threw himself in the way of one arial and pressed particularly well. Eventually the Lansdown pressure paid off and Lance ‘goal-machine’ Worth scored his one for the decade when he deflected a firmly hit free hit into the Swansea bottom corner.

Swansea fought back and won a number of short corners. Unfortunately for Swansea their short corner routine seemed to completely fall to pieces and they never really troubled the Lansdown goal. Their best chances came on the break and Andy Hockley did well on a number of occasions to keep Swansea at bay. What proved to be the winning goal was scored from another well taken free hit which found an unmarked Steve Vickery who deflected the ball into the bottom corner. Swansea battled well in the closing moments of the game but clever play down the right from the excellent Dave Holdaway and Andy Allen ensured that the majority of the final minutes were played deep in Swansea territory.

So the game finished 2-1 to Lansdown and it was definitely ‘a game of two half’s’. Lansdown should be complimented on their commitment and work rate which they showed in turning the game round in the second half.

Lansdown Vixens v East Glos Monday, December 1, 2008

Posted by kelzconibere in Badgers, Cheltenham Hockey, Field Hockey, Junior Hockey, Juniors, ladies vixens, Match Report.
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Sunday 30th November 2008

Drew 0 – 0


The Lansdown Vixens side put in another impressive performance against the local team East Glos.


The Lansdown girls created some great chances in the first half with Liddy Ellis challenging her counterparts in midfield with some strong runs through the middle. New player Sophie Tagg had some great runs from the left into the dee and put the East Glos defence under pressure with fellow team mate Holly Wright. Lansdown maintained most of the possession in the first half and were unlucky not to score as they tested the East Glos keeper a number of times.


In the second half East Glos came out strong and created many chances through their midfield and forwards. The Lansdown defence had a lapse in concentration but goalkeeper Alice Hobbs made some great saves and kept Lansdown in the game. The Lansdown captain Kim Stevens had a great game at centre defence and when the pressure was on she encouraged her team to regain composure from some heavy attacks. Kim created some lovely play and worked hard to get the ball out of defence and into the midfield.


Both teams had chances up until the final whistle and the result reflected some strong defensive play from both teams. The Lansdown team was much improved again and the girls grow with confidence and ability every match.


Congratulations to the Lansdown goalkeeper Alice Hobbs who was voted as player of the match by the East Glos team for the second week in a row!


Lansdown 1 Gloucester 0 (Sat 15th Nov) Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Posted by kelzconibere in Cheltenham Hockey, Field Hockey, Ladies 1st XI, Match Report.
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After last week’s three points Lansdown rose from 8th in the league to 3rd and needed another three points this week to secure that position.  In what was a tight, closely fought game Lansdown played some better hockey than the previous week but still struggled to convert possession and pressure into goals.  The breakthrough came in the second half with Alice Vigor crossing the ball across goal from the right, Lansdown pressure in the circle resulting in a Gloucester own goal.  Kim Pullen caused Gloucester a great deal of trouble in midfield as did the strong running from Helen Wicks.  But Lansdown couldn’t build on their lead, this led to a tense final ten minutes with Gloucester desperately trying to get an equaliser.  However Lansdown defence held tight, continuing their fantastic record this season and keeping another clean sheet.  Excellent performances from Hannah Leathart, Julia Smith, Kelly Conibere and captain Julie Stowe showed why Lansdown have the best defence in the league.  Lansdown face 5th placed Cheltenham at home next week, and hope to continue their winning run.