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*ADULT SUMMER TRAINING* Thursday, July 23, 2009

Posted by sara in Cheltenham Hockey, Club News, Ladies 1st XI, Ladies 2nd XI, Ladies 3rd XI, Ladies 4th XI, Match Report, Mens 1st XI, Mens 2nd XI, Mens 3rd XI, Mens 4th XI, Vets.
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Yes it is that time of year to start thinking about hockey again! (If you are one of the few that hasn’t been playing any Summer League…..)

Adult Summer Training will start on TUESDAY 11th AUGUST at Pates Grammar School. The session will run from 7pm-8pm and will try to ease us all back into the swing of things!

The sessions will then run every Tuesday up to and including Tuesday 1st September.

All members welcome and we would be particularly keen to see some new faces so if you know of anyone who would like to join in then let them know or if you are reading this please do get in touch with me (or just come along)

I look forward to seeing you all there and am looking forward to a very positive season for all of Lansdown HC.



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Mens 3rds promoted Monday, March 30, 2009

Posted by Admin in Match Report, Mens 3rd XI.
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The 3rds had a 9 goal thriller against Cirencester to finish off the season, well, their centre forward seemed thrilled with their one goal.

6 different goalscorers reflected some good  open play, only one goal was scored from a short  by Simon Clarke, the others scorers were Paul williams, Andy Allen, Martin Isherwood, DP with 2 for 30 for the season, and ever present Tony Moule’s 2  took him to 20 for the 3rdXI this year, a candidate for 3rds player of the season perhaps…

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who played for the team this year, and especially to Phil Sidey our Captain, Defender, Striker, Goalkeeper, Umpire and Team Organiser.

Any promotion is a time for sober reflection and sober shirts..

then again..


Boys U13’s County Festival Sunday 29th March Sunday, March 29, 2009

Posted by mrfolds in Junior Hockey, Juniors, Match Report.
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We entered 2 teams with the stronger side coming second to Cheltenham to win a medal. The results were;
v Cirencester 2 Won 5-0
v Cheltenham Won 1-0
v Cirencester Won 3-0
v Lansdown 2 Won 3-0
v Cheltenham Lost 2-0
v Gloucester Won 2-0
v Marlborough Won 2-1
Team & Goalscorers Andrew Gayler GK, Nick Chittock (1), James Farquhar(3), Tristan Murfitt (3), Jamie Harper (4), Charlie Howes (5), Oli Ganniclifft, Chris Tarling.

The B team performed really well to come 6th out of 7 but only went down narrowly in most of the defeats. Josh scored one of the goals of the tournament bursting into the D, following a solo run, and scoring with a powerful strike into the far corner. Results were;
v Cirencester 2  Drew 1-1 ( Josh Bradshaw-Howe)
v Cheltenham 2 Drew 0-0
v Cirencester Drew0-0
v Cheltenham Lost 2-0
v Gloucester Lost 1-0
v Marlborogh Lost 1-0
v Lansdown Lost 3-0
Team Ben Holdaway GK, Cameron Paton, Josh Bradshaw-Howe,Matthew Collyer, James Lisk, Dan Letherbarrow, Oli Mosley, Lewis Allen, Harry Godwin.
Well done to all the boys a tremendous effort by all who played. Thanks to Phil, Simon & Karen for umpiring & managing.

Boys & Girls U11 County Festival Sunday 15th March Sunday, March 15, 2009

Posted by mrfolds in Badgers, Cheltenham Hockey, Junior Hockey, Juniors, ladies vixens, Match Report, mens badgers.
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Finally a warm sunny Sunday & a feast of excellent hockey. Congratulations to the boys coming third and winning a medal. We competed really well and played as a team producing some of our best hockey of the Season. We only went down to Cheltenham with the last hit of the match having spurned several good scoring opportunities. The results were;
v Cirencester Lost 2-1 (Sam Privett)
v Marlborough Won 1-0 (Sam Privett)
v Cheltenham Lost1-0
v Lydney Won 1-0 (Sam Privett)
Well done to Matt Holdaway GK, Rory Murfitt, Harry Godwin, Sam Privett, Ben Jenkins, Will Warley, Cameron Cox, Dexter Lee, Jack Williams.

The Girls battled hard against some strong teams and as usual represented the Club admirably. Unfortunately they did not make it out of their group to compete for medals. Results were;
v Cheltenham 3’s Lost 1-0
v Cirencester Drew 0-0
v Cheltenham 2’s Lost 3-1 ( Maddie Jenkins)
Well done to Ellen Symington, Imke Van Der Star, Georgina Paton, Kiana McDonald,Emma Winder,Izzy McGregor,Elisha Privett, Ellie Pearson,Ellie Lyburn, Maddie Jenkins)
Many thanks to Sally Privett & Paul Williams for running the girls team.
A big thank you & well done to Phil Sidey and the other Lansdown helpers for their efficient and smooth running of the tournament.
Finally, as usual, Lansdown had great vocal support from the parents.

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.

Boys U13’s & U11’s County Chamionships Sunday, March 8, 2009

Posted by mrfolds in Junior Hockey, Juniors, Match Report.
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Lansdown were well represented by the boys at both levels of the County Championships held at Dean Close. Their was determined play & tremendous effort against some very strong school sides, who are playing together far more regularly than ourselves. The u13’s were the only side to score against winners Dean Close! All the matches apart from Dean Close were very tight and we were a little unfortunate to lose some of them. They also missed out on fourth place and a medal by one goal, coming fifth. Their results were;
v Cheltenham College Lost 2-0
v Cirencester Won 1-0 (Josh Bradshaw-Howe)
v Cheltenham JHA Lost 1-0
v Yate Lost 1-0
v Gloucester Won 1-0 (Jamie Harper)
v Dean Close Lost 7-1 (Jamie Harper)
well done to;
Ben Holdaway GK, James Farquhar, Oli Ganniclifft, Jamie Harper, Chris Tarling, Josh Bradshaw-Howe, Tristan Murfitt, Charlie Howes, Harry Godwin, Max Ellis.

The U11’s saved their best till last beating Yate 2-0 with goals from Rory Murfitt & Sam Privett to finish 6th out of 7. We fielded a young and inexperienced side who put up a great effort against some older stronger teams. The School teams had the advantage of playing together regularly and having far more match preparation. It was great credit to the boys to win the last match following defeats to Dean Close, Cheltenham College, Pates, Lydney & Cirencester and playing in some horrible cold wet weather. The sun also came out for the final match to make it a happy ending.
Well done to Matthew Holdaway GK, Rory Murfitt, Ollie Palmer, Revie Wood, Ben Jenkins, Sam Privett, Jeremy Fox, Jack Williams, Dexter Lee.

Many thanks to Sid Ellis for managing the U13’s and to Simon Ganniclifft and Karen for umpiring.

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.

Boys Under 13’s Tournament Sunday 22nd Feb Sunday, March 1, 2009

Posted by mrfolds in Junior Hockey, Juniors, Match Report.
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We fielded two teams, as usual, despite being half term. In preparation for the County Champs we played our strongest side with very pleasing results. Unfortunately this meant the B team did not win a match but we fielded a lot of younger players and their effort was fantastic, hopefully they gained some valuable experience. The results for the A team were;
v Yate Won 2-1 (Charlie Howes 2 )
v Worcester Won 2-1 (Max Ellis, Tristan Murfitt)
v Cheltenham Won 1-0 (James Farquhar)
v Marlborough Won 2-1 (Charlie Howes,James Farquhar)
v Cirencester Won 1-0 (Charlie Howes)

Team Ben Holdaway GK, Max Ellis, Oli Ganniclifft,James Farquhar,Tristan Murfitt,Charlie Howes, Chris Tarling,Josh Bradshaw-Howe
 Well done their was some great team play and several excellent goals.

B Team Matthew Holdaway GK, Cameron Paton, Tom Butt, Matthew Collyer, Sam Godwin, Harry Godwin, Rory Murfitt, Dan Letherbarrow, Ollie Mosley.
The boys put in a lot of effort, particularly Cameron who held the team together and Dan who ran his socks off. We were also hampered by an injury to the exprienced Sam . Well done to underage Matt in goal , making some great saves and bravely playing on following a nasty blow to his helmet and to Rory getting well stuck in against older opponents.

Mens 3rd v Newent report Monday, February 23, 2009

Posted by Admin in Cheltenham Hockey, Match Report, Mens 3rd XI.
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Lansdown had a very tough game versus a Newent side that had become younger and almost completely South African since they conceded 15 goals in 2 games earlier in the season versus Lansdown teams.
Tony Moule and Chris Walton setup DP to open the scoring, but Newentboks equalised for 1-1 at half time.

The second half was end to end stuff, Simon Clarke and the rest of the defence playing well under alot of pressure at times – Newent had a goal disallowed from a short corner. Pete Holdaway swapped to the forward line, and with the first XI arriving for their game cheering them on, Lansdown created some chances, Paul Williams fed Paul Bickell and his cross was diverted under the keeper by DP for the winner.

Lansdown, in 2nd, have 5 games left and are at Hereford away next.