FIREWORKS NIGHT STEWARDING

Thank you for everyone how has already volunteered so far to steward, but we NEED MANY MORE.

The fireworks spectacular which takes place on Sunday 4th November! We need every single member to volunteer their time for this event. There are several ways you can help out.

We need lots of stewards, at least 35, to help out with the main event from 4pm to 8.30pm. Stewarding the event is great fun, and afterwards there is a free drink and a curry waiting for you. Please put yourself forward to make this a safe and successful event.

We also need help during the day setting up the event.

To let us know you can help then either tell your captain or email Chris direct on chrisjonesesq@hotmail.com with your contact details and the times you can steward and/or if you can leaflet.

This is a family event so if you would like to bring any friends or family to help out then all help is welcome. This is all we ask on fundraising each year so please put your name forward to help your club. We would really appreciate your support.

MATCH REPORT – Bumper Edition

LAST WEEKEND

LADIES 1s LOST 4-0

A very decent performance from the ladies 1s lots of pressure on the opposition but sadly not the result we would have wanted. Losing 4-0.
Scoreline flattered the opposition but we did run out of stream rather in the final quarter. Special mention to Jo Hobbs playing in goal for us and Sam Kinzett playing up from the 2s in her first 1s match for about 3 seasons and performing very well. Also Beth Steven for keeping up with “Tippy Tapping” most of the match!

MENS 1s LOST 3-2

Average performance from the mens one. Plenty of endeavour, plenty of effort and a hint of West Wales hockey circa 2005. Sutton Coldfield 3 were well organised and hard to breakdown, with a hint of pace and youth in their forward line. Thank god for Nick pace helping his elder statements at the back out. Another Federer smash from Chris and a cultured finish for his second goal in as many games from the occasion Tommy. Spaz made some barn storming saves and Will didn’t kick is as much as usual in the oppo D. Well played Ross Halfpenny making his 1st team debut and channelling his inner Good Will Hunting at halftime. HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES.

LADIES 2s LOST 6-2 Worcester 4s

Tricky week for us with only 10 players and a goal keeping virgin (me!) against a Worcester team whose average age must have been about 17. We started brightly and went one nil up with Connie knocking in her second goal of the season. Then Worcester got the bit between their teeth and came at us with several waives of attack equalising very quickly and before we knew it we were 4-1 down at half time. We hadn’t played badly, indeed we’d fought hard and had a few chances ourselves. After a rousing half time team talk by Sarah with help from Blake, we had a better second half where we had more chances and converted one of these through a long range shot from Carina Taylor. Again our youngsters played well and are improving with every game so I am excited by where this team could get to. It was a good effort by all but final score
Worcester 4s 6 Kings Heath 2nds 2

2 WEEKENDS AGO

Ladies 1s
First league match of division 1. Promising performance generally although we didn’t capitalise on early possession and clearly forgot we had gone into a league where the opposition were wholly competent enough to stop us running through them. We are going to need to be more inventive in this league! 2 soft goals against us in the first half and a very much better 3rd goal saw us 3 down. A consolation goal in the 2nd half came from a great run down the left from debut player Beth Stevens passing to Sara Wassall to bang the ball towards the goal for a diving goal by sophie brown. Both the ball and Sophie crossing the line together! 1-3 but we can do better on the return.

Ladies 2nd v Droitwich
We had lost 4-1 to this team last week and we were determined to put things right. It was a fantastic performance from everyone in a closely fought match.
Both teams had several chances in the first half, Droitwich being kept out by some great defending by KH and our GK Sarah Clay. After the break we started to dominate, mainly down to stringing some great passes together. The youngsters battled hard and were eventually rewarded about 10 minutes from the end by a goal from Connie – a shot from the edge of the D. Droitwich disputed the goal quite vociferously maintaining that she was outside the D but the goal was given. It was a really encouraging performance with particular mention to Beth and Edi Timmins, Charlie, Amity and Lizzie who battled well and seemed to be everywhere on the pitch. Great first win of the season.
Result Kings Heath 1 Droitwich 0

Mens 1s WON 3-2
We travelled away to face Worcester 3s. The wind was terrible, so bad in fact that it was worrying some of our loftier players. Chicken wanted the wind taken in to account if we won the toss so that it would be with us in the second half! However, Worcester has the wind in the first half and it clearly helped as the first touch of the ball by a Kings Heath player was from Spaz; picking the ball out of the back of the goal! Things didn’t improve much from then on as Worcester doubled the lead a few minutes later. They had taken the wind out of our sails (see what I did there). The marking did improve from then on and we started to play some reasonable hockey. We got ourselves back in the game with a nicely worked goal with Liam playing Chicken in on the back post to score on the reverse… yes a reverse! The first half ended with us trailing 2-1. In the second half, with the wind at our backs, we started to pick up some momentum. Passing improved and we had plenty of chances but the Worcester keeper kept them in it. Finally there was a break-through; Mark went on a run from the back, breezed into the D and blew the opposition away with a shot the bulged the top right corner of the net. We were back in the game! Worcester has no subs and so started to tire towards the end. We threw caution to the wind and sent players forward. Our third goal came from Chicken to take the lead with minutes to spare. Worcester mounted several final attacks, but they were p**sing in the wind. We held on to take the win. A gusty, I mean gutsy performance.

FIXTURES
Saturday 22 September

  • Mens 3s vs Worcestor 6, 11:40pb at Woodrush
  • Mens 2s vs Bromsgrove, 1:00pb away at St Godwalds
  • Mens 1s vs UoB 4s, 1:10pb at Woodrush

Remember Thursday is training night at Woodrush between 8-10

And please email chrisjonesesq@hotmail.com to volunteer to steward the fire works on Sunday 4th November!

Thanks
Chris