Due to odd numbers of teams in most of the leagues and half term  there was only one game was played last weekend. Although we are all back this weekend and fingers crossed the snow will be gone by Saturday.

Mens 2s v Droitwich Spa Lost 2-4 

Match Report provided by Reedy

The Mens 2s hosted Droitwich, starting at 12.00. A cold and sunny day, luckily all but a corner of the pitch in shade was in sun and defrosted. Graham & Stuart were our officials.

Despite injuries (Thick – thumb) and absence (Ade- Oz) we had a great turnout of 13 players, well organised captain!

The first five minutes were fairly even with attacks both ends, then something we had not had much of this season – sustained pressure at the other end. We camped in their half after realising that they only wanted to play out from the back. Despite all that we ended up 1-1 at half time, all to play for.

A much more even second half, still saw us having much the better chances, but against an inspired young county-level keeper, even when beaten they saved two off the line. A couple of breaks later, a lucky miss-hit reverse and one decent short routine saw us 3-1 down in a flash. Another flurry of testing their keeper – via John, Liam, Ben and Nashy got us nowhere. Finally a short corner and a hard first strike to the bottom left saw Reedy get us back to 3-2, still with 10 minutes to go.

Sadly, we had another short against us, a very untidy scramble and soft shot went in, 4-2 down and that’s how it finished. I can honestly say we deserved to win this one. Well done to all that played, Jez & Harry Higgins, Sam, Liam T, our men of steel in midfield – Nathan & Bob, Graham (Captain) and of course Andy in goal.  Good effort lads, see you all for the next game

Ladies Section

With no ladies games this weekend Graham Arrand has kindly provided the newsletter with some stats .  We all love a good stat!

KHHC Ladies 2017/18 to 17/2/18
Played won lost drawn for against +/-
1sts
league 13 9 2 2 61 21 40
cup 2 2 0 0 5 2 3
friendly 3 1 2 0 13 12 1
all 18 12 4 2 79 35 44
2nds
league 11 4 7 0 21 30 -9
friendly 2 2 0 0 10 0 10
all 13 6 7 0 31 30 1
leading goal scorers 2017/18
Sarah Lay 29 Becky Smith 4
Sophie Brown 24 Emma Dedicoat 4
Beccy Manning 10 Jo Timmins 4
Sara Wassall 8 Georgina Wilmot 4
Eloise Winspur 5  

THIS WEEKEND

10:10am Ladies 1s vs Worcester Ladies 3s Home
11:40am Badgers vs Edgbaston Kestrels Home
1:15pm Mens 2s vs Solihull Blossomfield Home
1:30pm Ladies 2s vs Worcester Ladies 4s Nunnerywood Sports Complex
2:30pm Mens 1s vs Newton Maldwyn
3:00pm Mens 3s vs Solihull Blossomfield Lode Heath School

AOB

  • Training – Thursday night training we go to 1 hour from Thursday 15th February
  • Awards Night – 7th April in the Cartland Room. Details to follow
  • Lewis Powis Memorial Trophy Game (FA Cup Day) – 19th May. Details to follow.
  • Membership was due for renewal at the start of the year. If you have not paid your subs please do as soon as possible. We need the funds to pay for astros, coaches, insurance, league fees etc. If you need a membership forms or any other details please ask your captain or me.

The newsletter is a work in progress so if you have any suggestions or want to contribute a section please let me know.

Good luck at the weekend to all teams and players representing the Heath and wrap up warm!!

Chris Jones