And that’s a wrap!

The Winter Season has drawn to an end!
What a season it was, with lots of ups ands downs for each team. We played 96 matches, out of which we won 34, drew 12 and lost 50. There were a grand total of 232 goals scored by South Glos this season.

Mens 1s finished 5th in West Men’s Bridge Division 1.
The team scored 86 goals across the season, with Steve Payne taking the title of Top Goal Scorer with 30 goals.

Ladies 1s finished 7th in West Women’s Berkeley Division 1.
The team scored 37 goals across the season, with Vicky North taking the title of Top Goal Scorer with 10 goals.

Mens 2s finished 12th in West Men’s Bridge Division 1.
The team scored 23 goals across the season, with Nathan Waller and Tom Monaghan sharing the title of Top Goal Scorer with 3 goals each.

Ladies 2s finished 6th in West Women’s Berkeley Division 2.
The team are thrilled with this after being promoted in the last season. The team scored 29 across the season, with Esther Legg-Bagg taking the title of Top Goal Scorer with 13 goals.

Mens 3s finished 6th in West Men’s Bridge Division 2.
The team scored 34 goals across the season, with Jopie Coomans taking the title of Top Goal Scorer with 6 goals.

Hopefully see you all for Summer League which starts in May!

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Awards Night

Saturday 8th April 2017 saw the club come together to celebrate the 2016/17 winter league for awards night. The following won awards:

Men’s 1s:
Most improved – Tom Garrett-Downes
Player’s player – Harry Ford
Top goal scorer – Steve Payne

Ladies 1s:
Most improved – Sarah West and Kirsty Mills
Player’s player – Julia Turner
Top goal scorer – Vicky North

Men’s 2s:
Most improved – Nathan Walker
Player’s player – Stephen Parsons
Top goal scorer – Josh Slade

Ladies 2s:
Most improved – Imara Van Buurigen
Player’s player – Izzy Prosser
Top goal scorer – Esther Legg-Bagg

Men’s 3s:
Most improved – Ollie Baldwin
Player’s player – Darren Bane
Top goal scorer – Barry Radford

Mixed:
Most improved – Rosie James
Player’s player – Harry Ford
Top goal scorer – Vicky North

Club person of the year – Emma Player

We also celebrated the ladies 1s success winning their league, undefeated; and the ladies 2s finishing the highest they ever have (4th).

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Excellent play from the ladies

Both ladies teams are have considerable success so far this season.
Both have come on extremely well from last year – the two teams currently sit as 2nd in the two leagues: Berkeley 2 and Brunel 3.
The ladies 2s are 2 goals shy of 1st place, whereas the 1s are 11 away from the top spot.

Lets hope the success continues throughout the season!

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A four-point Saturday

It was a tough weekend for the red and blacks, with three sides out of five going down to defeat.

The men’s 1s continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-0 win over old friends Bristol and West. Although the win was a fairly routine one, the team said goodbye (for the season) to defensive lynchpin and all-round good guy Alex Puplett, who headed off to Canada knowing that in eight league games this season his side had conceded just four goals thanks to his efforts.

The ladies 1s garnered a creditable draw against rivals Westberries. The ladies started the game with no goalkeeper, but this proved no obstacle even when a penalty flick was awarded against them – club legend Leanne Birley stepping in to save the day (and the flick).

The men’s 2s dropped their first points of the campaign in the late game at Firebrands, but Monners’ men remain top of West Central 2 in spite of the 3-1 loss. The ladies 2s were frozen out 10-0 at the coldest hockey venue on earth, Norton Hill School in Mendip, while the men’s third team lost narrowly at home to Bristol and West.

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Cup win/unbeaten weekend

It was another good weekend of hockey for the red and blacks. All teams in action managed to get points on the board in the league, and in their first appearance in the England Hockey Vase the men’s XI triumphed in an epic encounter over Chippenham – who play two divisions above them.

Saturday saw the men’s firsts continue their fine run of form with an 11-0 win down a Bridgwater. The ladies’ 1s also secured an excellent three points with a 2-1 win at BAC, while the men’s 2s remain top of their division following a 5-4 win at Mendip. The ladies 2s grabbed a good point away at North Somerset, while the men’s 3s saw their game at Clevedon called off due to a waterlogged pitch.