A good start to the season for both Ladies teams, and for the Men's 1st XI, but a mixed bag for the rest of the Men's sides...
The Ladies' 1st XI recorded their 3rd win in 4 league matches to maintain their position among the early-season front-runners, and the Ladies' 2nd XI maintained their amazing 100% start and head their table with a goal difference of +16.
The Men's 1st XI head Kent Division 1 after an assured performance against Canterbury, in which the 3-2 score line flattered the opposition. On Sunday in the Kent Cup, a depleted 1st XI featuring 6 U18s and 3 U15s put in a brilliant performance against Sevenoaks, who had included three of their National League 1st XI players. The unlikely final score of 11-5 (to Sevenoaks) hides the fact that the boys were in the game at 5-4 down, albeit after just 20 minutes! This great spectacle was enjoyed by the usual crowd of travelling parents, and the boys did themselves and the club proud.
The Men's 2nd XI returned to winning ways on Saturday, with the 6-1 demolition of a rather less distinguished Sevenoaks team - the game featured hat-tricks for Zak Osborn and Ben Errington, both juniors and both part of the aforementioned Cup Squad.
The Men's 3rds & 4ths both lost, but look forward to next week's opportunity to revert to winning ways.
From this season, Russets members are ALL expected to comply with the new Players' Charter, which is set out below - it is a simple set of concepts designed to maximise the enjoyment experienced by club members, opponents and match officials. Payment of your subscription will be taken as your commitment to abide by the Charter.
The club's Disciplinary Committee will deal with any major breaches, so please all practice good habits from the start of the season. More...
The season is now well under way, and all those wishing to play Saturday (senior) hockey are encouraged to attend one or more midweek training sessions, as outlined below.
Tuesdays: from 4th October, 7pm to 8.30pm at the Club Astro, and open to all club members that intend to play Senior hockey on Saturdays.
Wednesdays: up and running weekly, for Ladies only, again 7pm to 8.30pm at the Club Astro.
Wednesdays: up and running weekly, for the Men's Performance Squad, at Bethany School, 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
If you have any queries, please contact one of the senior team captains.