HC Knole Park made history on Saturday when they played their first ever Ladies 1st team game against Tunbridge Wells 4th in the Kent Womens Outdoor League Division Six. With a mix of experienced and junior players, the Ladies team got off to a flying start.
First half goals from Anna Faulstich, Josefina Hippe and captain Ruth Bingham meant the team were in a commanding 3-0 lead at the break. Further goals from Phoebe Gough-Cooper, Grace Reeve, Faulstich, Lottie Bingham and two more from Ruth to complete her hat-trick meant the score was 9-0 going into the final seconds, before Tunbridge Wells scored a consolation goal.
The perfect start to the league campaign for HC Knole Park. Next week they face Blackheath at 4.15pm at Tonbridge School.
Under-12’s success at Surbiton tournament!
HC Knole Park’s under-12 girls started their junior season on Sunday at the Surbiton Hockey Club U12 Tournament. Surbiton fielded a number of teams and different challenges for the girls.
However, the team came through with flying colours and with five wins and a draw, they finished top of the tournament.
Goals were scored by six different players which was a remarkable effort; Lettie Hughes (3), Celia Foster (3), Phoebe Bright (2), Ines Gascoyne-Day (2) Betsy Burden (2) & Sara Friis.
Under-14 boys start with a tough friendly against Guildford
To finish the weekend’s fixtures, the under-14 boys set off to Guildford for a pre-season friendly ahead of their opening match next week. In an even start to the game the boys played very well and it was only 0-1 at the break.
However, a succession of counter-attack goals meant that they score got away from the team and despite a late rally the team couldn’t quite break the deadlock. Lots learnt in what was, for most, their first ever full pitch match.