Banner picture of Hawks players

Hawks U16 Boys at Hockey Cup Regional Finals

  • U16 Boys at Leicester February 2016 001

The Under 16 boys travelled to Leicester Hockey Club on a very cold Sunday for the Regional Finals of the England Hockey Cup having come 2nd place in the first round against tough opposition from Wycombe/ Reading/ Marlow and Oxford.  Also at the Regionals Finals were Leicester HC, Streetly HC and Cannock HC.  It was always going to be an uphill challenge for Hawks who were missing Charlie Stoker due to illness and a number of other key players but we have a strong talented squad with a good positive spirit and knew we always had a chance.  We faced a tough first match against eventual winners Leicester who won 5-0 and whose line up included a number of NAGs players.  Hawks held Leicester well in the first half but were undone by some excellent individual play.  The second game against Streetly was a different affair.  Hawks grew in confidence and challenged well for the ball on a pitch that was more like the Sahara than a hockey pitch and slowed ball speed significantly.  Hawks won 2-0 thanks to goals from Charlie Taylor.  The final game against Cannock was  a frustrating affair in which Hawks  dominated but at times but succumbed to 3 goals in quick succession at the end of the 1st half having been rattled by umpiring decisions not going their way.  Hawks gave a good account of themselves and will have learnt from this experience and the quality of play they faced.

Thanks to Tim Spittles for umpiring and Steve Elliott as assistant coach. Thanks to the loyal band of parent supporters for their encouragement throughout the day.

The players were…..

Harry Venables (captain), Aravind Prabharakan, James Hall, Tommy Dawes, John Black, Ed Wilkinson, Thomas Edmiston, Alex Elliott, Dan Cooney, David Jones, Ray Prince, Tom Butcher, Freddie Sunderland, Charlie Taylor

Published:
More about our sponsors
Sponsorship packages available
How to Join Fantasy League
Image Gallery Icon

Recent Photo Galleries

Recent Match Results

19 November

U16 Girls B vs Bicester U16 Girls
U14 Boys vs Wycombe U14 Boys
U16 Boys vs Guildford U16 Boys
U18 Boys vs Bedford U18 Boys
U14 Girls A vs Marlow U 14 Girls
U18 Girls vs Rugby and East Warwick U18 Girls

18 November

Ladies' 4s 0 - 5 Witney Ladies 2s
Ladies' 5s 5 - 0 Bicester Ladies' 2s
Ladies' 3s 0 - 1 Oxford University Ladies 2s
Men's 5s 5 - 2 Banbury Men's 3s
Ladies' 2s 5 - 2 Hampstead and Westminster Ladies 3s
Ladies' 1s 1 - 1 Swansea City Ladies 1s
Men's 4s 1 - 3 Maidenhead Men's 2s
Men's 2s 2 - 4 Amersham & Chalfont Men's 1s
Men's 7s 4 - 2 South Berkshire Mens 6s
Ladies' 6s 2 - 2 Wychwood Ladies 1s
Harriers 2 - 0 Banbury Development
Men's 6s 2 - 2 Tring Men's 2s
Men's 3s 3 - 4 Sonning Men's 1s
Men's 1s 5 - 2 Winchester Men's 1s
Falcons 4 - 0 Winchester Wanderers
News from England Hockey