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Surbiton’s men qualified for the Men’s Cup semi-finals after winning 3-1 at the University of Birmingham on Sunday afternoon.
Surbiton had to come from behind after Chris Way gave the MHL Conference West side an 18th minute lead from a penalty corner.
David Beckett levelled in the 23rd minute from the penalty spot, then three minutes later, Gareth Furlong gave Surbiton the lead for the first time with a penalty corner conversion.
Beckett struck once again with two minutes remaining from open play to secure Surbiton’s place in the last four.
Sunday’s semi-final draw gave Surbiton a home tie with Chichester Priory Park, who were the only quarter-finalists to win at home and are currently in last place in the MHL Conference West. Chichester also came from behind to beat local rivals Havant 3-1.
Surbiton last met Chichester in the Cup in the 2013-14 season, when Surbiton won 11-2 in the first round on 29 September 2013.
City … read more
Surbiton Ladies rose to the top of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division for the first time this season winning 3-0 at previous leaders, the University of Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.
Debutant, Naomi Evans scored on her debut as Surbiton not only secured all three points without their four GB internationals, but also won with a reduced squad of fifteen players.
Youngster, Ellie Shahbo kept a clean sheet as a Surbiton team with five Colts players battled in difficult windy and rainy conditions in the Second City.
Charlotte Calnan, Ellie De Heer, Holly Munro and Lottie Ross all helped to demonstrate the strength in depth in Surbiton’s first team squad.
Surbiton attacked from the start with Evans posing an early threat. Calnan shot wide of the right post in the 14th minute with Jenna Woolven and Jo Hunter combining to shoot past the left post three minutes later.
The deadlock was broken in the 22nd minute … read more
Surbiton Men are now three points behind Men’s Hockey League Premier Division leaders, Holcombe after they lost 5-3 at home to Brooklands Manchester University and Holcombe beat Wimbledon 3-1 on Saturday.
Ross Hall gave Brooklands a fifth minute lead, only for Surbiton’s Dave Beckett to equalise a minute later, both goals coming from open play.
Further open play goals from Peter Friend and Peter Cornell in the 17th and 27th minutes respectively gave Brooklands a 3-1 half time lead.
Aiden Khares scored Brooklands’ fourth goal four minute into the second half, but Alan Forsyth gave Surbiton hope in the 48th minute.
Cornell scored his second goal of the game with fourteen minutes left to give Brooklands a 5-2 lead, but Surbiton could only pull one more goal back, again through Forsyth with five minutes remaining.
Surbiton’s Alan Forsyth scored twice in their 5-3 home defeat by Brooklands. Photo: Tim Reder.
In Kent, Nick Catlin gave Holcombe … read more
Surbiton’s men’s hopes of a possible league and cup double resume this weekend when they host Brooklands Manchester University in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday (push back 12.30 pm) and then visit the University of Birmingham in the Men’s Cup on Sunday (push back 2.30 pm).
Surbiton trail Holcombe on goal difference at the top of the MHL Premier but are poised to go top with a win over Brooklands
Brooklands are fifth, two points behind fourth placed Wimbledon.
The first meeting back in September ended in a 6-4 win for Surbiton, but after a disappointing start which resulted in three defeats in their first four matches, Brooklands have only lost one in their last seven, a 5-2 home reverse by Holcombe.
Before the winter break, they won their last three games with victories at East Grinstead and Wimbledon and a home win over Hampstead & Westminster.
Aiden Khares is Brooklands’ top scorer … read more
Surbiton Ladies resume their Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division campaign on Saturday when they visit league leaders, the University of Birmingham in a top of the table clash (push back 12.30 pm).
When the teams first met at Sugden Road on 14 November, the game finished 1-1 after Jo Hunter levelled for Surbiton after Lily Owsley gave Birmingham the lead.
On Saturday, Surbiton will be without Giselle Ansley, Sarah Haycroft, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb, who are all in Australia for a six test series with the Hockeyroos as part of Great Britain’s preparation for the Rio Olympics.
Birmingham will also be without Owsley for the same reason, but will know that a win would open up a five point gap, whilst defeat would enable Surbiton to go top for the first time this season.
Naomi Evans, who joined Surbiton from Melville in October, is set to make her first team debut in … read more
The schedule for the Women’s Champions Trophy, due to be held at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre from 18-26 June has been released.
Along with Great Britain, the high quality field includes World and Olympic champions, the Netherlands; defending champions and current World League champions, Argentina; Australia, the third world ranked country; New Zealand and the United States of America.
Great Britain start with a match against Las Leonas, Argentina at 2 pm on 18 June. Then 24 hours later on Super Sunday, the Netherlands are Team GB’s second opponents.
After a rest day on the Monday, Great Britain face the Black Sticks, New Zealand in an evening clash at 8 pm on Tuesday (21 June).
Following another rest day on Wednesday, Craig Parnham’s USA squad take on Great Britain on Thursday 23 June, again with an 8 pm push back.
The final rest day of the tournament is on the Friday before the … read more
Great Britain Head Coach Danny Kerry has included four Surbiton players in the squad heading for a six match test series with Australia in February.
Giselle Ansley, Sarah Haycroft, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb have all been selected to the 22 player squad which will play two tests in Bunbury and four in Perth from 12 to 21 February. Twigg, currently on 45 GB caps could win her 50th cap during the series.
The test series is the first preparation for an important year of hockey which will include the Rio Olympics in August, especially as Great Britain and the Hockeyroos are in the same pool.
Kerry explained that: “We will be using the training and the test series to give the squad exposure to a different style of hockey to the one they would typically face in Europe. It is a good opportunity for us to develop as a group with an extended … read more
Surbiton’s Colts had a successful weekend at their Super 6s national championships with one national title, one runner-up and a semi-finalist.
Surbiton’s Under-16 Boys won the national title in Wolverhampton, qualifying for the semi-finals by winning all four pool matches.
A 3-1 win over Thirsk was followed by a 5-1 win over Ashmoor and further wins over Cannock (7-1) and Norwich (4-3) saw them top the pool.
Their opponents in the last four were Leicester and in another hard-fought clash, Surbiton came out on top to earn a final match-up with Marlow.
In the final, Surbiton won 4-1 to become national champions.
Surbiton’s Under-16 Girls just missed out in the final to reigning champions, Beeston, going down narrowly 4-3 in Wolverhampton.
They started with a 3-0 win over Taunton Vale, then were too good for the City of York, running out 8-1 winners before Leicester held them to a 2-2 draw in their third pool match.
The … read more
Both England and Scotland will play in EuroHockey Indoor Championships II in 2018 after Scotland beat England 5-3 and Croatia also beat Wales 5-3 on Sunday morning in Cambrai.
Scotland’s victory set Croatia the target of beating Wales by five goals to avoid relegation, but Wales battled to stay in touch with Croatia to restrict the final margin of victory to two goals.
Wales and Croatia were both relegated to the third division.
In the first game of the day, Scotland scored twice in the first five minutes, but England recovered to lead 3-2 on the quarter-hour, Surbiton’s Sarah Haycroft putting England ahead for the first time from open play.
But after restoring parity before half time by making the score 3-3, two further goals gave Scotland a fighting chance of avoiding relegation.
Giselle Ansley, who was shown a green card just before half time, was in the starting line-up for England, with Robyn Collins coming … read more
Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley and Sarah Haycroft will meet up with club mate Robyn Collins at 9 am (GMT) in Cambrai, France,as England meet Scotland to help determine which teams will be relegated to the third division of the EuroHockey Indoor Championships.
England are virtually safe after two wins against Wales (9-1) and Croatia (3-2). Ansley and Haycroft were in the starting lineup for both matches, and were also on the scoresheet.
Haycroft scored the ninth goal against Wales in the penultimate minute of the match which concluded Pool B and also counted in Pool D.
Ansley equalised from a penalty corner after Croatia had shocked England with a first minute penalty corner conversion of their own.
Croatia retook the lead before half time, but England scored twice in the second half to all but preserve their second division status barring an unlikely goal difference swing.
Scotland are likely to have to beat England after losing … read more
Surbiton’s trio of Giselle Ansley, Sarah Haycroft and Robyn Collins couldn’t help their countries to a single win after their first two matches of the EuroHockey Indoor Championships II in Cambrai, France on Friday.
As a result of England losing both their matches to Russia (2-6) and France (2-3), Ansley and Haycroft will now have to help their country preserve their second division status.
Both players came on in both matches from the substitutes bench, with Ansley converting a penalty corner with six minutes left to score England’s second goal against France.
England’s third pool match against Wales on Saturday (10.20 am GMT) will also count as their first match in the relegation pool, and their other two opponents will be Croatia and either Switzerland or Scotland.
Scotland, including Surbiton’s Robyn Collins, had a better day and after losing to Lithuania 3-1 in their first match, seemed set for a win over Switzerland when they led … read more
Surbiton have three players in action at this weekend’s EuroHockey Indoor Championships II in Cambrai, France.
Sarah Haycroft and Giselle Ansley are both in the England squad aiming for promotion back to the top flight after relegation two years ago.
Robyn Collins has been drafted into the Scotland squad as a late replacement due to Kareena Marshall suffering a knee injury in a club indoor tournament.
Scotland are aiming to qualify for the promotion pool, but Scotland’s Head Coach, Gordon Marshall accepts that “retaining our place in the division is the realistic target.”.
Scotland are in Pool A with Croatia, Lithuania and Switzerland, whilst England are in Pool B along with hosts, France, who are also hoping for an immediate return to the top division; Russia and Wales.
The top two teams in each pool qualify for the promotion pool (Pool C) from which the top two teams will be promoted. The bottom two teams in each … read more
Surbiton’s Ellie De Heer and Charlotte Calnan have both received the 2015 Higgins Group plc Players of the Year awards at the Hockey Writers’ Club Annual Awards Presentation Lunch at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge.
Ellie De Heer received the Higgins Junior award for the Girls 16 and under category whilst Surbiton’s Lottie Ross was a worthy runner-up.
Charlotte Calnan received the Higgins Youth award for the Girls 18 and under category with another Surbiton player, Holly Munro, again proving to be a worthy runner-up.
Surbiton have had previous success when there was only one youth award in the past as current L1 captain, Sarah Haycroft won in 2009 and former Surbiton player, Sophie Bray won in 2007.
Current L1 indoor captain, Beckie Herbert was the first ever girls youth award winner in 2004.
Surbiton’s Harry Gough finished a well merited third place in the Boys Youth Award.
More information on the awards and the … read more
Surbiton Men’s hopes of repeating their grand slam feat of winning all eight Super 6s Division One games in Bristol were scuppered at the final huddle as Team Bath Buccaneers beat them 4-2 to win promotion to the Premier Division with Surbiton.
Two years ago, Surbiton won all eight games at the same venue in Division One, but Team Bath, needing a win themselves to go up, stunned the champions with a second minute goal from Ben Mackey.
Ben Stone doubled Buccaneers’ lead in the tenth minute and five minutes later, Peter Scott ensured that Team Bath would have a 3-0 half time lead.
Surbiton fought back in the second goals as captain, Dave Beckett scored in the 22nd and 39th minutes to take his final goal tally to 23 goals for the tournament.
Mackey restored Team Bath’s three goal advantage in the 24th minute, to ensure his club will meet Surbiton again next season … read more
Surbiton’s Men are back in the Super 6s Premier Division after a convincing 10-1 win over Doncaster in their penultimate match of the Division One tournament at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
The result not only clinched the league title for Surbiton, but also condemned Doncaster to relegation to Division Two, likely to be with either Sheffield Hallam or Southgate.
Doncaster fielded a seven player squad and trailed 4-0 at half time, Will Calnan scoring in the first minute, Robbie Marx scoring twice in the third and 17th minutes and captain, Dave Beckett scoring in the fifth minute.
In the second half, the momentum was even more with Surbiton, Beckett scoring four more goals to take his tournament tally to 21 and William Marshall scoring a brace.
Doncaster’s captain, Jonathan Redfern scored his team’s consolation goal in the last minute.
Surbiton play second placed Team Bath Buccaneers in their final game … read more
Surbiton’s Men need two points from their last two games on Sunday to clinch promotion back to the Super 6s Premier Division.
Surbiton followed up their 7-5 win over Brooklands Manchester University with a comprehensive 11-4 win over Sheffield Hallam on Saturday evening at the Unversity of West of England in Bristol.
Surbiton led 4-0 after thirteen minutes, thanks to goals from Robbie Marx, Evan Kimber, Dave Beckett and Noah Darlington. Adam Price pulled a goal back for Sheffield, but William Marshall gave Surbiton a 5-1 half time lead.
There were four goals in the first three minutes of the second half as Beckett completed his hat-trick with Marx adding a second goal for Surbiton. James Gunthorpe had briefly made the score 6-2 after scoring for Sheffield.
Will Blyth srruck twice in three minutes for Sheffield to make the score 8-4, but further goals from Kevin Lim, Morgan Males and a fourth goal for … read more
Surbiton’s Men took another step towards promotion from the Super 6s Division One, coming out on top 7-5 over Brooklands Manchester University in a thrilling match on Saturday afternoon.
Surbiton came from behind to lead 6-1, then had to fight off a late Brooklands comeback before sealing their fifth win in five games.
David Flanagan gave Brooklands a fourth minute lead, but four minutes later, Surbiton led 3-1 thanks to goals from David Beckett in the sixth minute; Noah Darlington in the seventh minute and William Marshall in the eighth minute.
Kevin Lim converted a 16th minute penalty corner with Darlington scoring his second goal of the match two minutes before half time to give Surbiton a 5-1 lead at the interval.
Evan Kimber extended Surbiton’s lead to 6-1 in the 26th minute, before Brooklands mounted a late comeback starting in the 36th minute.
David Flanagan scored from open play with Peter Flanagan converting a … read more
Surbiton’s Men return to the University of West of England in Bristol this weekend with the aim of winning promotion from the Super 6s Division One.
After the first weekend, Surbiton hold a two point lead over second placed Brooklands Poynton and three points over third placed West Herts, with the top two teams guaranteed a place in next season’s Premier Division.
Last weekend, Surbiton beat Cannock 4-2, West Herts 6-2, Southgate 6-2 and Old Loughtonians 11-1 to set up the possibility of an immediate return to the top flight.
With captain, Dave Beckett in top scoring form with eleven goals supported by Robbie Marx on eight, Surbiton will be hoping to maintain their form this weekend.
Surbiton start with a crunch clash with Brooklands Poynton at 1.30 pm on Saturday, before taking on sixth placed Sheffield Hallam at 6.30 pm.
On Sunday, Surbiton take on eighth placed Doncaster at 1 pm before finishing against … read more
Surbiton’s men are on course for an immediate return to the Super 6s Premier Division after winning all four games of the first weekend to hold a two point lead over second placed Brooklands Manchester University and three points over third placed West Herts.
Surbiton followed up their 6-2 win over Southgate with an 11-1 win over Old Loughtonians, who lost all four games over the first weekend.
In the final game of the day, Surbiton led 2-0 at half time over Old Loughtonians, captain, Dave Beckett opening the scoring in the 14th minute, with Will Calnan doubling the lead a minute later.
After half time, Surbiton were rampant, running in nine goals, Beckett scoring his eleventh goal of the tournament in the 22nd minute, closely followed by a Robert Marx brace, also in the 22nd minute.
Although Old Loughtonians replied in the 26th minute, William Marshall and Noah Darlington both scored in the … read more
The University of Birmingham booked the final place in the Super 6s Championships semi-finals with a 7-2 win over Surbiton Ladies in the final match of the Premier Division round-robin tournament at Telford on Sunday.
Surbiton went into the match knowing that they would be playing in Division One in the 2016-17 season along with Leicester, who crashed 5-1 to Reading in their last match to be relegated on goal difference from Reading.
Surbiton were in good heart in spite of the disappointment of relegation, having battled hard against Canterbury to only lose 2-1 earlier in the day.
Birmingham realistically only needed a point to reach the last four, breaking the deadlock through their captain, Tina Evans who converted a penalty corner in the eighth minute.
Three minutes later, former Surbiton player, Lllie Lamacraft doubled Birmingham’s lead, scoring at an unguarded left post.
Three minutes before half time, Charlotte Calnan scored her first indoor goal for Surbiton from … read more
Surbiton’s men won their third match at the Super 6s Division One tournament at Bristol, beating Southgate 6-2 on Sunday afternoon.
Surbiton’s captain, Dave Beckett scored four goals with new signing, Kevin Lim and Will Calnan scoring the other goals.
Surbiton went second with the win after Brooklands Manchester University also won their third match, 4-1 against Old Loughtonians, but Team Bath Buccaneers dropped their first points in a 4-4 draw with Cannock.
Surbiton play Old Loughtonians, who have lost all three matches, at 5 pm.
The tournament can be followed at: https://englandhockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/10
Surbiton Ladies’ faint hopes of staying in the Super 6s Premier Division were ended after their 2-1 defeat by Canterbury on Sunday morning and Leicester’s subsequent 6-4 win over Slough.
With Sarah Haycroft added to Saturday’s eleven player squad, Surbiton put in their best performance of the competition, taking the lead through Haycroft’s 16th minute penalty corner conversion.
In the same minute, Sarah Kerly equalised for Canterbury from open play and even though the second half was evenly matched, Kerly struck again with eight minutes to play to clinch the points.
The game was marred by a head injury to Canterbury’s Susie Rowe with just under two minutes remaining.
As against Leicester, Surbiton replaced goalkeeper, Vicky Hewett with Giselle Ansley as a kicking back, but this time the magic substitution failed to work and Canterbury won 2-1.
Surbiton complete the competition with that match against the University of Birmingham at 5 pm.
Reading will need to … read more
Surbiton kept up their faint hopes of avoiding relegation from the Super 6s Premier Division, scoring in the last minute to earn a 2-2 draw with Leicester on Saturday evening.
Laura Evans gave Leicester an eleventh minute lead in a match in which defences had been on top.
On the quarter-hour, Olivia Chilton scored her first indoor goal for Surbiton to ensure the scores were level at half time.
With twelve minutes remaining, Olivia Back restored Leicester’s lead and with a minute remaining, it seemed that the East Midlands club would avenge last season’s 3-2 defeat in Division One.
However, right at the end, Izzy Petter produced a fantastic finish to earn Surbiton their second point of the tournament with her fourth goal of the competition.
Petter had been unavailable for the first game with Sutton Coldfield due to exam commitments, but travelled up to Telford to help boost the squad.
Petter is now Surbiton’s joint … read more
Surbiton’s men are on an early course to regain their Premier Division status after they won both games on Saturday in the Super 6s Division One tournament in Bristol.
However, after the first day, they are third in the table behind Brooklands Manchester University and Team Bath Buccaneers on goal difference.
A brace each from captain Dave Beckett and Robbie Marx helped Surbiton to a 4-2 win in the opening match on Saturday morning.
And then both players notched hat-tricks to see off West Herts 6-2 on Saturday afternoon.
Surbiton face Southgate on Sunday (1 pm) and Old Loughtonians at 5 pm to complete the first of two weekends in Bristol.
The tournament can be followed at: https://englandhockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/10
Surbiton Ladies’ hopes of preserving their top-flight status suffered a serious blow when they crashed 7-1 to Sutton Coldfield in their first match of the second weekend of the Super 6s Premier Division tournament at Telford.
Charlotte Calnan made her Surbiton indoor debut but Surbiton trailed 3-0 at half time.
Jane Sixsmith opened the scoring for Sutton Coldfield in the seventh minute, Emma Mc Cabe adding further goals in the ninth and 17th minutes, all three goals coming from open play.
Surbiton’s hopes of a second half comeback were dashed in the 21st minute as Sarah Parkinson-Mills scored 15 seconds and 50 seconds after half time to give Sutton a five goal lead.
Surbiton’s consolation goal came in the 28th minute as Giselle Ansley’s drag-flick converted the Sugden Road team’s first penalty corner of the match.
Bethan Merriman added to Surbiton’s misery with a brace of open play goals in the 29th and 32nd minutes.
The … read more
Surbiton Ladies will go into the second weekend of the Super 6s Women’s Premier Division tournament aiming to avoid an immediate return to Division One after earning just one point from their first four games.
Surbiton will need to beat both eighth placed Sutton Coldfield at 1.30 pm and sixth placed Leicester at 5.30 pm on Saturday if they are to have any hope of avoiding relegation.
Then on Sunday, Surbiton face Canterbury, who lead the table after winning all four games over the first weekend at 11 am on Sunday, before concluding the qualifying tournament with a match against the University of Birmingham, who are fourth.
The top four teams qualify for the semi-finals at Wembley on 31 January, after the semi-finals were reinstated to finals day.
The tournament can be followed live via: https://englandhockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/8.
The Surbiton HC website will also be updated with match reports when possible over the weekend.
The M1’s kick off their Super Sixes Division 1 indoor campaign at the University of West England in Bristol this Saturday (9 January) when they meet premiership rivals Cannock in the first match of the 2016 competition. The team will welcome a new player to the squad in the form of Kevin Lim joining us from SPV Complutense in Madrid. Kevin brings a wealth of indoor hockey experience with 10 indoor caps for Germany and will play alongside our other German import Robbie Marx whom joined the outdoor program this season from Berliner.
The team will be looking to make an immediate return to the Premier League and you can follow their progress live via – https://englandhockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/10. and via the Surbiton HC Twitter feed.
Surbiton Ladies face the prospect of an immediate return to the Super Sixes Division One after only accumulating one point from their first four matches of the current Premier Division season.
After losing 3-0 to Reading and 7-2 to East Grinstead on Saturday, and drawing 5-5 with Slough at Sunday lunchtime, reigning champions Bowdon Hightown taught Surbiton a lesson, winning 11-3 on Sunday afternoon.
Bowdon took the lead after just 39 seconds, Kayleigh Humphries scoring from open play at the left post.
In the fourth minute, Tina Cullen doubled Bowdon’s lead before Holly Hunt scored Bowdon’s third goal in the ninth minute, both goals again coming from open play.
On the quarter-hour mark, penalty corner specialist, Sally Walton duly scored Bowdon’s fourth goal with a clinical conversion.
Three minutes later, Cullen pounced on a rebound from a Vicky Hewett save to put Bowdon 5-0 ahead.
Walton found Cullen in the circle to leave Surbiton trailing 6-0 in the … read more
Surbiton Ladies earned their first point in this season’s Super Sixes Premier Division tournament at Telford, coming from 4-1 down to draw 5-5 with Slough in a bottom of the table clash.
Jenna Woolven gave Surbiton the lead after just 28 seconds but Slough stormed back to lead 4-1 by the interval.
Slough equalised from the penalty spot, Alex Scott sending the ball into the top left corner beyond Surbiton goalkeeper, Vicky Hewett in the fifth minute.
Slough captain, Kat McGonigle gave her team a 2-1 lead in the eleventh minute from open play before Mel Ball and Lizzie Totten added further goals in the 19th and 20th minutes.
Four minutes into the second half, Natalie Maclean found the backboard to convert a penalty corner, only for Dilly Newton to reply in the same manner three minutes later to put Slough 5-2 ahead.
Surbiton’s comeback was initiated by Molly Hanson-Akins, who replaced Jo Hunter in … read more
Surbiton Ladies lost both matches on the opening day of the Super Sixes Premier Division tournament at the Phoenix Sports and Leisure Centre in Telford.
Having lost 3-0 to Reading in their first game, Surbiton were overwhelmed 7-2 by East Grinstead in game 2.
Surbiton couldn’t recover from conceding four goals in the opening seven minutes, Emma Lee-Smith scoring a hat-trick with goals in the third, fifth (both penalty corner goals) and seventh minutes (open play) and Malou Pheninckx scoring in the fourth minute.also from open play.
Izzy Petter, making her Surbiton indoor debut in the tournament along with Robyn Collins and Olivia Chilton, scored both Surbiton goals, with open play efforts in the sixth and seventeenth minutes.
Ruth Gordon had put East Grinstead 5-1 up in the fourteenth minute, with Pheninckx making the half time score 6-2 with an open play goal two minutes before the interval.
The second half was somewhat quieter, Joanna Davis scoring … read more