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England’s Under-21 Women will play the USA on Sunday for seventh place at the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile.
England lost 1-0 to Germany on Friday, Teresa Martin Pelegrina scoring the only goal two minutes before half time.
Surbiton’s Charlotte Calnan was in England’s starting line-up.
Earlier the USA lost 2-1 to Belgium, so Belgium will play Germany for 5th/ 6th place at 5 pm GMT and England will take on the USA at 2.45 pm GMT on Sunday.
More information about the tournament can be found at the FIH website here
England’s Junior World Cup ended on Wednesday when they were beaten 5-3 by Spain at the quarter-final stage in Santiago, Chile.
Begoña Garcia gave Spain the lead on the quarter-hour from open play only for the University of Birmingham’s Erica Sanders to equalise with a penalty corner conversion nine minutes later.
England then suffered a psychological blow just before half time as Belen Iglesias restored Spain’s lead from a penalty corner.
In the second half, England were stung by three Spanish goals in a seven minute spell which was the key period of the match.
Florencia Amundson scored in the 46th minute with Iglesias snatching her second goal of the game a minute later to give Spain a 4-1 lead, both goals coming from open play.
In the 53rd minute, Mariona Serrahima added to England’s woes with another open play goal, however Isca’s Megan Crowson helped make the score more respectable.
With twelve minutes to play, … read more
Following Surbiton Ladies’ 4-1 home win over Holcombe which saw them extend their unbeaten run to 50 games:
An interview with Giselle Ansley can be found at the England Hockey website: here
The South West Londoner’s report can be found on their website: here
England’s Under-21 Women will play Spain on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile in spite of being held to a 3-3 draw by South Africa after leading 3-1 after 41 minutes.
Australia beat hosts Chile 2-1 in the other Pool C to finish top of the pool with seven points, England as runners-up on five.
Spain won Pool D on seven points drawing 4-4 with China before beating Belgium and New Zealand, both matches ending in 4-0 victories.
Against South Africa on Monday, Surbiton’s Charlotte Calnan came on as a third minute substitute and was unlucky not to score after goalkeeper, Marlise van Tonder saved her shot following a great run into the circle.
England took the lead in the sixth minute, the University of Birmingham’s Holly Hunt scoring from open play.
Seven minutes before half time, former Surbiton player, and also a current University of Birmingham player, Holly … read more
Surbiton’s Men will go into the mid-season break in third place in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division after a thrilling 4-3 win over Hampstead and Westminster at Paddington Recreation Ground on Sunday afternoon.
After falling behind early, Surbiton stormed into a 4-1 lead two minutes after half time before Hampstead pulled back two goals and fielded a kicking back late in the game to try and snatch a draw.
Hampstead started the match in fourth place, a point behind their visitors and after just five minutes, made the ideal start, Christopher Cargo converting a penalty corner by putting away a rebound.
Don’t hit me! Former Surbiton player, Rupert Shipperley tries to get out of the way of Jonny Gall’s aerial. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
Surbiton immediately responded, their leading goalscorer, Alan Forsyth lashing a shot past the right post.
With both teams already committed to attacking play, Dave Beckett levelled in the ninth minute … read more
Surbiton Ladies made history at Sugden Road on Saturday afternoon, beating Holcombe 4-1 in an Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division top of the table clash in their fiftieth regular season league match without defeat since they last lost, 2-0 at home to Leicester on 15 February 2014.
Four games at the end of the 2013-14 season plus two complete unbeaten seasons of 18 games each meant that if Surbiton stayed unbeaten up to their tenth league game of the 2016-17 season, they would reach the magical milestone.
Hat-trick heroine, Giselle Ansley and Beckie Middleton ensured that Surbiton made history and although Holcombe replied with a goal from their top scorer, Ellie Watton, the hosts were never really in danger.
We’ve made history! – The Surbiton Ladies squad celebrate their 50th successive match without defeat. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
Surbiton captain, Sarah Haycroft returned to the squad after missing the games at home to Leicester and … read more
England’s Under-21 Women drew 1-1 with Australia in their second Pool C match at the Junior World Cup at Santiago in Chile on Saturday.
The University of Birmingham’s Erica Sanders gave England the lead with a fourth minute penalty corner only for Australia to level in the same manner, Renee Taylor scoring in the 43rd minute.
Surbiton’s Charlotte Calnan was in England’s starting line-up.
Chile beat South Africa 2-1 in the other Pool C game. England play South Africa in their final game on Tuesday (28 November) 5 pm GMT when a victory would earn England a place in the quarter-finals.
More information about the tournament can be found at the FIH website here
Surbiton Men play their final Men’s Hockey League Premier Division league match of 2016 on Sunday when they make the short trip to Paddington Recreation Ground to play Hampstead and Westminster (push back 2 pm).
Surbiton moved up into third after a convincing 6-2 home win over Brooklands Manchester University last Sunday, but face a key clash against the team immediately below them.
Hampstead are one point behind Surbiton, with Beeston a further point back in fifth after two successive league defeats, therefore Surbiton are likely to need a positive result if they are to stay in the top four over the mid-season break.
When the teams first met at Sugden Road on 24 September, honours were even with Matt Daly, on his last appearance for Surbiton, stealing a point and a 2-2 draw with a 67th penalty corner conversion.
Matt Guise Brown’s double penalty corner strike had given Hampstead a 2-0 lead after … read more
Surbiton Ladies play their final Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division match of 2016 when they welcome Holcombe to Sugden Road on Saturday (push back 2 pm).
On the opening day of the season, Holcombe earned a draw with a late equaliser, Emma Trunks converting a penalty corner in the last minute to earn a 2-2 draw at Holcombe Park.
Rebecca Titmuss had given Holcombe the lead two minutes after half time, but Jo Hunter and Robyn Collins both converted penalty corners to give Surbiton the lead before the late drama.
Holcombe won their next three games at Reading (5-2), at Leicester (2-0) and at home to Slough (4-1) to go top of the table before the early season leaders’ curse struck and East Grinstead inflicted their only defeat so far with a 1-0 win in Kent.
Wins at Canterbury (1-0) and at home to Clifton Robinsons (4-2) moved them up to third, but … read more
England’s Under-21 Women made a winning start at the Junior World Cup, beating hosts, Chile 1-0 in their opening Pool C match.
Surbiton’s Charlotte Calnan was in the starting line-up. with the only goal coming from an 18th minute penalty corner conversion by Beeston’s Esme Burge.
The game also became a card fest as both England and Chile received three cards, Burge and former Surbiton player, Holly Munro, now at the University of Birmingham seeing green and England captain, Leicester’s Kathryn Lane being shown a yellow.
Josefa Salas saw green for Chile whilst Sofia Pachado Paonessa and Fernanda Villagran Verdaguer both saw yellow.
After the game, England Head Coach, Craig Keegan said: “We knew there would be a big crowd here tonight, so pressurising Chile and taking away the home advantage was our first goal and for the most part I feel we achieved this. At the same time this match was also a … read more
Subject to selection, Surbiton’s Celtic internationals will be heading to the Emerald Isle in March after the FIH announced the venue of Ireland’s Hockey World League Round 2 Event.
The Pavilion in Stormont Estate in Belfast will stage the competition from 11-19 March, with hosts Ireland also set to be joined by both Scotland and Wales.
France, Poland, Ukraine, Italy and Austria will complete the eight team field which will be aiming to qualify for the Hockey World League semi-finals.
There are three Men’s Round 2 tournaments: the other venues are Dhaka in Bangladesh (4-12 March) and Tacarigua in Trinidad and Tobago (25 March-2 April).
The top two teams in all three events automatically qualify for the semi-finals with the two highest ranked third placed teams as per the FIH Hero World Rankings completing the eight qualifiers.
The first semi-final is scheduled to take place at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre from 15-25 June.
More information can … read more
The Women’s Junior World Cup starts today with England due to begin their campaign against hosts, Chile tonight (11 pm GMT).
England Head Coach, Craig Keegan has selected current Surbiton player, Charlotte Calnan along with three former Surbiton players: Holly Munro (University of Birmingham); Eloise Stenner (Beeston) and Harriet Mitchell (University of Birmingham).
England also have to face Australia ( 5 pm GMT – 26 November) and South Africa (5 pm GMT – 28 November) in a tough Pool C draw.
Keegan has set his target for the squad: “We are aiming to teach the players what it takes to compete at international level and a tournament of this prestige and this quality is the perfect place to do that. We want to compete and we are aiming to get to the quarter finals. After that, who knows what might happen? It’s a great chance to test the players and get them ready for … read more
“This Saturday the Ladies 1s have a top of the table clash against second placed Holcombe.
The winner will finish the year top of the table, and in a great position going into the second half of the season. We have had great support from the club during all home games this season so far, and we would love to make this weekend the best yet! We drew with Holcombe on the first game of the season, so we need all the home support we can get to make sure we come away with the win!
Please come down to the club at 2pm and help us maintain our unbeaten run! I look forward to seeing you all there!!”
Sarah Haycroft Ladies First XI Captain
Surbiton men beat Brooklands Manchester University 6-2 at Sugden Road on Sunday afternoon to move up from fourth to third in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division.
At the halfway point of the regular season, Surbiton are six points behind leaders Holcombe, who inflicted their only defeat of the season so far on the opening day.
Since then a run of five wins and three draws has seen Surbiton move into the Championships qualifying places, although only two points separate them from fifth placed Beeston.
Surbiton gave a debut to Ronan Harvey-Kelly. who was registered to play at national league level a fortnight earlier.
Surbiton’s debutant, Ronan Harvey-Kelly in action against Brooklands MU. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
After a windy and wet night which left the path leading to the Colin Bell porch under water, the game started in dry conditions.
Brooklands forced two early penalty corners, but Surbiton broke away from the second routine to take … read more
Surbiton Ladies extended their lead at the top of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division to three points after a 2-1 win at Clifton Robinsons on Saturday afternoon.
Surbiton’s closest rivals are now Holcombe, who moved into second place after a 3-1 home win over the University of Birmingham.
East Grinstead dropped to third after being held 2-2 at Leicester.
Surbiton host Holcombe next Saturday in a top of the table clash in their final league fixture of 2016 before the winter break.
Clifton Robinsons included former Surbiton players, Hannah Coulson and Scottish international, Kate Holmes in their starting line-up.
Surbiton captain, Sarah Haycroft was still sidelined with an ankle injury, with Giselle Ansley captaining the squad for the second week running.
At a chilly Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Surbiton’s Jo Hunter and Sarah Page both posed threats in the first minute as the visitors sought an early goal.
In the third minute, the deadlock was duly … read more
Surbiton’s Men reach the halfway point of the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division regular season when Brooklands Manchester University visit Sugden Road on Sunday afternoon (push back 2 pm).
Brooklands are eighth and only three points above Canterbury, the current occupiers of the relegation playoff spot.
Both teams had contrasting results last weekend: Surbiton beating then second placed Beeston 6-1 at Sugden Road, whilst Brooklands lost 6-0 at home to leaders, Holcombe.
Brooklands’ two victories this season have come against the two teams below them. A 3-1 win at bottom club, Loughborough Students in October, was followed by a 2-1 home win over Canterbury a fortnight ago.
On their previous two visits to Greater London, Brooklands lost 4-1 at Wimbledon, but gave Hampstead and Westminster a battle before going down 2-1.
Slightly further out in Elmbridge, Brooklands won 5-3 on their last visit to Sugden Road back in February, Alan Forsyth, who stunned Beeston last … read more
Surbiton Ladies travel to Bristol to play fourth placed Clifton Robinsons in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday (push back 1 pm).
At Coombe Dingle, Surbiton will defend a two point lead over second placed East Grinstead after beating Leicester 3-0 at Sugden Road last Sunday.
Clifton Robinsons, who gave a debut to Alex Danson in front of a 700 crowd , thrashed her former club 5-1, thanks to two penalty strokes from Isabel Palmer, open play goals from Jo Leigh and Claire Thomas and a penalty corner conversion by former Surbiton player, Hannah Coulson.
Clifton Robinsons won their first two games, 3-0 at home to Canterbury and 4-1 at Slough to go top of the table in week 2, before dropping down to fifth after a 3-1 defeat at East Grinstead.
Since week 1, they have alternated with a win and a loss, beating Bowdon Hightown but losing to the University … read more
When Surbiton’s Hollie Webb scored the winning goal in the shootout in Rio to enable Great Britain’s Women’s Olympic Team to come back with the Gold medals, we thought that the post goal celebration pictured below was just that!
We now know that Hollie was really warming up for her appearance on BBC Children On Need Does Strictly Last Night on BBC1.
Since Hollie joined Surbiton in 2013, playing in defence she has led opposing forwards a merry dance.
She has been seen waltzing down the pitch to help the three time Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division champions mount attacks and during penalty corner routines has proved that it takes two to tango, combining with the injector to try to score.
However on the 18 November, Hollie will show her real dancing skills as she is partnered by Neil Jones.
Other athletes appearing will be rower Helen Glover; canoeist Joe Clarke and taekwando’s Lutalo Muhammad.
More information and … read more
Great Britain’s gold medal winning hockey team has been named as the Women’s Team of the Year at the Association of National Olympic Committees General Assembly in Doha.
Surbiton Ladies’ Olympic heroine, Hollie Webb who clinched the gold medal in dramatic circumstances in Rio, received the award on behalf of the team in Doha.
On receiving the award, Webb said: “It is an honour to be in the company of so many inspiring people at the ANOC Gala Awards and Team GB’s women’s hockey team are thrilled to be the recipients of the ANOC Women’s Team of the Year Award.”
“It has been an unbelievable year for us, returning home from Rio as Olympic champions and the first ever GB women’s hockey team to win Olympic gold was an amazing feeling and an achievement we are all incredibly proud of.”
The British Olympic Association (BOA) were named as the Most Successful National Olympic Committee … read more
If you haven’t got your copy already, the first edition of The Hockey Paper is now out.
With match reports for all Premier Division games in both national leagues; in depth features and columns by current Surbiton Ladies star, Beckie Middleton and former Surbiton men’s coach, Todd Williams, there’s plenty of content of interest.
Surbiton men’s 6-1 home win over Beeston features on Page 14 thanks to Dan Gillott, with Surbiton Ladies’ 3-0 home win over Leicester covered by Graham Otway in a double page spread on Pages 18 and 19.
Surbiton’s Zach Wallace is also featured on Page 24 as part of the Futures Cup review, plus a list of the National Age Group Squads (NAGS).
Rod Gilmour has written another feature on Surbiton Ladies: “Garrard sets his sights on cup glory” on Page 30, where the Ladies’ Premier Division results, scorers and tables can be found together with a comprehensive list of various league tables.
The … read more
Surbiton Ladies are now two points ahead of second placed East Grinstead in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division after beating Leicester 3-0 at Sugden Road on Sunday afternoon.
East Grinstead moved above Holcombe after a narrow 1-0 home win over Slough, whilst Holcombe were held to a 3-3 draw at Bowdon Hightown.
Surbiton were without captain, Sarah Haycroft due an ankle injury, Giselle Ansley taking over the armband to become the fourth player to captain the team in league and cup this season.
On Remembrance Sunday, both teams lined up to pay their respects to those who sacrificed their lives in conflict.
Surbiton and Leicester’s players line-up to observe a minute’s silence before Sunday’s match. Photo: Andy Crayford – Crayfordmedia.com.
Leicester’s defence was exposed early as a penetrating overhead found Naomi Evans in the circle in the second minute, but visiting goalkeeper, Caitlin Jeffries made the necessary save.
Beckie Middleton also found Evans in … read more
A stunning individual performance by Alan Forsyth helped Surbiton move into the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division play-off places with a 6-1 thrashing of Beeston on Saturday afternoon.
Forsyth scored five goals as Surbiton hit Beeston for six for the fourth time in the last eight seasons.
Beeston started the day in second place, but dropped to third and crashed to only their second league defeat of the season with Surbiton at last showing their potential.
Before the game there was a minute’s silence in honour of those who have sacrificed their lives in war time.
Surbiton’s players observe a minute’s silence. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
Forsyth first struck in the seventh minute, with Dave Beckett doubling Surbiton’s lead from a 21st minute penalty corner.
Alan Forsyth opens the scoring. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
The teams exchanged goals a minute before the interval, Beeston and the division’s leading goalscorer, Mark Gleghorne converting a penalty corner for what … read more
Surbiton Men return to league action on Saturdays this weekend as they host second placed Beeston in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division at 2 pm on Saturday.
Beeston have a big weekend as on Sunday they are at home to current MHL Premier Division leaders, Holcombe, in a Men’s third round clash.
Then the following Sunday, the teams meet again in Nottingham in a potential top of the table clash.
But this weekend, Beeston’s focus will first be on Surbiton, who moved up to fifth in the MHL Premier Division following their 4-2 win at Loughborough Students last Sunday.
Beeston have won five of their league matches this season, drawing 2-2 at Wimbledon and losing 2-1 at East Grinstead in their last two away games.
Surbiton will hope to extend Beeston’s winless away sequence to a third successive game and improve their chances of moving up into the top four.
Away from home, Beeston’s wins … read more
After winning 2-0 at Upton Court Road in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday, Surbiton Ladies will return to Slough on 12 February after being drawn away in the Investec Women’s Cup quarter-finals.
Holders, Clifton Robinsons travel to Ben Rhydding and giant-killers Barnes, who knocked out Reading in Round Two, host Bowdon Hightown.
The final tie is an inter IWHL Conference match-up with Beeston at home to Sevenoaks.
Surbiton met Slough back in 2002-03 at Sugden Road, but lost 5-0.
This season, Surbiton beat East Grinstead 3-1 in Round 2 before winning 11-1 against Maidenhead in Round 3 on Sunday,
Giselle Ansley and Beckie Middleton grabbed hat-tricks, captain, Sarah Haycroft scored a brace, with Surbiton’s Southern Hemisphere stars, Julia King and Naomi Evans also scoring. Emily Defroand also scored to secure Surbiton’s quarter-final place.
Slough won 2-0 at South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League Division One club, Tulse Hill and Dulwich in Round 2 … read more
Surbiton Men moved up to fifth in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division after winning 4-2 at Loughborough Students on Sunday afternoon, but needed two goals in the last four minutes before they could secure all three points.
Surbiton led 1-0 at half time, Liam Ansell having broken the deadlock in the 21st minute from open play.
When Alan Forsyth put Surbiton 2-0 ahead seven minutes into the second half, Surbiton seemed to be in control.
However, Loughborough fought back to level with two goals in two minutes.
Matthew Ramshaw pulled a goal back in the 48th minute from open play, then Andrew Webb converted Loughborough’s 50th minute penalty corner to give the bottom club hope of earning their first point of the season.
Those hopes were dashed by Surbiton’s late show.
Gareth Furling converted a penalty corner with just four minutes remaining, then two minutes later, Forsyth scored his second open play goal of the … read more
Surbiton Ladies cruised into the Investec Women’s Cup quarter-finals after proving far too strong for a gallant Maidenhead team at Sugden Road on Sunday afternoon.
Maidenhead never recovered from falling three goals behind after just seven minutes and eventually lost 11-1 in the third round tie, battling all the way.
Surbiton brought Louisa Bray back into goal, with Lottie Ross, Stephanie Addison and Olivia Chilton returning,coach Niall Mutch rotating the squad with Sabbie Heesh, Robyn Collins, Abi Robinson and Jenna Woolven all unavailable from the squad which beat Slough on Saturday.
Maidenhead, two divisions below Surbiton in the South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League Division One had previously lost 3-0 at Sugden Road to Surbiton’s second team.
Surbiton captain, Sarah Haycroft struck after just 26 seconds with a shot from the edge of the circle.
Two minutes later, it was Haycroft who doubled the lead, finding the backboard for a second time.
Two of Surbiton’s scorers, Naomi … read more
Surbiton Ladies kept their one point lead over second placed Holcombe in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division but needed two second half goals to secure the win at ninth placed Slough.
Sabbie Heesh made her long awaited debut in the Surbiton goal and Australian, Naomi Evans returned after playing for Melville and Canberra Strikers in her home country.
Slough included former Surbiton players, Hannah Bowe and goalkeeper, Asha Tranquille Day in their squad.
At a chilly Upton Court Road, the temperature not helped by a penetrating wind, Emily Defroand and Sarah Page made early entries into the Slough circle, forcing a sixth minute penalty corner.
Hannah Martin scored from a rebound after Tranquille Day saved from Ansley but the goal was ruled out due to a foot offence.
Surbiton continued to attack, Page having a shot deflected off Slough defender Charly Brydon’s stick, and Jo Hunter causing problems by running past the home … read more
Surbiton Men travel to Leicestershire on Sunday to take on a Loughborough Students team still looking for their first league point of the season after winning promotion last season (push back 2 pm).
Loughborough lost their first two home games by a 3-1 margin, against Beeston on the opening day of the season and Brooklands Manchester University a fortnight ago.
Having had their home game versus Holcombe postponed due to the Kent club’s participation in the EuroHockey League, the game was rescheduled last week, Holcombe winning 6-2 to go top of the table after a third of the regular season.
Away from home, Loughborough lost 2-0 at Wimbledon, 4-1 at Hampstead and Westminster and 5-1 at East Grinstead, therefore Surbiton will be favourites on Sunday, but will know that they can’t take anything for granted.
When Canterbury, the other game without a point this season, visited Sugden Road, they made Surbiton battle before they … read more
Surbiton’s Charlotte Calnan has been included in England’s Under-21 Women’s squad which will compete at the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile starting on 24 November.
Three former Surbiton players have also been selected: Harriet Mitchell and Holly Munro now both at the University of Birmingham and Eloise Stenner currently at Beeston.
Head Coach, Craig Keegan said: “We’re taking a very talented team. It is a very young team but what we lack in experience we make up for in the ability this group has.”
“We are aiming to teach the players what it takes to compete at international level and a tournament of this prestige and this quality is the perfect place to do that. We want to compete and we are aiming to get to the quarter finals. After that, who knows what might happen? It’s a great chance to test the players and get them ready for what it might … read more
Surbiton Ladies have a league and cup doubleheader this weekend as the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division resumes after a week’s break due to last week’s Futures Cup in St. Albans.
On Saturday, Surbiton make the short journey to Slough (push back 1 pm) for their first meeting since the Berkshire club returned to the top flight after three seasons at Conference level.
Slough are currently ninth, but currently have a better record away from home than at home, having gathered all four points away from Upton Court Road.
A goalless draw at Leicester on the first day of the season (Slough also played their last Premier Division fixture before relegation in 2013 at Leicester) was followed in mid-October by a thrilling 4-3 win at Bowdon Hightown.
Slough have conceded four goals in each of the other four games, three of the matches ending in 4-1 defeats, the University of Birmingham having won … read more