Team of the Week 2018/19: Round 6

TOTW 2018/19 Round 6
Nominations have again come in from up and down the country in the club world from teams in the north, south, east and west!

Every weekend teams can nominate their standout performers from all levels of the game for England Hockey's Team of the Week.

This week we have a number of remarkable comebacks, an incredible charity cause and a dramatic last-gasp winner!

Make sure you nominate your team-mates each week by replying to our Team of the Week posts on Twitter and Facebook!

TOTW 2018/19 Round 6
Goalkeeper

Name: Chris Tancock
Club: Teign HC
Nomination: Having retired from league hockey 10 years ago, Chris made return this weekend and played so well that even the opposition were struggling to believe he’d been away for so long. Class is permanent. 

Defence

Name: Paul Mumford
Club: London Wayfarers HC
Nomination: Having been promoted to vice-captain this season, Paul seems to be relishing toe responsibility as he helped the team to a 3-1 win, scoring in the process and ensuring they have now gone four games unbeaten. Apparently 5am gym wake-ups are having positive impact...

Name: Oscar Ablett
Club: Chester HC
Nomination: Oscar may not be old enough to play adult hockey but he’s still making his mark on and off the pitch. He played this week after having his hair shaved off following two years of growth, donating it to The Little Princess Trust while also raising £500+ for Liverpool CHICS charity to help support families with children that have cancer. Awesome work Oscar, keep it up!

Name: Rachel Jones
Club: Northampton Saints HC
Nomination: Despite being hampered by a broken stick and left glove this week, Rachel still had a quality game in defence, winning plenty of tackles and fouls and also blocking a flick on the post.

Midfield

Name: Karen Timby
Club: Spalding HC
Nomination: Described by her nominator as an inspirational captain, Karen led by example this week as she scored twice and was named Player Of The Match while constantly encouraging her team-mates.

Name: Jess Dwane
Club: Bridgnorth HC
Nomination: In first season in the Midlands League, Jess helped her side come back from 3-1 down at half-time to win 4-3, scoring the pivotal final goal in the dying moments from the top of the circle.

Name: Fliss Clarke
Club: Old Southendian HC
Nomination: Having missed much of the last two seasons with serious knee injuries, club captain Fliss is determined to make up for lost time and scored in her second game in a row this weekend after only making her comeback just a few days before. Her nominator said: “Whilst she has been a constant support, been selfless and done so much for the club, we have missed her greatly on the pitch!”

Attack

Name: Jack Pritchard
Club: Cardiff & Met HC
Nomination: The first of three hat-tricks in our incredibly potent forward line, Jack’s treble saw Cardiff & Met leap above their opponents Oxford Hawks to sit second in the Conference West after five games.

Name: Meg Crowson 
Club: Cambridge City HC
Nomination: Meg celebrated her call-up to the GB Women’s EDP squad for their upcoming tournament in China by scoring a hat-trick in an impressive 3-2 win over last year’s Conference East champions Hampstead & Westminster.

Name: Lauren Rowe
Club: Harleston Magpies HC
Nomination: 18-year-old Lauren is another bouncing back from a serious injury as she scored two flicks to secure 2-1 win for team, continuing her run of finding the net in every game this season so far.

Name: Alan Forsyth
Club: Surbiton HC
Nomination: Forsyth did what he does best this week, scoring a hat-trick to help Surbiton to a thrilling 5-3 win over Beeston and taking his total for the season to 11 in just six games.