Team of the Week 2018/19 - Round 18

Team Of The Week

We had phenomenal nominations yet again this week. P-Flick saves, returning to the pitch from pregnancy and a 200th goal for the club! What a weekend! 


Team of the week: Round 18 web

Goal Keeper
Name: Lewis Cordingley
Club: Crawley
Nomination: Young in age but a natural in goal. Lewis is the glue that holds the defence together. This weekend Lewis has seen two games and received man of the match in both. On Saturday he made some incredible saves while keeping his defence in line. But today (Sunday) Lewis had a performance that outshone anything he or Any other player has done across the season. With a tough game in the Mens tier 4 championship semi finals, the game went to a P flick shoot out. Despite the incredible pressure and cheering crowds Lewis rose to the challenge saving 2 and watching another go wide seeing Crawley to the finals located a Lee Valley. Lewis Cordingley is hands down the most naturally talented keeper the club has and has been a hero in both the league and championship for Crawley Mens 2's

Defence 

Name: Isabel Rimmer
Club: Felixstowe Ladies
Nomination: In the past 20 games before yesterday, Isabel scored 1 and acquired 0points. They entertained top of the league North Norfolk, and in the last seconds won a penalty corner. At 0-7 down, the ball came out to the top, slipped right to Isabel, 16 years old, playing at left back, who calmly slotted it past the keeper. Scenes of joy, jubilation, the parent army on the sideline screaming and shouting in celebration. It had been 1,400 minutes since their last goal, the first goal of the season against Christchurch in East div2NE. I’d nominate all the girls if I could, they’ve lost every game, but most weeks the opposition say how much they’ve improved. Nomination for Isabel as she put the ball in the goal, but I have a team of heroes.

Name: Andrew Barton (Barticon the Unicorn).
Club: Woking Hockey 
Nomination: After starting his Woking Hockey career in the mens 5s 6 years ago. Barton has worked his way up into the 1st team. In all these years he has never scored (maybe the odd own goal, it doesn't help when playing centre back). But with the men's needing to claw back a goal, to not only level the game but lead us into highly anticipated relegation battle next week. Barton found himself in the oppos D and as cool as any forward deflected the ball pass the keeper, to score his very first goal for his club and for the 1st team. For this he was awarded both MoM and WoW.

Name: Kate Parrish
Club: Neston Hockey Club
Nomination: For somehow managing to stop every single ball from coming into the dee (occasionally with a dive) and putting us into the running for promotion


Midfield
 
Name: Sharon Doris
Club: Gillingham Anchorians HC
Nomination: She has missed most of the season due to pregnancy but after having her twin boys at Christmas (yes, just 10 weeks ago), she picked up a stick again two weeks ago and then last weekend she was sweeper for our ladies 3s (scoring from a short corner strike in a 3-1 win) before then subbing for the ladies 1s because they were short due to injury. Oh, and she's been helping to get 3 sides out each week as Ladies Club Captain. She's amazing!

Name: Simon Russell
Club: Old Sils 2nd XI.
Nomination: Playing a university team who are flying high, veteran midfielder Simon stood in at left back. He marked players younger, fitter and hungry for goals. He was superb - and even made diving reverse stick tackles. We lost 3-2 to a side that had beaten us 9-1 earlier in the season. Well done Simon - an inspirational performance. He then went an umpired the following match - despite being very tired I suspect

Name: Hannah Chetwynd-Diggle (Diggle)
Club: Lancaster University Woman’s Hockey Club
Nomination: For fracturing her wrist in our game for promotion in the first half but continuing to play the rest of the game at the same standard! Truly taking one for the team!



Attack

Name: Julie Nicholas
Club: Lymm hockey club
Nomination: She normally plays in goal but played outfield as a forward today for the first time in over 25 years. She went on to score our second goal in a 2-0 win. Well deserved MOM for us today. ����

Name: James Levitt
Club: Driffield Hockey Club
Nomination: Player/Coach leading by example 6 goals in the last home game of the season and top scorer in North Hockey Div 2 east.

Name: Lydia Murfin
Club: Leek Hockey Club
Nomination: Scored a hat trick yesterday and they won the game 5-0. One of her goals came from a short corner, where she calmly received the ball and then smashed it into the goal. She got man of the match from the opposition and from her teammates.

Name: Graham Burr
Club: Blueharts
Nomination: Scored 200th club goal on Saturday. Averaging over 20 per season. Graham Burr reached 200 goals. The landmark 200th goal has been elusive in a season plagued by injury. However, in a crucial game for Men's 2s he scored to help the side secure an important win. Burr has played for Blueharts 1s and 2s since 2009