Team of the Week 2018/19 - Round 19

Team Of The Week
How can the season be nearly over? It has come to that time of the year when the domestic season is coming to an end... it has for some already. Teams are seeing promotions and relegation's but its been an amazing year. Next week we have a special team of the week for our last of the 2018/19 season so be sure to check out our social media over the weekend! 

Team of the week - 27th March 2019

Goal keeper 
Name: Evie Wood
Club: Teddington Hockey Club
Nomination: Who made some absolutely superb saves against top of the league Surbiton HC Ladies 2s today. Teddington battled it out to win 1-0 but we couldn't have done it without Evie. When Surbiton were about to draw level and score from what looked like an open goal opportunity, she sprung back to make an awesome save. She had the crowd clapping and cheering and the whole team voted her player of the match today! Surbiton players were fast, but Evie's hands were faster! GO EVIE!

Defence 
Name: Ruth Purdy
Club: Sonning HC
Nomination: Awesome every week this season and totally bossed the game easily wining Player of the Match, helping her team to a 5-0 win, winning the league and securing promotion to South Div 3 and scoring her first ever goal for the club, oh, and her second ever goal. Great season

Name: Jo Saunderson
Club: Cambridge City
Nomination: I moved clubs this year and felt she had made a massive improvement this season when we played each other in this weekends final game of the season. She demonstrated composure and decision making well beyond her years! She was instrumental in her defence line, saving one on the line from a PC - I look forward to seeing her progress!

Name: Helen Thomas
Club: Taw Valley
Nomination: Scored 1 goal today to give Taw a draw and their 1st point of the season.

Midfield 
Name: Freya Cotton
Club: Old Southendian Hockey Club
Nomination: In her first season in adult play she has taken the game in her stride. She has played in every position, gets really stuck in and has become a real star player for the whichever team she plays in. She has been so versatile and has made appearances in the development squad as well as the first team, but has really found her place in her second team as a solid left midfielder, being a force and playing a huge role in guaranteeing the teams promotion. At just 14 she has such a promising future and has regularly picked up player of match from her team mates. (Pictured centre)

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Name: Georgie Metcalfe
Club: Henley Hockey Club 
Nomination: For captaining her team, Henley HC, to secure promotion from South 3A today. She puts in an incredible performance week in, week out - today no exception.

Name: Jasmine Vincent
Club: Watton HC
Nomination: Scoring two amazing drag flicks to bring us back to 2-2. We may have lost 3-2 in the end yesterday but this girl saved us!

Attack 
Name: Frances Pitcher
Club: Anchorians
Nomination: A Back to Hockey regular who scored on her debut game with Anchorians 3s last week and this week - in her second league game - she only scored a hat-trick!! She's been informed (several times over) that means a jug at our annual dinner ��forward 

Name: Josh White
Club: Southampton
Nomination: Contributed a fabulous 5 goals (3 in the first 15 minutes) as Southampton Men’s 1st XI completed an emphatic 11-1 win in their last Hants Div 1 fixture of the season. Every shot was a goal, a truly impressive performance.
Name: Claire Thomas
Club: Clifton Robinson’s 
Nomination: Scored 2 goals today to maintain her position as the top goal scorer of the premier division. And in doing so, she has managed to get her 150th national league goal. Amazing achievement! 

Name: Rachael Peck
Club: Chichester Hockey Club 
Nomination: Arrived in UK for first time from NZ at midday on Friday and made her debut for Chichester Ladies 1 away at Teddington on Saturday suffering with jetlag. Scored a hat trick and earnt the team a 4 4 draw , in a season when the team has found points hard to come by. Lead the team by example