Team of the Week 2020/21 - Round 4

Team of the week 2019/20
What a week and what an incredible selection of nomination to choose from. Make sure you keep sending in your team nominations. Here is more information on what to do if you have never entered before. 


Goalie 
Name: Nicky Baguley
Club: Tynedale Hockey Club
Nomination: UNREAL effort with countless saves. End to end against an excellent Whitley Bay team, Tynedale went 1-0 up 6 minutes to go. Final whistle blew just as a penalty corner was awarded, a further 5 more penalty corners were awarded adding 8 extra time minutes. Nicky managed to keep a clean sheet with an amazing performance.


Defenders

Name: Naomi Lancaster
Club: Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club (SCHC)
Nomination: Naomi has been one of the first names on the team sheet for the ladies 3s for several seasons, often putting in man of the match performances. This week was no exception but against a team that hadn’t lost for 2.5 years her role as CB was super important and she was most people’s MoM before the final whistle. 30 seconds from time SCHC won a penalty corner and the score was currently 1-1. Charging in on the right post Naomi slotted away the winner for her first goal for the club and to round off a superb day for her and the first win for the team.


Name: Olivia Bowker
Club: Lancaster and Morecambe Hockey Club
Nomination: Saturday was the first game for the Lancaster and Morecambe HC Ladies 1st XI and they absolutely smashed it. Liv put solid tackles, she marked her player doggedly and saved the day with some fabulous last player tackles. Her ball distribution was top notch and she picked out her team mates with precision and pace. Her calm demeanour even showed us oldies up as she was chilled under pressure.

Name: Kelly Corder
Club: Sonning HC
Nomination: Kelly went down early in the first half with an injury but after a few minutes to recuperate she was back on the pitch putting her body on the line, making some great tackles & worked non-stop. Great performance. 

Name: Lynn Carpentier
Club: Sonning Hockey Club
Nomination: - Lynn, Captain of the ladies 6th team, usually plays in defence but today she moved from playing outfield to the GK spot to help the team out. After playing a team who scored 11 goals the week before, she was amazing in goal & only conceded 3. Lynn also does so much for the club and she is always selfless and willing to help the juniors enjoy and improve. She was a worthy MOM winner. 

Midfielders 

Name: Akib Arif
Club: City of Birmingham Hockey Club
Nomination: After a 2 year absence, Akib made his first home league game return for the club with some fantastic interceptions and lovely build up play to secure a 3-2 win continuing the unbeaten run for the M1s.

Name: Alison Westworth
Club: Tynedale Hockey Club
Nomination: Alison ran her little socks off covering 7k in the match. She was end to end against an excellent Whitley Bay team. Her work rate going forward supporting the excellent passing on attack. She also played her part in the supporting defence, helping to keep the clean sheet! What a performance!!

Name: Natalie 'Bambi' Dutka-Bowskill aka BambiClub
Club: Havant H.C
Nomination: Natalie began as a forward but like many drifted to a solid sweeper position, she helped bond all our new players who join the team each week in midfield and defence and provide stability each game, Bambi has help change the way we play massively now. Gives her all every week - always walks of the pitch and the end of the game with a new injury. She inspires the junior players and other players each week in our team, player of the match, third time in 4 games this season. She is miss covid monkey ensuring the whole team remains safe during these times. True ambassador for the club and the game.

Forwards

Name: Mohad Irfan
Club: Waltham Forest HC
Nomination: Waltham Forest HC Men's 2s new striker this season, Mohad Irfan, scored a hattrick in 5-2 win vs Brentwood M3s. His goals and swagger were the difference in a tight game. The teenager is growing in experience and skill each week and it's a delight to see. He's setting an example for the thirty-somethings in the rest of the team.

Name: Paul Kelly
Club: Castletown Hockey Club
Nomination: PK has exploded back onto the Island hockey scene with 14 goals in just 4 games, double that of his closest rival in the race for the golden stick. After a few stuttering seasons, plagued with injuries, holidays and bowls tournaments, it is fantastic to see PK back at his best dribbling through whole defences and generally ‘bullying’ goalkeepers for fun.

Name: James Harris
Club: St Ives Hockey Club
Nomination: James has taken on coaching points to improve his game this season. Movement and decision making on the ball has seen performances improve week on week. Scored 4 goals (3 drag flicks and 1 penalty flick) in todays 5-1 win for St Ives Hockey Club Men's 1st Team.

Umpires

Name: Katie Hargreaves
Club: Stockport Bramhall HC
Nomination: For a young umpire she shows a great deal of maturity and her handling of and composure following a serious injury to one of our players at Moss Park HC last weekend was commendable. Her calm head and calming influence helped reassure the player and remove any sense of panic from the situation. Even after the game had been abandoned she sat holding the players leg until the ambulance arrived hours later.

Name: Sally Coleman
Club:  Bretforton Hockey Club
Nomination: Sally travels a fair distance every week, whether it is friendly match or a league game to umpire games. She is fair and a delivers great quality umpiring. She always turns up and umpires with a smile and is extremely professional. Sally is a great asset to our club.

Volunteer

Name: Julian Dwayne
Club: Bridgnorth Hockey Club
Nomination: Julian Dwayne from Bridgnorth Hockey Club he’s done a brilliant job getting junior hockey going again in Shropshire all in a Covid safe way. So many young boys and girls enjoying hockey.