at Clifton College, Bristol

8th April 2015

Editor's Note. There were clearly 4 teams at Bristol but the following are from reports rceived from the Hawks and Eagles Teams

Hawks 2 Falcons 1

A glorious afternoon saw the Hawks take to the field for the first encounter against Falcons, two very even sides but it was the Hawks who put the Falcons under pressure by some slick passing through midfield found guest Tim Brothers unmarked in the D for the first goal.

Second half Falcons put the Hawks under a bit more pressure but for some fine work by the defence and two good saves by Kimber in goal kept Falcons at bay. The move of the day found Maurice Williams at right back with the ball who found Trevor Denison who in turn found Mike Leatt out on the wing Mike looked up to find Mike Sprange unmarked in the D who drew the keeper to make it 2-0. Andy Fraser scored for Falcons late on.

Hawks & Falcons

Hawks 2  Eagles 0

Hawks up and away to take on the Eagles for the second game Hawks immediately showed their superiority pushing back the Eagles with some good over lapping work by David B Read on the right and Nigel Dupain on the left helping to put the pressure on Eagles defence this resulted in a couple of short corners, that due to over complication failed to achieve a result it was only time before Hawks found the net with the team moving the ball at pace found Tim Brothers at the top of the D and with a cracking shoot put the Hawks one up at half time.

Brian Perryman asked for more off the same for the second half which started with Hawks still on top playing some nice hockey and at last from a short corner Trevor Denison after three attempts Drilled the ball into goal to give the Hawks the win 2 0 and fly away with the honours for the day. Thanks to Mike Harris and Colin Pinks Excelled in their organisation at Clifton providing four teams good facilities lunch and wonderful weather.


Eagles 1 v Kites 0

A brief glance at the team sheets suggested that Mike Harris had been very diligent in selecting some well matched teams. This certainly proved to be the case in this encounter. The two hard working midfields struggled to gain the upper hand but effectively cancelled each other out. The game swung from end to end but with few clear cut chances. Towards the end of the first half, however, after some quick inter-passing involving Jon Marshall and John Hounsham, Geoff. Lucas was on hand to touch the ball past the Kites goalkeeper, Bill Goodridge.

The second half repeated the pattern of the first. Kites pressed hard for an equaliser but the Eagles held firm with Mo Umney thwarting several good attempts at goal. Final result, a 1-0 win for Eagles.


Eagles 0 v Hawks 2

This game pitted the winners of the first two games against each other.

During the break, Eagles Captain, Geoff. Lucas, took the opportunity to check that members of his squad were being given a chance to play in their preferred positions. These discussions resulted in several changes to the line up. This appeared to disrupt the pattern of play and the Hawks took full advantage. Brian Perryman was prominent in mid-field and linked well with Trevor Denison. An early chance fell to Tim Brothers who pounced to give the Hawks the lead. A second goal came soon after at a short corner. Mo Umney did well to save twice but Denison finally scored with a well struck shot.

The second half saw Eagles make some positional changes that enabled them to compete more equally with the Hawks. Further chances were created by both sides but the game finished without further goals. Final result, a 2-0 win for Hawks.