Marlborough Hockey Club – mid-season update:
Summary for Men’s section
Mens First (League: Central 1):
Position 3 Played 12 Won 10 Drawn 0 Lost 2 GD + 31 Points 30
Mens Second (League: East Central 1):
Position 3 Played 12 Won 9 Drawn 1 Lost 2 GD + 33 Points 28
Mens Third (League: East Central 2):
Position 2 Played 12 Won 8 Drawn 1 Lost 3 GD + 24 Points 25
It has been a really promising first half of the season with both the first and second teams in third place in their respective leagues and the third team in second place in their league. All are in strong positions to push for promotion after Christmas in the second half of the season.
Anil Sud, from the first team, is hoping to be back from his shoulder injury in February.
Summary for Ladies’ section
Ladies First (League Prem 2A):
Position 10 Played 9 Won 0 Drawn 1 Lost 8 GD – 20 Points 1
Ladies Second (League Wessex 2):
Position 3 Played 11 Won 9 Drawn 0 Lost 2 GD + 42 Points 27
Ladies Third (League Wessex 2):
Position 5 Played 11 Won 4 Drawn 1 Lost 6 GD -19 Points 13
The Ladies first team continue to battle in what is a very competitive league, with new players joining in the new year and a growing togetherness, they are building optimism based on their last performance – where they only narrowly lost 2-1 to runaway Premier 2A league leaders. The feeling in the camp is ‘The only way is up’.
The Ladies 2s are having a good season, currently third only on goal difference and will be in the mix for promotion come the end of the season.
The Ladies 3s are solid in mid-table and continue to play a crucial role in the development of the juniors in the club, who will be the club stars of the future.
On the Junior front the club has as many as 16 Juniors across various age groups training with county squads.
And we must mention a notable and very satisfying result against a local rival when the U16 girls beat Swindon 2-0.