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Browsing Archive: November, 2011

Market Drayton Advertiser: 1st XI MDHC 7 - West Bromwich 3

Posted by James Coggins on Monday, November 28, 2011, In : Match Reports 

Looking to bounce back from last week’s disappointing away defeat to Kidderminster, Market Drayton’s first eleven came up against West Midlands Division One basement side West Bromwich at Keele University.

Despite being rooted to the bottom of the table their opponents still possessed many players who were part of their promotion season three years ago. It was one of the old guard, Paul Crompton who opened the scoring in the match for the visitors.

Straight from the push back the ball was...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 2nd XI MDHC 6 Kingswinford 0

Posted by James Coggins on Thursday, November 24, 2011, In : Match Reports 

After a break in the second eleven's league programme they came into their fixture against Kingswinford looking for a continuation of the great form they have shown of late.

It was a fiery start from the visitors but this experienced Drayton side showed maturity and stuck to the good, attacking hockey that has served them well this season.

Drayton used the full width of the pitch to pass the ball around and through the Kingswinford defence on a number of occasions.

Jacob Hurt opened the scori...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 1st XI Kidderminster 2 - MDHC 1

Posted by James Coggins on Thursday, November 24, 2011, In : Match Reports 

Market Drayton’s first eleven travelled away to Kidderminster last Saturday with high expectations; having beaten the teams around them comprehensively they were expected to beat mid-table Kidderminster with little complication.

However coming up against an experienced side on a surface that minimized Drayton’s capacity to play passing hockey it was a test that ultimately overcame the league leaders.

Several umpiring decisions early on halted Drayton’s attacking forays and with Kiddermi...


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Tour Letter - Normandy 2012

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : Club News 

Touring Pirate,

Welcome along on the first step on MDHC Pirates great tour adventure.

All details needed below; any questions direct to Coggins or Chevins (Jnrs):

The tour will start at Market Drayton Clubhouse on 6th April 2012,  we will be picked up by a coach at a time to be confirmed (early morning).  The tour party will return to the clubhouse at a time to be

confirmed on 9th April.

Payment Deadlines:

Please note: These deadlines are set by Teamlink Sports Tours not us, if these ar...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 1st XI MDHC 5 - Wednesbury 1

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : Match Reports 

With one potential promotion decider completed following a strong away victory at Tamworth; Market Drayton’s first eleven encountered another last Saturday with the visit of Wednesbury to Keele University. Hardened from a tough battle in the West Midlands this was to prove a much more comfortable affair.

Sometimes this season guilty of beginning games slowly, Drayton were quick to capitalise on a nervous Wednesbury start and firmly stamped their authority onto the match straight from push b...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 3rd XI Bromsgrove 4 MDHC 2

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : Match Reports 

Looking to build upon the success of last week's victory over Kidderminster, Market Drayton 3rd XI travelled to mid-table Bromsgrove. The away side started brightly, with captain Thomas Chevins linking up with the ever-impressive Ryan Cullen to create a good chance in the opening minute. Drayton fired wide, but kept up their pressure with flowing attacking play from Toby Mellor, Luke Booker and Gareth Bowen – winning two early penalty corners.

However the opening goal went against the run o...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: Captain's Log - Thomas Chevins

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : Captains' Logs 

It's been a few weeks since my last Captain's Log, but with a few things that I'd like to mention, this seems like a good time to write a new one.

Firstly, I didn't play the game against Kidderminster last week, but I was delighted to hear about the side winning for the first time since the third team's inception. We trialled a new formation – changing from 4-3-3 to 4-4-2 with a diamond midfield. This allowed us to play Brian Rawsthorne in midfield, and solved the problem of where to play A...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 1st XI Tamworth 2 - MDHC 3

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, In : Match Reports 

For Market Drayton’s First XI a trip to Tamworth promised more than a valuable away win; an early season promotion six pointer was on the cards. James Joule’s men, fresh from a convincing win at home to Leamington, were fully aware of the challenge awaiting them - knowing a win here would affirm their promotion credentials to the league.

As is standard of late a slow start from Drayton gave their opponents an advantage from the off; Tamworth mirroring the away side’s press, defended hig...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 2nd XI MDHC 13 - West Brom 0

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, In : Match Reports 

Thanks to Market Drayton Second XI's flying start to the season they came into this game full of confidence; ready for the visit of the league's bottom club West Bromwich at Keele.

From the start Drayton were impressive, taking the game to the visitors testing the opposition goalkeeper.

Drayton fast passing seemingly gave them a tremendous amount of space and time to pick apart West Brom's defence. They were able to make their passes count and time and time again were able to supply direct ba...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 3rd XI MDHC 2 - Kidderminster 1

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, In : Match Reports 

Market Drayton's Third XI gained their first win of the season last Saturday against bottom of the table Kidderminster at Keele.

It was another inspired performance by this youthful team that seems to just get better and better.

Drayton were 1-0 down at half time but the team kept their heads up and stuck to their guns, they knew that in the 1st half they were the better side, and only needed to keep the pressure up and find the back of the net.

Eventually the pressure paid off, and the b...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 1st XI MDHC 4 - Leamington 1

Posted by James Coggins on Friday, November 4, 2011, In : Match Reports 

The promotion bandwagon rolls on for Market Drayton’s men after another stellar home win against Leamington; in the process going two points clear of Tamworth at the top of the Ener-G West Midlands Division One.

It was another strong start for Drayton as, on a call from Captain James Joule, they pressed the opposition high not allowing Leamington to apply their long ball, counter-attacking game whilst making the most of their own possession - keeping the ball and having the majority of the...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 2nd XI Wednesbury 0 - 3 MDHC

Posted by James Coggins on Friday, November 4, 2011, In : Match Reports 

Market Drayton’s second team travelled away to Wednesbury last Saturday; the sides having never met in league hockey before this encounter. Drayton’s men, carrying good form into the fixture, were confident of continuing their promotion charge despite welcoming new players into the side.

Dave Poole shuffled his pack, asking his players to play in many different positions; but it appeared to add extra life into Drayton’s play in the early stages, the extra fluidity in positional play al...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: Ladies 1st XI 0 - Wem 3

Posted by James Coggins on Friday, November 4, 2011, In : Match Reports 

Market Drayton Ladies failed to build on their fine performance at Telford and Wrekin, losing 3-0 to Wem in the Shropshire Ladies Hockey League.

In a bruising encounter at Sir John Talbot School, Whitchurch, Wem fielded a strong defensive side which gave Drayton very few opportunities to score.

Wem moved the ball around well and Drayton went in at half-time only 1-0 down, with goalkeeper Cassie Flower making some amazing saves on the floor and in the air.

But Wem piled the pressure on in t...


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