Market Drayton Hockey Club

Browsing Archive: February, 2012

Market Drayton Advertiser: 1st XI MDHC 4 Tamworth 0

Posted by James Coggins on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Match Reports 

Following two weeks of fixtures cancelled due to the cold weather Market Drayton's first team resumed their fixtures against Tamworth in a top of the table clash - the winners likely to hold a distinct advantage in the race for promotion.

Drayton started well, an intensity in their play that had been lacking in previous games against Old Wulfrunians and Redditch, and looked to capitalise on a tight hold of possession in the early exchanges.

Drayton created the better of the early chances; the...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: Captain's Log - David Poole

Posted by James Coggins on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Captains' Logs 

Been a while since the last captains log, and a lot has happened since then. The team is performing well- the back three are strong and the formation works as we have proved with consistent results.

Midfield and forwards are working hard but I am not sure we have found the right balance in some positions going forward. Going into a tough game today we had made things difficult for ourselves earlier in the season, losing in a fixture we should certainly of won.

After Saturday's draw we are i...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 2nd XI Leamington 1 MDHC 1

Posted by James Coggins on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Match Reports 

Market Drayton's second eleven were the only team in action last weekend as the cold weather ensured the majority of Midlands hockey fixtures succumbed to the elements.

Dave Poole's side travelled to Leamington on Sunday in what was billed as a promotion playoff; both sides level on points with Drayton ahead on goal difference behind runaway league leaders Bloxwich in the second promotion slot in the table.

Drayton started well closing down the home side effectively and limiting Leamington's ...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 1st XI Redditch 6 MDHC 2 & MDHC 4 Evesham 0

Posted by James Coggins on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Match Reports 

Market Drayton's first eleven went into last weekend's double game weekend knowing that six points from the games against Redditch and Evesham would see them regain their spot at the top of the table following a run from before Christmas which has seen them on a three game winless streak.

Travelling to table toppers Redditch on Saturday they knew that potentially this could become a mid season title decider. After defeating the Worcestershire men 4-2 back in October at Keele Drayton knew tha...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 2nd XI MDHC 6 Pershore 1

Posted by James Coggins on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Match Reports 

Drayton's second string came into last Saturday's game following a 7-1 win against Barlaston the week before and were hoping for another win to keep their promotion hopes alive. Although Pershore were bottom of the league Dave Poole's side knew not to expect an easy game.

As the game opened into the early stages Drayton passed the ball well creating chances but not being able to finish. It was infact Pershore who scored first from a well placed short corner which was put just out of keeper Da...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 3rd XI MDHC 2 Stafford 4

Posted by James Coggins on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Match Reports 

Following last week's victory over Pershore, Market Drayton's third string headed into their home tie against Stafford full of confidence. Yet despite another excellent performance, they ended up on the wrong end of a defeat.

The game started evenly, with both sides demonstrating a good short-passing game. For Drayton the forward movement was made by top-scorer Gareth Bowen, and youngster Alfie Chevins, whilst Richard Jones and Mike Chevins looked to fire the ball through from the back.

Howev...


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