There were no games in Aberdeen this weekend but that did not stop 3 of the teams from playing. There were many miles covered by the intrepid GCW players in a largely successful weekend.
On the men’s side the first team went to Inverness on Saturday to face Highland in the league and came away with a 4-4 draw. The guys seemed to start sleepily going behind but recovered to draw level almost immediately. Highland however looked the sharper outfit up to half time and managed to stretch their lead to 4-1. Half time and the talk was about being more aggressive and alert. The chat seemed to work as the boys powered back to draw the game. There was a goal for Treasurer Stuart Begg which may help him feel better before he receives the fuel bills for this weekend.
The ladies 1s had the result of the day on Saturday travelling to Glasgow to take on Kelburne at the National Hockey centre. The pitch was in pretty poor state with slime along the top which made it more treacherous than would be expected. The girls however ignored this and pressed the home side early on to establish a dominance they never really relinquished. It took until the 52 minute before the deadlock was broken however when a Connie Hatfield break into the circle drew the keeper before she squared to Jen Tait who made sure of the goal, so sure in fact we thought she was waiting for the photographer to get it. A second came within ten minutes when an attack broke down and the ball came to Lisa Clyne who played it across the circle to Eildih Seedhouse who fired home despite carrying a bruised shoulder from one of the many slips on the pitch.
Sunday and the best result went to the furthest travellers the men’s 2s who went down to Peebles and came away with a 4-0 victory. On the same day in the Women’s Scottish cup a depleted first team travelled again but this time to Inverleith and in a tensely fought cup tie were edged out by Inverleith 3-1.