Items filtered by date: October 2017

Reward for Men's 1sts

Our Men’s 1sts played a second home game in a row on Saturday and welcomed St Andrews University to ASV. The two teams have had some tight games in recent years, but both had struggled for positive results this season.


Saintly Six for Girls

The GCW Ladies 1s had a second weekend in a row at ASV with the visitors being bottom placed St Andrews University. Games between the two teams have never really reflected league positions so the fixture was not expected to be easy. Abby Miller returned to the squad which was still missing Rachel Scott, Jenny Thomson and Millie Skidmore.


Watsonians Win Against Men's 1s

There was just one GCW men’s league game on this weekend, with our Men’s 1sts playing Watsonians at Aberdeen Sports Village. The Edinburgh outfit arrived with a 100% record in the league so far, whereas GCW were short on positive results and had a couple of absentees due to illness to add to their injuries.  Some might say we were #heavilydepleted but the GCW news desk prefers #naeexcuses.


An Advert for Hockey

On a weekend with no district league matches scheduled, our Ladies' 1sts were the main show in town.  The opposition were Erskine Stewarts Melville, recently down from Division 1, top of the table, and slender victors over GCW in the cup tie between these teams two weeks previous which was decided on penalties.


Stepp Back for Men's 1s

Our Men’s 1sts made the trip to Glasgow on Saturday to play Stepps. The home team possibly started the stronger, but GCW had a couple of early penalty corner opportunities.  Neither of these were taken, and Stepps went 1-0 up from open play after 11 minutes.  GCW responded, and started to find some gaps in the opposition defence.  After 20 minutes, a move which started at left back finished with a one-two into the circle and Harry Leggett’s fierce reverse stick strike high into the net made it 1-1.  Both teams had further opportunities, but the score was unchanged until the break.


Derby Down for Men's 1sts

The local derby between our Men’s 1sts and Gordonians proved to be a tight game, even if neither team produced an abundance of flowing hockey. GCW started well and the home team were first to score through Josh Lawrence who got a touch on a direct ball from Harry Leggett.  While Gordonians certainly had more of the ball, GCW restricted them to very few open play opportunities.  The greatest pressure felt by keeper Mike Elder was during a sequence of three penalty corners, but GCW were able to successfully defend those chances.


Five Star Girls

It was a busy weekend for the girls section with 4 of the 5 adult teams playing and an U18 team travelling to Edinburgh.

The Ladies 1s got their first win of the season beating  Dundee University 5-1 . The game was not as simple as it may appear with the girls keen to get a win under their belt. The first half was a lot of GCW pressure but not many good opportunities, largely because of playing too tight in the middle of the pitch and a lack of winning any decisions in the circle. Two minutes from half time the girls got their only corner of the half and made it pay when Sarah Black’s shot looked to be edging wide when a very helpful defender deflected it home.


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