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Harrow Hockey Club HHC Newsletter Nov/Dec 2013 www.harrowhc.co.uk

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Christmas 2013……. Is it really here already? It may  seam  like  only  a  few  weeks  ago  that  we   where  all  running  around  at  Kenton  for  pre-­‐season   fitness  but  Christmas  is  now  just  around  the  corner.     The  festive  season  brings  with  it  a  break  from   hockey  (welcome  for  some  but  not  for  others).     So  enjoy  your  Saturdays  of  Christmas  shopping,   seeing  family  and  not  driving  all  over  the  country  for   a  hockey  match,  but  remember  it  will  all  start  up   again  before  you  can  say  ‘Turkey   Stuffing’.     So  keep  safe,  enjoy  the  festivities   and  we  will  see  you  in  January  2014   for  more  Hockey  Fun.    

What’s inside? In this  newsletter  you  will  get   bang  up  to  date  on  all  the  HHC   events  both  on  and  off  the  pitch.   As  well  as  match  reports  we  will   provide  Top  Goal  scorer  info,   Social  events  details.  This  month   sees  the  second  round  of  the  “20   questions”  and  “Meet  the…..”   features.    


Match Reports & Team Updates Ladies 1st  Team   9/11/13  Vs  Winchmore  Hill  and  Enfield  @  JFS.       Poppy  Kimber  scored  2  and  Holy  Redpath  got  the  3rd   for  harrow  in  their  3-­‐1  win.  Poppy  Kimber  is  now  top   goal   scorer   in   the   league   as   the   Ladies   breezed   passed   WH&E   in   ugly   &   argumentative   match,   thankfully   mostly  from  the  opposition  who’s  game  plan  to  rough   up   the   Harrow   ladies   didn’t   get   them   the   result   they   wanted.     Teddington  2s  vs  Harrow  16/11/13     Harrow  made  a  lively  start  against  Teddington  2s  who   sit   top   of   the   table   without   a   defeat.   Teddington   had   three   early   strikes   on   goal   and   Harrow   were   quick   to   step   up   to   the   threat.   Harrow   had   a   counter   attack   using   the   left   side   of   the   pitch,   a   quick   passing   maneuver   through   Kim   Matchwick,   Chantelle   Addow-­‐ Hamlin   and   Poppy   Kimber   resulted   in   a   short   corner   which,  although  saved,  boosted  confidence  and  moral   in  the  Harrow  team.       Teddington   broke   the   deadlock   just   before   half   time   with   a   well-­‐worked   short   corner   and   took   the   lead.   Although   spirits   were   dampened   at   the   half   term   whistle   some   wise   words   from   Goalie   Paula   Redpath   and   Vice   Captain   Melanie   Clements   meant   we   had   a   plan   to   use   the   width   of   the   pitch   and   upgrade   for   more  chances  on  goal.       The   tactics   were   working   well   as   we   created   more   chances  on  goal  however  through  pushing  forward  we   inevitably  created  gaps  in  our  defence  which  resulted   in  a  well  worked  goal  for  Teddington.     Harrow   continued   to   upgrade   throughout   the   pitch   and   ride   various   fouls   from   Teddington.   This   produced   short   corners;   Angela   Addow-­‐Hamlin   converted   with   an  awesome  strike  from  the  right.     Harrow   had   Teddington   worried   but   the   full   time   whistle   came   to   soon.   The   game   ended   2-­‐1.   Harrow   takes  on  Ashford  at  home  next  week.    

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Harrow vs  Ashford  23/11/13       After   a   tough   game   against   top   of   the   table   last   weekend   Harrow   were   revved   up   and   ready   to   pull   back  some  points.     Harrow   started   off   strong   passing   the   ball   around,   keeping  possession  and  controlling  the  game.  A  sideline   ball   from   the   left   half   found   poppy   to   create   our   first   shot   on   goal,   which   just   went   wide   of   the   post.   Harrow   were   eager   for   a   goal,   tracking   back   repositioning   Nunc cursus magna quis ourselves  we  managed  to  gain  a  free  hit.  Kate  Richards   took   a   great   free   hit   finding   Poppy   Kimber   in   the   middle   of   the   field   and   headed   straight   for   the   Goal   passing   a   few   of   the   oppo   along   the   way   she   swept   the   ball  into  the  back  of  the  net!  1-­‐0!     Lifting   Harrow's   confidence   that   we   can   score   from   open  play.  There  was  some  Great  movement  from  Mel   Clements,  Holly  Redpath  and  Poppy  Kimber  to  lead  up   our   right   hand   side   of   the   pitch   trying   to   find   a   way   through  the  Ashford  defence.     Harrow  struggled  to  get  the  ball  out  from  a  16,  tried  to   switch   the   ball   around   the   back   with   a   miss   hit   being   intercepted   by   Ashfords   centre   forward,   Harrow   were   left   scrambling   back   to   the   top   of   the   D   making   a   sloppy  tackle  giving  away  a  short  corner.  Harrow  soon   learnt  from  their  mistakes  and  worked  the  ball  back  up   the   pitch   to   try   to   create   some   more   chances.   Again   Kimber   picked   up   the   ball   in   her   own   half,   wobbling   through  the  oppo  and  found  herself  in  the  D,  a  carbon   copy   of   her   first   as   she   slotted   home   into   the   bottom   corner,  2-­‐0.     Harrow   finally   found   a   formation   that   they   were   comfortable  with  which  helped  create  more  attacks  on   the   Ashford   defense   creating   a   few   short   corners   that   we  struggled  to  convert  at  first  but  after  a  quick  huddle   and   a   small   change   in   setup   we   started   to   get   it   right.   first  with  Angela  Addow-­‐Hamlin  scoring  the  teams  3rd   goal,  then  Poppy  Kimber  completed  her  hat  trick  with  a   well  struck  shot  to  end  the  game  4-­‐0.     Final  score  Harrow  4  -­‐  Ashford  0   Goals:  Poppy  x3,  Angela  x1   MoM:  Poppy  

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Match Reports & Team Updates cont.. Harrow Vs  Winchester  -­‐  Cup  -­‐  24/11/13     Harrow  faced  their  first  EHA  Vase  game  this  season  at   home   against   Winchester   Ladies   1s.   Not   knowing   a   lot   about   this   opposition   other   than   they   seemed   to   be   winning  their  league  games  very  comfortably,  harrow   set   out   to   put   up   a   good   performance   and   try   to   get   under  their  skin  early  on,  which  they  did.  The  first  20   minutes  saw  harrow  take  control  of  the  game  and  put   up   some   strong   attacking   play.   Unfortunately   they   were   unable   to   convert.   Winchester   then   made   a   break   in   the   first   half   which   led   to   a   goal-­‐mouth   scramble   being   saved   on   the   line   by   Chantelle,   sadly   resulting   in   the   opposition   being   awarded   with   a   penalty  flick,  which  they  managed  to  convert,  despite   Paula's  efforts  and  almost  getting  a  glove  to  it.     Going   in   1-­‐0   down   at   half   time,   harrow   were   determined   to   get   something   out   of   the   game   and   coach   nick   Lendon   made   a   change   to   the   lineup,   by   moving   Kim   from   her   left   back   position   onto   the   forward   line   with   Rakhee   and   Ali   and   leaving   3   in   defence,  enabling  harrow  to  be  more  attacking.  There   were   some   good   runs   of   play   with   hard   work   being   noted  all  over  the  pitch:  poppy,  Mel  and  Angela  all  put   in   good   performances,   with   Rakhee   and   Ali   moving   nicely  around  the  pitch  and  the  defence  was  solid  with   Kate  and  Nettie  making  some  good  tackles.  However,   as   the   second   half   progressed,   harrow's   legs   tired,   particularly   as   there   were   no   subs   on   the   sidelines,   and   Winchester   managed   to   slot   away   a   further   2   goals  before  the  final  whistle.     Consolation   can   be   taken   from   the   fact   that   the   opposition   coach   commented   that   this   was   the   toughest   game   they   had   faced   this   season,   however,   this  time  it  just  wasn't  harrow's  day.     Player  of  the  match  went  to  Angela.    

goals. However,   Harrow   did   not   have   their   full   strength   team  and  Hampstead  and  Westminster  5s  managed  to   take   a   hold   of   the   game   from   the   start.   Once   Harrow   managed   to   sort   out   personnel   in   preferred   positions   they  started  to  play  their  game,  shifting  the  ball  around   the   pitch   and   taking   control   of   position.   After   many   chances   on   goal   Poppy   Kimber   managed   to   convert   short  corner  she  had  won.  This  managed  to  put  Harrow   in  high  spirits  at  the  half  time  break.       Nunc cursus magna quis Coach  Nick  Lendon  was  able  to  talk  through  the  tactics   and  steady  their  nerves.  The  talk  was  exactly  what  the   players   needed   and   Harrow   kept   possession   well   transferring   the   ball   through   midfield   creating   many   chances   on   the   Hampstead   and   Westminster   goal   but   their   keeper   made   many   good   saves.   Harrow   did   not   always   have   the   front   foot,   Hampstead   and   Westminster   had   many   break   away   chances   on   goal   which  were  cleared  away  by  an  excellent  performance   by   Paula   Redpath   which   won   her   player   of   the   match.   Late  in  the  second  half  Poppy  Kimber  managed  to  score   another  goal  to  seal  the  three  points  for  Harrow.  

Middlesex  Women’s  Division  Premier  Division    

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

nd

Team PHC  Chiswick  2  

8

0

3

26

16

10

24

rd

H&W 4  

6

2

3

39

18

21

19

6

1

4

19

13

6

19

2   3    

4th     Harrow  L1   th

5

H&MH 1  

6

1

4

26

23

3

19

th

WH &  E  

5

3

3

20

13

7

18

6

correct as  of  5/12/13.  

 

Harrow ladies  1s  vs  Hampstead  and  Westminster  5s  –   30/11/12  @  JFS     This  week’s  game  against  bottom  of  the  table   Hampstead  and  Westminster  5s  was  meant  to  be  a   chance  to  experiment  with  tactics  and  score  some   www.harrowhc.co.uk

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Match Reports & Team Updates cont.. Men’s 1st  Team   Away  Vs  Milton  Keynes  4th  XI  –  09/11/2013   It  was  a  cold  and  dreary  morning  as  Harrow  Men’s  1’s   Travelled   to   Milton   Keynes   this   weekend   for   their   game   against   Milton   Keynes   4’s.     With   Harrow   sitting   mid   table   this   was   an   important   game   for   them   to   secure   some   points   to   help   push   them   up   to   that   all-­‐ important  top  spot.    With  the  warm  up  and  team  talk   done  the  game  was  ready  to  start.     First  Half:   Harrow   started   how   they   meant   to   go   on   with   some   good   passing   moves   stemming   from   the   back   three   (Nathaniel  Marshall,  Chris  Soares  and  James  Mansell.)   and  up  the  wings  to  the  wide  midfielders  (Nick  Fee  &   Joseph   Castle-­‐Griffin).     Harrow   showed   some   early   signs  of  getting  a  goal  but  Milton  Keynes  goal  keeper   had   obviously   had   his   Weetabix   as   he   made   some   good   saves   from   the   shots   of   Callum   Redpath   and   Govind  Grewal.    As  time  passed  in  the  first  half  Harrow   continued  to  show  they  wanted  the  three  points  more   with  some  lovely  pass  and  move  plays  from  the  centre   midfielders   (Colin   Jones,   Andy   Clarke   &   Kaz   Sunadome).     The   whistle   blew   for   half   time   with   the   score  still  0-­‐0.     Half  Time:    Harrow  1’s  0-­‐0  Milton  Keynes  4’s     Second  Half:   With   some   words   of   wisdom   at   half   time   from   Tim   Marshall   &   Colin   Jones   they   were   ready   to   begin   the   second   half.     Harrow   continued   there   form   from   the   first   half   with   continuous   attacks   on   the   oppositions   half.     The   chance   finally   came   as   Harrow   received   a   short  corner  and  Colin  Jones  placed  his  drag  flick  in  to   the  bottom  left  hand  corner  of  the  goal.    Harrow  were   now   1-­‐0   up.     They   now   had   to   keep   their   composure   to  ensure  they  keep  the  three  points.    A  bad  call  from   the   umpire   and   some   exchanging   of   words   Harrow   were   momentarily   down   to   10   men   as   Nathaniel   was   sent  off.    They  kept  their  shape  and  managed  to  keep   the   opposition   at   bay.     With   the   guys   back   up   to   11   men  the  continued  to  try  and  get  another  goal  to  seal   the   victory   in   the   late   stages   of   the   game.     Colin   Jones   picked  the  ball  up  in  the  middle  of  the  pitch;  he  then   proceeded  to  dribble  the  ball  past  several  Milton   www.harrowhc.co.uk

Keynes players   and   taking   a   shot   in   the   D   for   a   deflection  from  the  keeper  to  put  it  in  the  back  of  the   goal.    With  the  2-­‐goal  lead  over  the  opposition  Harrow   managed   to   keep   calm   until   the   final   whistle.     A   solid   performance  from  the  whole  team  meant  that  Harrow   had  secured  the  well-­‐deserved  three  points.     Team:     Peter   Walkling,   Nathaniel   Marshall,   Chris   Soares,  James  Mansell,  Nick  Fee,  Kaz  Sunadome,  Andy   Clarke,   Colin   Jones,   Joseph   Castle-­‐griffin,   Callum   Redpath,  Govind  Grewal,  Gary  Thompson     MOM  –  Colin  Jones   DOD  –  Nathaniel  Marshall   Goals  –  Colin  Jones  (2)   Cards  –  Nathaniel  Marshall  (Yellow) Witney   (2)   vs.   Harrow   (3)   -­‐   Wood   Green   School,   Witney  -­‐  16/11/13     Saturday   saw   Harrow   travel   away   to   Witney   in   a   late   afternoon   start   in   a   game,   which   we   expected   to   be   close  yet,  more  than  winnable.   With   team   manager   Tim   Marshall   unwell,   Harrow   arrived  at  the  pitch  knowing  they’d  have  to  do  without   his   calmness   and   wisdom   from   the   sidelines   in   what   turned   out   to   be   a   rather   feisty   and   gritty   battle,   against  a  team  5  places  below  Harrow  in  the  league.   After   a   motivational   team   talks   from   Captain   Colin   Jones   and   a   brief   yet   vigorous   warm   up,   the   game   began.     Harrow   started   at   a   furious   pace,   pressing   high   and   forcing   Witney   to   turn   over   the   ball   frequently,   with   the   young   rotating   forward   line   of   Callum   Redpath,   Govind   Grewal   and   Merlin   Williams   applying   pressure   on   the   back   4   and   the   more   senior   midfield   of   Andy   Clarke,   Chris   Soares,   Colin   Jones,   James   Mansell   and   Joe   Castle-­‐Giffin   closing   off   channels   and   forcing   Witney   into   big   hits   to   get   the   ball   out   from   the   back.   Harrow  created  numerous  chances  and  was  the  better   side,   but   the   boys   in   yellow   were   unfortunate   not   to   take   the   lead,   with   the   Witney   keeper   making   some   very   good   saves   and   keeping   the   home   team   in   the   match.   As  the  first  half  progressed  Harrow’s  grip  on  the  game   waned  and  Witney  began  to  break  on  the  counter  

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Match Reports & Team Updates cont.. attack,   the   big   hits   that   Harrow   had   been   so   good   at   defending  suddenly  began  to  bear  fruit  for  Witney  and   without   some   resolute   defending   from   the   Harrow   defence  of  Nathaniel  Marshall,  Mike  Harman  and  Luke   Beckett  and  keeper  Pete  Walkling,  Harrow  could  have   found  themselves  in  deep  trouble.   It   was   through   a   counter   attack   that   Witney   did   take   the   lead,   ten   minutes   before   half   time   and   having   dominated  possession  and  chances,  a  hopeful  ball  out   from   the   Witney   centre   back,   managed   to   evade   the   midfield,   leaving   defender   Mike   Harman   overloaded   and   though   the   best   efforts   of   keeper   Pete   Walkling   who  managed  to  keep  the  first  and  second  efforts  out.   Harrow   failed   to   clear   their   lines   and   were   punished   after  the  ball  was  rifled  into  the  goal.       Half  Time  0-­‐1     Captain   Colin   Jones   delivered   the   team   talk   at   half   time,  asking  for  what  manager  Tim  Marshall  seems  to   instill   in   Harrow   without   perhaps   even   knowing   it,   patience  and  calmness.   This   was   to   be   the   key   to   getting   back   into   and   hopefully   ultimately   winning   the   game.   Harrow   were   creating   plenty   of   chances,   belief   that   goals   would   come  was  essential.  With  Colin  Jones’  words  ringing  in   their  ears  Harrow  prepared  for  the  2nd  half.  

Harrow’s   penalty   corner   routines   had   been   misfiring  lately  but  nothing  misfired  with  this  routine  as   Callum   Redpath   injected   for   Andy   Clarke   to   stop   and   after   a   sharp   one-­‐two   pass   between   himself   and   Colin   Jones  leaving  the  defence  all  at  sea,  Jones  crashed  the   ball  under  the  keeper  to  give  Harrow  the  lead.  1-­‐2     The  goal  seemed  to  take  the  wind  out  of  Witney  whose   heads  dropped  slightly  and  Harrow  were  suddenly  first   to   everything.   Passes   were   sharper,   tackles   more   meaningful   and   a   ferocity   that   had   been   missing   through   most   of   the   second   half   had   been   revived.   Harrow  pressed  hard  causing  an  error  from  the  Witney   midfielder   who   turned   over   the   ball   to   Joe   Castle-­‐Giffin   who   after   a   pacey   break   slipped   the   ball   to   Govind   Grewal.    Grewal  sold  his  defender  on  the  baseline  and   slipped   the   ball   to   Colin   Jones   who   unleashed   a   tremendous   strike   passed   the   Witney   keeper   and   into   the  side  netting  just  inside  the  post.  1-­‐3  to  the  visitors.     With  little  over  5  minutes  to  go  Harrow  perhaps  could   be  forgiven  for  trying  to  consolidate  the  lead.  The  pace   and   ferocity   dipped   and   even   though   they   were   still   comfortable   in   possession,   the   pressing   that   had   become   synonymous   with   all   that   was   good   had   been   replaced  with  a  slight  over  confidence.       As   manager   Tim   Marshall   and   Coach   Jatin   Patel   had   always   said,   if   you   become   complacent   then   you’re   going   to   be   punished,   no   matter   what   level   you   play.   This   couldn’t   have   been   truer   in   the   latter   stages   of   the   game.   A   complete   miss-­‐hit   from   the   Witney   defender   once   more   led   to   keeper   Pete   Walking   being   left   isolated   and   with   a   forward   barreling   down   on   him.   Walkling   produced   a   piece   of   magic,   delivering   a   shimmy   more   befitting   a   training   drill   in   the   NFL.   Walkling   faked   a   right   step   sending   the   forward   left   before   lunging   to   his   left   knocking   the   ball   30   yards   away   and   clattering   the   forward   in   question   in   the   process.   The   whistle   blew   and   in   what   can   only   be   described  as  one  of  the  worst  cases  of  cluelessness,  the   umpire   awarded   a   penalty   stroke   to   the   Witney   for   Harrow   Keeper   ‘deliberately’   playing   the   player   not   the   ball.   Uproar   ensued,   Harrow’s   keeper   and   captain   questioned   the   umpire   who   refused   to   discuss   his   decision,  and  though  the  forward  stood  up  and  scored   the  flick  time  wasn’t  on  Witney’s  side.  Full  Time  2-­‐3.     All   in   all   a   great   win   given   the   questionable   decisions   made   toward   the   end   of   the   game, points   are   points   and  we’ll  take  them  as  they  come.    

As the   2nd   half   began,   Harrow   found   that   Witney’s   defence  and  midfield  had  pushed  higher  up  the  pitch   attempting   to   capitalise   on   their   lead.   However   this   allowed   space   for   the   Harrow   forwards   to   move   into   and   in   turn   allowed   the   Harrow   midfield   to   push   up   the   pitch.     As   Witney   attempted   to   clear   their   lines   following   heavy   Harrow   pressure   they   gifted   the   ball   to  Andy  Clarke  at  the  top  of  the  D,  whose  goal  bound   effort   was   blocked   leaving   the   ball   loose   in   the   middle   of   the   area.   The   Witney   keeper   came   rushing   out   towards   Colin   Jones   who   managed   to   jab   the   ball   away  to  Govind  Grewal  before  being  unceremoniously   wiped  out.    The  youngster,  Govind  Grewal  (14),  had  an   open  goal  in  front  of  him  and  couldn’t  miss.  1-­‐1.       As   the   game   wore   on   a   midfield   battle   raged   and   turnovers  became  the  norm  in  a  scrappier  second  half.   Both   sides   struggled   to   decide   whether   to   stick   or   twist   but   it   was   in   the   end   Harrow   who   went   for   the   jugular  as  Witney  began  to  sit  deeper  and  deeper.    It   was  from  this  pressure  that  Harrow  earned  their  first   penalty   corner   of   the   game   after   an   agricultural   tackle   by  the  Witney  defender.     www.harrowhc.co.uk harrowhockeyclub@gmail.com

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Match Reports & Team Updates cont.. Team: Colin   Jones(C),   Nathaniel   Marshall,   Peter   Walkling,   Luke   Beckett,   Mike   Harman,   Callum   Redpath,   Joe   Castle-­‐Giffin,   James   Mansell,   Govind   Grewal,   Merlin   Williams,   Andy   Clarke,   Chris   Soares,   Rowan  Williams(Stats  officer)    

MOM: Colin  Jones     Next  week  Harrow  host  Staines  4s  at  home  who  are  so   far   undefeated   this   term.   Can   Marshall’s   men   be   the   first   team   to   take   points   from   the   MBBO   Div   5   leaders?    

Men’s 1s  Vs  Staines  4s  @  JFS,  1pm,  23/11/13.  

Harrow had  a  tough  match  ahead  of  them,  Staines  had   the  best  defence  in  the  league  and  where  unbeaten  so   on  paper  it  looked  as  though  there  could  only  be  one   winner.   However   the   men   in   Yellow   do   seem   to   be   stronger   at   home   and   are   turning   JFS   into   somewhat   of  a  fortress  and  haven't  lost  there  this  season.     Manager,   Tim   Marshall,   went   through   the   game   plan   with   the   team   pre   match,   ensuring   all   players   knew   their   role   and   responsibilities   for   this   difficult   match.   He   knew   Harrow   could   win   this   match   and   together   with   Coach,   Jatin   Patel,   had   developed   a   plan   to   win   the   game.   Retaining   possession   and   frustrating   the   opposition  was  the  key.     Harrow   started   brightly   and   dominated   the   opening   10  minutes,  the  Harrow  forwards,  who  where  rotated   through  the  match,  of  Merlin  Williams,  Subra,  Callum   Redpath   and   Govind   Grewal   all   worked   hard   chasing   down   anything   Stains   tried   to   play   round   the   back   and   won  a  lot  of  turnovers  for  Harrow.   This   helped   heap   the   pressure   on   Staines   who   where   not  allowed  to  settle  into  any  sort  of  rhythm.   Nathaniel  Marshall  @  LB  defended  well  all  match  and   Luke   Beckett   @   RB,   recently   retuning   to   the   team,   is   showing   more   and   more   of   his   brilliance   from   2   seasons  ago,  together  with  Chris  Soares  in  the  middle   of   defence   Harrow   kept   what   little   Staines   threw   at   them  in  the  game.     Soares  was  strong  as  expected,  being  one  of  Harrow’s   top   defenders,   and   despite   a   bruised   rib   he   played   well  and  distributed  to  the  midfield  well.     Colin   Jones   gave   Harrow   a   good   pivot   point   in   the   middle  of  the  park  distributing  well  and  the   www.harrowhc.co.uk

midfielders around   him   (Andy   Clark,   Kaz   Sunadome,   James   Mansell   and   Joseph   Castle-­‐ Giffin)   all   communicated   effectively   to   keep   the   ball   and   win   it   back   very   quickly   on   the   odd   occasions   Harrow  lost  possession.     After   some   very   early   signs   of   frustration   kicking   in   already   in   the   Staines   team,   Harrow   where   awarded   a   penalty   corner   for   a   stick   tackle   in   the   D.   Colin   Jones   has   a   good   return   from   these   situations   so   far   this   season  and  before  the  match  was  sitting  joint  second  in   the   leagues   standings   for   top   scorer.   Jones   didn’t   disappoint   and   unleashed   a   trademark   powerful   drag   flick  into  the  roof  of  the  net.  1-­‐0  harrow  and  the  early   work  rate  and  pressure  had  paid  off.     As   the   game   went   on   Colin   Jones   did   push   higher   up   the  pitch  from  sweeper  and  was  often  level  or  in  front   of  the  centre  midfielders.  This  gave  Harrow  a  numerical   dominance   in   the   middle   and   this   they   used   well.   Staines  could  get  the  ball  out  and  Harrow  kept  sending   wave  after  wave  of  attacking  moves.  the  forwards,  still   rotating   regularly,   meant   Staines   defenders   where   confused  and  their  marking  went  kaput.       Jones   converted   another   PC   after   Govind   Grewal   upgraded  in  the  D,  with  no  shooting  opportunity  on  her   used   skill   and   awareness   to   win   a   PC   for   Harrow.   This   was   again   dispatched   high   and   powerfully   by   Jones   to   make  the  half  time  score  2-­‐0.     Tim  Marshall  know  that  this  match  could  still  go  either   way   and   called   upon   his   men   to   fight   for   every   ball   and   stay   hungry,   Marshall   challenged   the   Harrow   players   to   go  out  and  get  an  early  3rd  goal  in  the  second  half  and   put  the  game  to  bed,  Staines  where  down  and  not  out   and   the   scoring   record   they   have   in   the   league   so   far   meant  that  they  where  still  a  threat.     Staines   proved   Marshall   right   and   within   the   first   5   minutes   Pete   Walkling,   Harrows   Keeper,   had   been   called   into   action   more   time   than   in   the   whole   of   the   first   half.   Luckily   for   Harrow   Walkling   was   equal   to   anything   Staines   hit   at   him   including   a   fantastic   triple   save  and  clearance,  a  great  individual  effort.   Harrow  where  under  more  pressure  in  the  second  half   but   did   get   the   3rd   goal   20   minutes   in   to   the   second   half.   again   a   PC   won   by   on   of   the   Harrow   forwards,   again   Jones   stepped   up   and   again   he   fired   firm   and   high  into  the  Staines  goal,  3-­‐0  and  a  Hat-­‐trick  for  Jones.    

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Match Reports & Team Updates cont.. This  also  put  Jones  top  of  the  log  for  the  goal  scoring   standings  with  11  goals  this  term.     Harrow   now   wanted   to   end   the   match   with   a   clean   sheet   and   send   a   real   message   of   intent   to   the   other   teams   in   the   league.   another   double   save   and   more   fine   defending   from   Walkling   and   his   defence   saw   this   game   to   its   close,   the   only   other   point   of   note   in   the   second  half  was  that  after  continuous  back  chat  to  the   umpires   Staines   where   reduced   to   10   men   for   the   closing   10   minutes   s   on   of   their   players   was   shown   a   yellow   card   and   sin   binned.   thus   proving   Harrow’s   game  plan  was  the  right  on  and  by  keeping  possession   and  not  really  letting  their  opposition  play  much  in  the   way   of   fluid   hockey   Staines   players   started   to   take   their  frustrations  out  on  each  other  and  the  umpires.     Harrow   are   the   only   team   this   season   to   take   any   points   from   the   previously   unbeaten   Staines   and   are   now   in   second   place   5   points   behind   them,   Harrow   hope   to   continue   this   current   run   of   form   and   win   away   at   South   Bucks   next   weekend   and   hopefully   further  close  the  gap  the  now  beaten  league  leaders.     MOM  :  Colin  Jones Goals:  Colin  Jones  3.  

30/11/13 –  Away  vs  South  Bucks  2s     This   week   saw   Harrow   men's   1s   make   the   journey   to   South  Bucks,  a  side  who  propped  up  the  league  having   been  deducted  points  for  failing  to  field  sides  in  their   last  three  games.  Harrow  on  other  hand  were  looking   to  extend  their  winning  spell  to  four  on  the  bounce.       The   leagues   two   top   goal   scorers   also   took   to   the   field   today  in  HHCs  Colin  Jones  and  SBs  Tim  Jacobs.  The  key   word   of   the   day   was   once   more   'respect',   knowing   full   well   that   SBs   were   more   than   capable   of   causing   an   upset  today  despite  their  league  position.     The  away  side  received  a  welcome  boost  by  the  return   to   the   side   of   Nick   Lendon,   whose   loan   spell   at   Old   Merchant   Taylor's   had   come   to   and   end.   Other   changes   saw   Harman   enter   the   midfield   with   Clarke   absent,   whilst   Castle-­‐Giffin   returned   to   the   defence   with  the  absence  of  N.  Marshall  and  Mansell.     A   cold   morning   greeted   the   team,   who arrived   at   SB   to  find  a  very  slow  and  sandy  pitch. Unperturbed, the www.harrowhc.co.uk

game   plan   remained   to   hit   SB   early   from   the   off.   From   the   whistle   it   was   obvious   SBs   were   a   older   and   slower   side   who   wanted   a   slower   tempo   to   play   to   their   strengths.   Harrow   were   quick   to   find   their   rhythm   however,  with  Fee  and  Castle-­‐Giffin  making  gains  down   the   left   flank.   Harrow   were   first   to   draw   blood,   and   within   the   first   few   minutes   a   turnover   led   to   Soares   and  Redpath  breaking  down  the  right  side.  The  former   then   found   Sunadome   on   the   edge   of   the   area,   who   released   a   vicious   reverse   shot   towards   the   near   post   where  Williams  was  well  positioned  to  deflect  into  the   net   to   give   Harrow   the   lead.   Minutes   later   Harrow   doubled  their  advantage,  with  Redpath  again  displaying   creativity,   linking   with   Williams   near   the   penalty   spot,   showing  good  composure  to  put  it  under  the  advancing   keeper.       Two   up,   Harrow   took   their   foot   off   the   pedal   and   SB   saw  their  opportunity  to  take  advantage  of  the  slower   tempo.   Harrow   struggled   to   shut   down   the   SB   attack,   as  they  began  to  exploit  the  long-­‐ball  game,  as  well  as   taking   full   advantage   of   their   left-­‐handed   2nd   forward   who   continued   to   feed   their   striker.   As   SB   turned   the   screw  their  pressure  finally  paid  off,  finally  converting  a   short   corner   shot   placed   accurately   between   Beckett   and  Walking.       Harrow   ground   out   the   remainder   of   the   first   half,   unable   to   convert   a   number   of   penalty   corners,   the   slow   pitch   hampering   the   normally   reliable   routines.   The  first  half  score  remained  2-­‐1.     The  second  half  was  for  the  most  part  an  ugly  affair,  in   both  the  quality  of  hockey  and  the  temperament  of  the   opposition.   As   SB   displayed   their   experience   they   enjoyed  long  spells  of  pressure  as  Harrow  were  unable   to   find   a   pattern.   There   were   bright   sparks,   with   Grewal   and   Lendon   changing   the   style   of   attack,   but   opportunities  were  limited,  with  Harrow  failing  to  win  a   single  short  corner  the  entire  half.     As  both  sides  became  increasingly  frustrated,  the  mood   deteriorated   and   green   cards   started   to   appear   in   earnest   -­‐   SB   receiving   3   in   total   largely   for   protesting   decisions   to   the  umpires,  whilst  Redpath  picked  up  one   for  a  mistimed  tackle.     With   the   field   now   stretched,   the   game   became   'end-­‐ to-­‐end',   with   both   sides   realising   that   the   next   goal   would  be  crucial.  

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Match Reports & Team Updates cont.. Fortuitously, It  was  Harrow  that  dealt  the killing  blow  -­‐   a   scrappy   attack   eventually   led   to   the   ball   falling   to   Lendon  on  a  tight  angle,  who  marked  his  return  with  a   display  of  his  experienced  prowess  by  smashing  the  ball   high  into  the  side  netting.  3-­‐1  Harrow.     With   the   game   all   but   secured,   Harrow   saw   out   the   last   few   minutes,   with   little   action   of   note.   The   final   whistle   meant   Harrow   secured   the   maximum   12   points   in   the   last  4  times  of  asking.       Overall   it   was   a   scrappy   and   dogged   affair,   with   Harrow   playing   far   from   their   best.   As   the   manager   Marshall   pointed   out   afterwards,   it's   the   mark   of   a   good   team   that  wins  when  playing  poorly.  Next  week  sees  Harrow   look   to   extend   their   winning   run   to   5   games   as   they   host  Banbury  at  JFS.     Team:   Pete   Walking   (GK),   Joe   Castle-­‐Giffin,   Chris   Soares,   Luke   Beckett,   Mike   Harman,   Nick   Fee,   Colin   Jones  (C),  Kazunori  Sunadome,  Callum  Redpath,  Merlin   Williams,  Nick  Lendon,  Gary  Thompson,  Govind  Grewal,   Subra  Nachiappan     MBBO  Div  5.   Pos   Team   st 1     Staines  4   nd 2     Harrow  1   rd 3     Banbury  3   th 4     A&C  3   th 5     W.Hampstead  6   Correct  as  of  5/12/13.  

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D 0   1   3   0   2  

L 1   2   0   4   2  

F 30   19   42   18   32  

A 10   10   17   26   19  

D 20   9   25   -­‐8   13  

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Men’s 2nd  Team    

Harrow Men’s  2nd  (1)-­‐-­‐(3)  Oxford  Hawks  6th  –  9/11/13                                           Venue:  JFS  (Harrow  Home)     This   weekend   the   MBBO   Division   9   saw   Harrow   Men   2nd   taking   on   the   League   toppers   Oxford   Hawks   6th   at   home.   Harrow   Men’s   2nd   team   started   on   a   back   foot,   losing   a   couple   of   their   key   players   Garry   Thompson   (Central   Defender)   and   Govind   Garewal   (Attacking   Midfielder),  as  they  were  called  up  to  serve  the  Harrow   Men’s  1st  team  who  were  playing  a  crucial  away  game.   Thanks   to   high   team   bonding   and   great   co-­‐ordination   by   Garry   Thompson   (Men’s   2nd   Team   Player/Manager)   the   team   entered   the   ground   with   a   full   squad,   which   was   very   important   to   maintain   the   energy   levels   on   the  pitch.       Poppy   Kimber   (Harrow   Ladies   1st   Team   Captain)   who   had   just   finished   her   Harrow   Ladies   1st   game   stepped   into   Garry’s   shoes   to   manage   the   team.   After   understanding  the  strengths  and  the  weakness  of  every   individual  Poppy  came  up  with  a  strategy  of  playing  a  4-­‐ 4-­‐2   formation,   which   meant   that   the   team   would   concentrate  more  on,  short  and  simple  passes.     Playing   XI   –   Pranav   Khandale   (GK),   Danny   Doran   ©,   Richard   Freedman,   Sean   Wright,   Devash   Patel,   Joel   Harle,   Dave   Woodgate,   Sanjay   Joshi,   Oscar   Farr,   Jonathan  Brown  and  Dylan  Rose.   Subs   –   Aleyne   Johnson,   Douglas   Clarke,   James   Cox,   Shakeel  Saleem,  Ian  Farr.     Proving   their   position   Oxford   Hawks   were   mounting   pressure   on   the   Harrow   defence   right   from   the   beginning   of   the   1st   half.     The   Harrow   defence   succumbed   to   a   quick   breakthrough   in   the   midfield   area;   Oxford   Hawks   scored   their   first   goal   in   the   13th   minute   through   a   sharp   cross   from   the   right   wing.   As   Harrow   was   trying   to   regain   possession   in   the   1st   half   Oxford   Hawks   once   again   managed   to   fire   it   into   the   back   of   the   net   to   make   it   0-­‐2   in   the   30th   minute.   By   now  Oxford  Hawks  had  already  managed  to  win  4  short   corners   having   a   serious   go   at   the   Harrow   goal.   Just   before   the   end   of   the   1st   half   Oxford   Managed   to   win   another   short   corner   which   was   converted   through   a   powerful  strike  on  the  bottom  right  of  the  goal  ending   the  half  with  a  0-­‐3  score  line.     Poppy  by  now  had  understood  the  actual  weaknesses   and  flaws  in  the  Harrow  game  play;  she  managed  to   highly  motivate  the  team  even  

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Match Reports & Team Updates cont.. though the  team  had  conceded  3  goals  within  the   first   half.   Poppy   decided   to   shuffle   a   few   players   according   to   their   individual   strengths   and   also   asked  the  defenders  to  implement  a  new  strategy   in  order  to  stop  the  attack  from  the  visitors.     Having   a   full   squad   was   working   well   for   the   hosts,   players   were   rotated   to   maintain   high   energy   levels   on   the   pitch.   An   undeterred   Harrow   made   some   excellent   runs   through   the   midfield   and   attacked,   eventually   after   20   minutes   Harrow   was  rewarded   with   a   short   corner   following   a   superb   run   from  Richard   Freedman.   Oscar   Farr   managed  to  fire  it  into  the  back  of  the  net  to  take   the  end  result  0-­‐3.  It  was  a  total  transformation  in   the   2nd   half   of   the   game   where   the   Harrow   defence   did   a   marvelous   job   of   not   conceding   a   single   goal   even   though   the   visitors   were   awarded  with  5  short  corners.     The  next  round  will  be  played  on  Saturday  16th  of   November   2013.   Fingers   crossed   Harrow   Men’s   2nd  team  will  draw  points  on  the  board.     Player   of   the   Match:   -­‐   Tie   between   Richard   Freedman   (Central   Defender)   and   Pranav   Khandale  (Goal  Keeper)   Bracknell  vs.  Harrow  Men’s  2’s  –  5:0  –  23/11/13     This   was   a   game   of   two   halves.   With   an   unusually   full   squad   travelling   to   Bracknell   and   buoyed   by   the  fine  performance  in  the  last  match  the  men’s   2’s  fancied  our  chances  against  Bracknell.     We   started   off   strongly   with   a   number   of   good   attacks   into   the   opposition   half   with   some   great   link   up   play   between   Joel,   Oscar   and   Dev.   Unfortunately  Harrow  were  unable  to  convert  the   few   chances   that   came   our   way   and   the   opposition   soon   began   to   produce   some   attacks   of   their   own.   Some   solid   defending   by   the   likes   of   Danny   and   Ian   and   some   fantastic   saves   by   Pranav  kept  the  honors  even  until  the  last  play  of   the  half.  

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The opposition,   frustrated   by   some   great   defending,   including   an   aerial   goal   line   clearance   by   Sean,   sneaked   a   ball   in   from   out   wide   and   poked  it  home  to  break  the  deadlock.  Half  time  –   1:0  to  Bracknell.     The  beginning  of  the  second  half  found  Harrow   consistently  pinned  into  our  own  half.  Wave  after   wave  of  opposition  attacks  were  thwarted  by   some  more  fine  defensive  work  from  the  

backline and  keeper.     Most   notably   by   Danny   who   took   one   for   the   team,  laying  his  body  on  the  line  to  prevent  a   goal.  The  resulting  penalty  flick  was  missed  by   Bracknell   but   they   were   soon   on   the   attack   again   and   a   flurry   of   goals   ensued.   As   Harrow   heads   begun   to   drop   the   opposition   maintained   the   pressure   and   any   rare   Harrow   attacks  failed  to  present  a  clear  opportunity  on   goal.       5-­‐0   at   the   final   whistle,   due   mostly   to   one   opposition   player   who   scored   four   of   the   goals,   Harrow   produced   a   performance   that   demonstrated   moments   of   great   individual   skill   and   bravery   but   as   a   team   we   rarely   produced   the   level   of   performance   that   we   know  we  are  capable  of.       As  a  team  we  are  still  learning  to  play  together   and  the  improvement  in  the  overall   performance  since  the  beginning  of  the  season   is  clear  to  see.  However,  there  is  still  work  to   be  done  and  with  a  vital  bottom  of  the  table   clash  next  week  the  men’s  2’s  have  a  fantastic   opportunity  to  claim  that  elusive  first  win  of   the  season.      

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Match Reports & Team Updates cont.. Harrow   Men’s   2nd   (2)-­‐-­‐(1)   Witney   4’s     -­‐   30/11/13   @  JFS     This   weekend   the   MBBO   Division   9   saw   Harrow   Men   2nd   taking   on   Witney   4’s   on   the   30th   of   November   at   home.   Harrow   Men’s   2nd   team   started  on  a  positive  note  with  a  high  team  moral.     Poppy   Kimber   (Harrow   Ladies   1st   Team   Captain)   who   had   just   finished   her   Harrow   Ladies   1st   game   had  to  yet  again  step  into  Garry’s  shoes  to  manage   the   team   after   Gary   had   been   called   up   to   the   1st   Team  this  week.       The   visitors   where   struggling   to   put   an   eleven   men   squad   on   the   pitch.   After   understanding   the   strengths   and   the   weakness   of   every   individual   Poppy  came  up  with  a  strategy  of  playing  a  4-­‐1-­‐4-­‐1 formation   which   meant   that   the   team   would   concentrate  more  on  short  and  simple  passes.   Playing   XI   –   Pranav   Khandale   (GK)©,   Richard   Freedman,   Sean   Wright,   Devash   Patel,   Joel   Harle,   Dave   Woodgate,   Sanjay   Joshi,   Aleyne   Johnson,   Jonathan  Brown,  Shakeel  Saleem  and  Dylan  Rose.   Subs  –,  Douglas  Clarke,  James  Cox,  Oscar  Farr,  Ian   Farr.     Witney   4’s   started   the   game   with   8   men.   Harrow   making   no   mistakes   and   capitalizing   on   the   advantage  of  having  a  full  squad  took  a  lead  in  the   20th   minute   of   the   game   where   Jonathan   Brown   scored  his  4th  goal  of  the  season.       Harrow  were  constantly  mounting  pressure  on  the   visitors   and   as   a   result   Devash   Patel   managed   to   put   one   in   the   net   too   in   the   32nd   minute   of   the   game.   Witney   4’s   by   now   had   made   a   couple   of   attacking   moves   which   helped   them   in   winning   3   short   corners,   it   seemed   the   hosts   couldn’t   do   anything   wrong   and   successfully   defended   their   territory.     Poppy   continued   motivating   the   team   and   made   the   necessary   changes   during   the   first   half.   After   understanding  the  game  play  Poppy  asked  the   www.harrowhc.co.uk

team to   make   a   few   changes   in   terms   of   positions.   She   also   decided   to   shuffle   a   few   players   according   to   their   individual   strengths   and   also   asked   the   defenders   to   implement   a   new   strategy   in   order   to   stop   the   attack   from   the   visitors.   Not   diving   in   and   trying  to  double  up  on  the  tackles.     Witney  4’s  started  the  2nd  half  with  a  full  squad.  The   visitors   started   making   more   attacking   moves   and   created   many   chances,   which   were   turned   away   by   the   Harrow   defence.   Eventually   Witney   4’s   converted  a  short  corner  to  make  the  score  line  after   20  minutes  in  the  2nd  half  2-­‐1.       Harrow  managed  to  defend  the  lead  and  ended  the   match   with   the   first   win   of   the   season.   Finally   the   team  has  managed  to  draw  points  on  the  board.  Lets   hope  the  squad  can  double  their  points  next  week.       The   next   round   will   be   played   on   Saturday   7th   of   November  2013.       Player  of  the  Match:  Joel  Harle  

                  Jon  Brown  &  Dev  Patel  –  Provided  the  goals  in  the  M2’s   secured  3  points  against  Witney.       MBBO  Div  9   Pos       th 8     Buzzard  3   th 9     Chiswick  6   th 10     Harrow  2   th 11     Witney  4   Correct  as  of  5/12/13.  

P 7   6   8   9  

W 2   1   1   1  

D 2   0   0   0  

L 3   5   7   8  

F 21   13   6   15  

A 22   25   34   45  

GD -­‐1   -­‐12   -­‐28   -­‐30  

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Pts 8   3   3   3  


20 Questions 1. What  is  your  Full  Name?   2.  What  Age  did  you  start   playing  Hockey?   3.  What  position  do  you   play?  

Emma Harman   10  Years  old  

Nathaniel John  Marshall   8  Years  old  

Goalkeeper in  the  U11/U14/U16  and  for  Middlesex  as   a  Colt,  Up  Front  and  I  started  in  midfield  in  the  ladies   3s  at  13  yrs.   When  I  was  10,  Nick  Lendon  was  my  coach  and  put   me  in  the  GK  pads.   Richard  Smith  

Current: Centre  Back.      History:  Keeper,   Right  Mid  &  Forward  

4. When  did  you  join  harrow   HC?   5.  Who’s  your  favourite  GB   player?   6.  Do  you  have  any  pre  game   I  always  have  to  hear  my  favourite  song  full  blast  in   routines  or  superstitions?   the  car  and  sing  along  as  loud  as  possible  on  my  way   to  get  in  the  right  mindset.   7.  What  do  you  like  to  eat  for   If  I’ve  been  paid  I  like  a  steak,  if  not  then  whatever   dinner  the  night  before  a   mum’s  cooking.   match?   8.  How  did  you  get  into   My  brother  Michael  started  in  the  U16s  at  Harrow  so  I   playing  hockey?   copied  him,  as  I  always  wanted  to  be  as  cool  as  my   brothers,  lol.  I  couldn’t  get  the  hang  of  the  game  at   first  but  some  practice  in  the  garden  helped.   9.  What  you  proudest  HHC   Being  awarded  goal  of  the  tour  while  away  in  Gurnesy,   moment?   I  volleyed  a  high  deflection  off  of  the  keeper!   10.  What’s  your  most   Having  to  leave  the  pitch  more  than  5  times  to  vomit   embarrassing  Hockey  related   because  I  was  playing  hung  over.   memory?   11.  Do  you  have  a  team   nickname?   12.  What  other  hobbies  do   you  participate  in  when  not   playing  hockey?   13.  What  do  you  do  for  a   living?   14.  What’s  your  favourite   post  match  drink?   15.  Have  you  ever  won  any  of   the  HHC  annual  player   awards?   16.  What’s  the  Highlight  of   the  season  at  HHC  for  you?   17.  If  you  could  wave  a  magic   wand  to  change  1  thing  at   HHC  what  would  it  be?   18.  If  you  where  stranded  on   a  desert  island,  what  1   possession  would  you  want   with  you?   19.  If  you  could  make  up  a   new  rule  what  would  it  be?   20.  What  do  you  think  is  the   best  thing  about  HHC?  

Windmill –  due  to  my  ridiculous  wind  up  to  hit.  

Joined in  1999  &  started  in  the  under   9’s   Darren  Cheeseman   Nope  I  just  get  on  with  it  

Lasagna but  I  prefer  a  liquid  dinner  on   a  Friday  night   Played  other  sports  at  Kenton  and  just   gave  it  a  try  

Scoring my  first  senior  goal  in  the  2’s   and  it  being  the  match  winner.   Having  to  walk  around  the  club  in  a   coat  and  boxers  due  to  Pete  putting  my   shower  gear  on  the  cricket  pitch,   thanks  Pete!   Nate  Dogg  

Tinkering with  cars,  meeting  friends  for  a  drink  or   doing  something  I  have  never  done  before.  

Cycling &  Gaming  

Estate agent.  

Work in  Admin/Hire  &  Sales  for  lifting   equipment   A  Nice  Pint  or  a  bottle  of  Corona  

A pint  of  fresh  orange  juice,  but  when  on  tours  a   funnel!   Yes,  I  have  won  most  improved  lady  player  and  I  also   got  the  GK  of  the  year  award  3  years  running  in  the   juniors.   The  Xmas  social  every  year,  always  a  great  evening.   Free  jugs  of  snakebite  on  winning  match  days.  

A blow  up  boat  complete  with  puncher  repair  kit.  

Various Junior  awards  &  most   improved  senior  player  (3  times  in  4   years)   If  we  beat  our  rivals,  Eastcote,  in  the   league.   The  Distance  from  my  house  to  the   pitch   My  Xbox  

The ability  to  score  with  an  aerial  form  outside  the  D.  

Defenders allowed  to  stop  the  ball  with   a  back  stick  within  the  D.   Always  laughing!  Everyone  at  the  club  is  like  part  of  an   Friendliness  of  the  members   extended  family.  

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Meet the …… Ladies 1st Team Coach Full Name:  Nicholas  Christopher  Lendon   Team  you  Coach:  Harrow  Ladies  1s   Current  Playing  Team:  Harrow  Men’s  1s       Player  Experience:  I  have  played  hockey  for  as  long  as  I   can  remember  starting  at  Harrow  as  a  junior  and   representing  Middlesex  and  South  from  U13-­‐U18.  I  also   played  U16  Hockey  for  Indian  Gymkhana  for  a  season.  I’ve   played  most  of  my  senior  hockey  at  Harrow  in  the  men’s  1st  XI  but  played  the  last  season   and  half  of  this  season  at  OMT  in  the  1st  team.  I  made  the  switch,  as  I  wanted  to  see  if  I   could  play  at  a  higher  level.  After  achieving  this  I  have  very  recently  decided  to  return  to   Harrow  to  coach  the  ladies  1s  and  play  in  the  Men’s  1s.       Coaching  Experience:  I  have  been  coaching  on  and  off  for  a  good  10  years  starting  with   the  Junior  section  at  Harrow  and  also  working  with  schools  in  the  local  areas  of  Harrow   and  Brent.  I  have  also  worked  and  coached  hockey  and  other  sports  at  Aspire  NTC.  A   few  seasons  ago  now  I  coached  Harrow  ladies  3s  for  a  season  and  got  them  to  3rd  in  the   league.  I’m  hoping  to  do  better  with  the  ladies  1s  this  season,  as  I  believe  they  have  got   a  lot  of  potential  within  the  squad.     Best  Team  you  ever  played  in  and  why:  I  have  to  say  I  have  played  in  lots  of  good  teams   over  the  years,  from  Indian  gym  at  U16  when  we  went  the  whole  season  without  a  loss   or  draw,  to  many  harrow  1st  teams.  With  Harrow  I  have  played  in  teams,  which  have   won  the  league  on  a  number  of  occasions  over  the  years,  and  I  am  hoping  we  can  do  it   again  this  season.  Also  more  recently,  playing  at  OMT  in  a  very  strong  team  in  a  tough   league  I  learnt  a  lot.  Over  all  though  the  best  would  have  to  be  the  Harrow  1s  side  who   won  the  league  with  only  1  loss  on  the  last  day  of  the  season,  this  was  because  we  had   been  out  celebrating  the  night  before.     Coaching  Philosophy:  I  would  say  my  coaching  philosophy  is  to  play   hard  and  win  hard  at  whatever  cost.  Putting  in  the  work  on  the   training  field  will  so  the  results  on  the  pitch  on  match  day.     Do  you  have  a  team  nickname?  To  my  face  its  simply  ‘Lendon’   or  after  last  week  ‘the  Rock’.      

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Meet the …… Ladies 1st Team Coach cont… Best memory  of  being  a  Harrow  Player:  Scoring  6  goals  in  one  game  and  the  local  paper   writing  the  headline  ‘LENDON  –  6  OF  THE  BEST’.  Was  a  great  feeling  to  score  a  double   hat  trick  and  the  paper  headline  has  stayed  with  me.       At  What  Age  did  you  start  playing  Hockey?  When  I  was  just  out  of  nappies  and  I  started   playing  men’s  when  I  was  12.     Who’s  your  favourite  GB  player?  Dan  Fox.     Do  you  have  any  pre  game  routines?  Humm…..pre  game  routines.  Not  sure  I  can   mention  one  of  past  routines,  but  these  days  I  like  to  listen  a  good  tune  just  before  I  get   out  the  car  to  hype  me  up!                     What  do  you  like  to  eat  for  dinner  the  night  before  a  match?  I  will  eat  literally  anything   before  a  game  because  that's  how  I  roll,  as  long  as  it  gives  me  energy  for  the  match.     What’s  your  most  embarrassing  Hockey  related  memory?  Being  called  mummy’s  little   solider  from  the  sidelines  by  my  mother.  Thanks  mum  got  ribbed  for  that  for  ages!!!     What  position  do  you  play/  have  you  played  during  you  playing  life?  I  am  a  hardcore   centre  forward,  who  will  put  his  body  on  the  line  to  score  a  goal.  I  have  done  so  on  a   few  occasions,  including  once  scoring  with  my  nose  after  a  drag  flick  at  a  short  corner.  I   actually  started  playing  Hockey  as  a  left  back  (haha)  but  I  couldn’t  tackle  for  toffee  so  I   was  moved  to  the  front  line  where  I  have  stayed!     How  did  you  get  into  playing  hockey?  To  be  honest  its  in  my  blood,  Mum  and  Dad   played  at  Harrow  and  so  did  my  older  Sisters,  Kerri  and  Tasha.       What  you  proudest  HHC  moment?  Scoring  my  first  goal  for  the  men’s  1s  aged  13  and  it   was  a  screamer!     www.harrowhc.co.uk

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Meet the …… Ladies 1st Team Coach cont…

What other  hobbies  do  you  participate  in  when  not  playing   hockey?  Drinking  and  socialising  with  my  mates  and  going  gym  but   not  so  much  recently!     Also  being  a  great  dad  to  my  kids  Bobby  and  Maisie  and  a  great   boyfriend  to  my  fiancé  Heather,  I’m  a  family  man  at  heart.     What  do  you  do  for  a  living?  I  am  a  Landscape  Gardener  as  my  day  job  but  also  am  a   qualified  Swimming  Coach  and  a  Personal  Trainer.     What’s  your  favorite  post  match  drink?  A  lovely  cold  pint.     Have  you  ever  won  any  of  the  HHC  annual  player  awards,  if  so  which  ones?  I  have  won   them  all  over  the  years,  all  apart  from  goalkeeper  of  the  year!!  Think  I  have  won  top   goal  scorer  quite  a  lot!     What’s  the  Highlight  of  the  season  at  HHC  for  you?  Cant  really  say  for  this  season  as   only  came  back  to  Harrow  last  week  as  a  player,  but  getting  lots  of  Coaching  wins  for  the   ladies  has  got  to  be  up  there.  Also  always  enjoy  the  Dinner  Dance  and  picking  up  an   award.       If  you  could  wave  a  magic  wand  to  change  one  thing  at  HHC  what   would  it  be?  To  build  a  pitch  at  the  club  and  have  a  stand  named   after  my  dad,  Chris  Lendon.     If  you  where  stranded  on  a  desert  island,  what  one  possession   would  you  want  with  you?  My  helicopter,  lol.     There  have  been  new  rules  introduced  to  hockey  over  the  last  few  seasons  –  if  you   could  make  up  a  new  rule  what  would  it  be?  Probably  more  of  an  unwritten  rule  but  if   you  score  a  hat  trick  then  everyone  on  both  teams  buys  your  drinks  all  night.     What  do  you  think  is  the  best  thing  about  HHC?  ME!  (hahaha),  No  seriously  HHC  is  such   a  great  club  that's  been  in  my  family  for  years.  The  people  at  the  club  past  and  present   make  it  great  and  I  have  got  some  great  memories  of  Harrow.  I’m  sure  I  will  have  a  few   more  to  come  too.  

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Chairman’s Corner – Members update.

Harrow HC Top Goal Scorer

Goal Scorers Poppy Kimber

13

Colin Jones

13

Merlin Williams

6

Jon Brown

4

Ali Hedley

3

Govind Grewal

3

Angela Addow-Hamlin

2

Dear members       So   as   we   approach   the   Christmas   break   the   teams   have   all   been   performing   well!   Particularly   the   men's   2's   recording   their   first   league  win,  of  many  I  hope!     However,   for   this   issue   I   would   like   to   put   the   focus   on   our   future   and   the   U12   girl’s   team.    They   have   successfully   been   promoted   to   the   Premier  league  of  the  Chiltern  U12  leagues.  It's  a   great  achievement  and  fabulous  to  see  so  many   girls   now   playing   and   competing   at   a   high   standard.   Well   done   to   coach   Glenn   Webster   for   his  hard  work  and  dedication.                               Harrow  HC  U12  Girls  Team  2013/2014.  

Current Goal scoring standings as of the 5th December 2013. (Total goals scored in all match’s) Check back in the next issue to see who is leading in the scoring tables. Can you get yourself to the top?

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I hope   to   see   many   of   you   at   the   Christmas   party,  it  really  is  a  special  occasion  where  we  can   eat   a   beautifully   cooked   Christmas   dinner,   before  the  madness  begins!!!     Good  luck  with  your  games  this  weekend  and  in   the  lead  up  to  Christmas!   I  wish  you  all  a  very  merry  Christmas  and  Happy   New  Year!     Kerri   Chairman  

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Social Page Dates for  your  Diary    

Saturday  14th  December  2013   Harrow  HC  Christmas  Party  @  KSC     Saturday  22nd  February  2014     Harrow  HC  Race  Night  @  KCS       Saturday  22nd  March  2014   Harrow  HC  End  of  Season  Party  @  KCS     Saturday  26th  April  2014   Harrow  HC  Dinner  &  Dance  @  TBC     The  last  Social  was  the  Kenton  Sports  Club  Fireworks   Night,  there  was  a  great  atmosphere  and  all  who   attended  seemed  to  have  a  great  time.  The  hockey   section  lead  on  the  food  and  mulled  wine  and  was  a  hit   with  all  as  we  pretty  much  sold  out  of  everything.       The  Hockey  club  did  make  a  small  profit  from  this  event.   Please  remember  that  attendance  in  key  to  helping  the   club  make  a  profit  from  socials,  which  enables  the  club  to   keep  membership  fees  down  next  season.       Please  make  every  effort  to  attend  the  next  social  and  all   the  others  after  that.       See  you  all  for  a  Christmas  dinner  on  the  14th  December!  

Social Committee HHC’s social committee is always hard at work planning lots of fun things for all the members to get involved in throughout the year. The current social team is headed up by Angela Addow-Hamlin, who is currently supported by Peter Walkling (Men’s 1s). The social committee still needs a social team rep from the Ladies 1s and the men’s 2s, don’t be shy, come and get involved. If you want to become your teams rep or are happy to help with socials or have some great ideas please get intouch with Ange ASAP – Angela.Addow-Hamlin@angels.uk.com

Next Social Event! HHC Christmas  Dinner  

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Saturday 14th  December  2013  @  Kenton  Sports  Club.  

6.30pm for  7pm  dinner.  

Admission -­‐  tickets  only.  £10  pp  –  from  captains.  

3 Course  festive  meal  inc.  Roast  dinner,  Veggie   option  available.        

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