Weekend Match Report Round Up: Saturday 25th March 2023

REDDITCH Hockey Club’s respective teams enjoyed another weekend of mixed fortunes.

The men’s first team won 3-2 at Stourport 2nds whilst the second team were beaten 2-1 at Edgbaston 4ths.

And the women’s first team were beaten 2-0 at Hampton-in-Arden whilst the second team were edged out at the death in a 2-1 loss against local rivals Bromsgrove.


Sutton Coldfield 8ths 1-11 Redditch Men’s 3rds

Redditch’s men’s third team made the trip to Sutton Coldfield with a bare 11 whilst six of their players were under-16.

However, the visitors blew their opponents away with eight first-half goals as Miller Glen opened the scoring after just two minutes when he combined with brother Marshall.

And 13-year-old Theo Cook was next to find the net from a tight angle before Marshall netted following a goalmouth scramble.

Redditch increased their lead when Hadley Kilkenny scored two goals in quick succession after he was left free at the back post.

And Redditch closed out the half in style as Alex Ward struck from a well-worked penalty corner and Marshall scored his second of the game when he pounced on a loose ball.

Kilkenny completed his hat-trick in the second half with another finish at the back post after good work from Marshall.

The home side scored a consolation goal after a mix-up at a free hit before Redditch recomposed themselves as Miller completed a hat-trick of his own from a penalty corner.

And Ward rounded off the scoring with another fine finish from a penalty corner to complete a comprehensive victory.

There were also notable performances from Elliot Ford, Tom Edney, Rob Brown and Chris Young.

Redditch 4ths (Development) 3-5 Stratford 6ths (Development)

Redditch’s emerging players showed plenty of promise in defeat at Stratford as Owen Monroe impressed on debut with a box-to-box display.

His arrival allowed Leo Jones to play further forward and was rewarded with two goals with William Wright also on target.

Redditch Badgers 0-1 Droitwich Badgers

Redditch Badgers were edged out by Droitwich in their final game of the season as the club looked towards next term by fielding some of their younger players.

The average age of the side was just 11-years-old as Jack Rollins was handed a debut to become the 28th player to represent the Badgers this season.

Redditch made a strong start and played the majority of the game in the Droitwich half as Hugo Hook and Ethan Cook played a lovely one-two only for the eventual shot to travel narrowly wide.

The second-half echoed the first as Redditch were met by a stubborn Droitwich side who welcomed the opportunity to defend.

However, despite their dominance, Droitwich snatched the win at the death with a finish through several legs after both sets of players stopped momentarily anticipating a whistle after a coming together of sticks.