Hockey teams

Ladies 2nd X1

Ladies 2nd X1

Competitions
Midlands Regional Womens League
ManagerChris Glover
CaptainSophie Glover
Home strip: Black Shirts, Black Shorts/Skorts, Gold Socks
Away strip: White Shirts, Black Shorts/Skorts, White Socks

MIDLANDS PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2012/13 & 2013/14

Captains Report 2013/14 Season by Sophie Glover

The season for the Ladies 2nd XI has once again been a successful and enjoyable one.  This season saw a big change in players, with only 8 of the squad from last year playing more than half our league games.  This was due to players moving in to the 1st team, moving to pastures new or having babies!  This had its own challenges, but we were lucky enough to have a very strong pool of players to draw from.  Over the season, in the cup and the league we used 51 players, 44 in the league alone!  
 
By the close of the season, we reached the semi-final of the 2nd XI Cup and were again Midlands Premier League Champions. This made us the first team to win the league back-to-back in over ten years and the first 2nd team to ever win it twice.  We managed to finish the league with more points than last year claiming the title with two games to go. The winning margin of 10 points was the highest since 2006.  We scored 86 goals in total from 23 different goal scorers, showing our breadth!  We conceded just 20 goals in 23 matches and before Christmas we had not conceded a goal from open play by an opposing player!
 
We were the highest placed 2nd team in the league structure over the course of a full season, and should we have been eligible, we would have once again earned National League status.
 
None of this would have been possible without the amazing team that we had this year and all the hard work that we put in on the pitch.  Specifically, I would like to say a big thank you to Ali Bicker, Heather Morris and Nic Jenner who have provided invaluable support across the season, on and off the pitch.  I would also like to wish those that are moving on, all the best and look forward to welcoming back some familiar faces next season.  Finally, a massive thank you to our coach Chris Glover, who worked extremely hard to get the best out of us all, help us to improve as individuals and a team and enjoy our hockey.
 
Looking forward to next season already!
 

View archived results

Date Time Fixture Opponent Result Match report
28 Sep 2013 00:00 Home Leicester 2 Win 3 - 1 View
28 Sep 2013 10:00 Home Leicester Win 2 - 1 View
5 Oct 2013 00:00 Away Belper 1 Win 2 - 1 View
5 Oct 2013 12:00 Away Belper Win 2 - 1 View
12 Oct 2013 10:00 Home Olton & West Warwicks Win 15 - 0 View
19 Oct 2013 10:00 Home Cannock Draw 1 - 1 View
26 Oct 2013 12:00 Away Harborne Win 2 - 1 View
3 Nov 2013 00:00 Home Loughborough Students Ladies 2s Win 4 - 2 View
9 Nov 2013 10:00 Home University of Birmingham Win 2 - 0 View
16 Nov 2013 11:30 Away Matlock Win 2 - 0 View
23 Nov 2013 10:00 Home North Staffs Win 3 - 1 View
30 Nov 2013 10:00 Home Sutton Win 5 - 1 View
1 Feb 2014 12:00 Away Leicester Win 4 - 2 View
8 Feb 2014 10:00 Home Belper Loss 2 - 4 View
15 Feb 2014 12:00 Away Olton & West Warwicks Win 5 - 0 View
22 Feb 2014 12:00 Away Cannock Draw 1 - 1 View
1 Mar 2014 10:00 Home Harborne Win 3 - 1 View
8 Mar 2014 12:00 Away University of Birmingham Loss 0 - 1 View
15 Mar 2014 10:00 Home Matlock Win 1 - 0 View
22 Mar 2014 12:00 Away North Staffs Win 5 - 1 View
29 Mar 2014 12:00 Away Sutton Win 4 - 1 View

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