Dartford Ladies 1s

Match date: 25/09/21
Opposition: Dartford Ladies 1s
Home or away: Away
Result: 5-1
Scorers: Helen Seal
Man/ Woman of the Match Daisy Rideout and Fionna Turner
Match Reporter Florence Farley

Back to hockey with a bang!

It was great to get back on the hockey pitch and with the 3s game cancelled the 2nd XI were boosted by the 3rd XI players who played their socks off.

Mention should be made to Daisy in her debut for New Beccs, who had her knee ‘pop out’ and, after a short break to ‘pop’ it back in, she got back on the pitch and had an awesome game at the back! We also welcomed back on pitch, Fionna, who looked like she had never been away! A big thank you to Lizzy Loader for turning up even though she ‘declined’ on Teamer. She was suffering but gave her all. We started well and had more of the ball in the first half, made their goalie work hard but just could not make it count. Dartford had a break and got their first goal and by half time had another. Our heads did not go down and we battled on. When H rocketed in our first goal it looked like we could get it back. However, Dartford had other ideas and piled on the pressure and although there were many saves, another three got by. The game was played in great spirit and it is only the first game of the season so onwards and upwards. Play like this every week and our rewards will come

 


Training begins for the new 2021/22 season

We have begun our training over the last couple of weeks, at the moment it is taking place on Monday nights from 7-8pm for Men and Women @ HSBC Sports club.  NB. The time may change later in the season when HSBC is fully open again.

This is free for all club members.

As in previous seasons you can use the excellent facilities of HSBC Sports club for changing or showering.

See you there!


New Beccs Club Shop - NOW OPEN!

Our clubshop is now open, click on the below link to go straight to the club page

www.akumashops.com/newbeccshc

Please contact Claire (Ladies) or James (Mens) about shirt numbers if you don't know what yours is


Return to Hockey - COVID-19 guidelines

Update from  our chairman
Just this last Thursday we had a committee meeting to prepare for the upcoming season. Fortuitously a couple of hours before that meeting England Hockey announced that they had moved to Stage 5 which is effectively a full  return to competitive league hockey. This is great news as otherwise we would be limited to only playing ‘local’ friendlies.
Not everything is normal though. The social side of hockey will be severely limited. HSBC is not yet open to non members and as such we will be playing home games away from our normal ground until such time as the HSBC Astro becomes bookable again. In addition we will not be providing opposition teas at HSBC and unfortunately we will not enjoy similar hospitality when we travel. There are some very limited changes to the actual game. For example ‘not picking up the ball’ as I hope most would not anyway!. And finally new track and trace record keeping requirements.
Please can you make sure that you cooperate with the new rules and guidance. Your captains will brief you before each game. Please help making their lives easier
For the latest information on 'Return to Play Guidance' go the england hockey website via the below link:
Stay Safe
Dan Bishop
Chairman


Mens 2's win promotion

During trying times I am pleased to report some good news, that New Beccs Mens 2s have successfully managed to secure promotion by finishing 2nd in their league, just missing out on top spot on goal difference.

Unfortunately we don't know where that league will be due to the changes proposed by UK Hockey and the ongoing discussions, but whichever league it is they will rise to the challenge and be raring to go in September!

 


Mens 3s v K Sports (Cobdown)

Match date: 14/03/20
Opposition: K Sports (Cobdown)
Home or away: Home
Result: 4-1
Scorers: Matt Smith (1), Josh Slater (3)
Man/ Woman of the Match Wynn Roberts
Match Reporter Jon McIver

NHBC's 3rds final home game of the season, played in a slightly surreal fin du siècle atmosphere at a near deserted Lennard Road with almost every other team game at the club cancelled. End of an era for Wynn Roberts too, with (probably) his final game for NBHC after many years and even more goals for the club and its predecessors – his contribution will be remembered by all.

The Cobdown 4s is clearly their development side and they were much improved from the side we beat five nil in the reverse of this fixture in November – there are a lot of them, with coaches and supporters, and obviously a lot has been spent on their perfectly matching kit, but if you don’t play in a tight formation at this level, winning matches is hard.

NHBC 3rds do however play in a tight formation and consequently have only lost three competitive games all season, and were in no mood to lose this one. We started the game confidently and pushed Cobdown firmly back into their half but as always struggled to score against a team with 11 men behind the ball, in spite of having Andy Skipper back for his first game in five months. Gradually however we managed to make progress simply by widening the formation and getting behind the Cobdown defence. The first goal came from precisely that, the ball was moved quickly out of defence, up the right wing, across the goal and onto the stick of Matt Smith who gratefully knocked it home.

For the rest of the half we huffed and puffed, Wynn came on and within a few minutes of his (probably) last appearance was given a ball on the end of his stick which he unluckily knocked against the post. The half time team talk focused on the lack of goals – at only one nil we are always vulnerable. Against Ashford the week before the same thing had happened and they had ragged (literally, their striker clearly kicked the ball in and then celebrated like Maradona, embarrassing) an equaliser in spite of us having 80% possession.
The team talk seemed to work and we went into the second half re-invigorated and Josh scored a well-deserved goal after a few minutes. A second from him seemed to put the game out of reach, but Cobdown were not finished and finally seemed to start playing the ball onto their attackers from deep in midfield. A mix up on the left and a pass to their main striker resulted in Cube rushing out of his goal to kick the ball clear, unfortunately he kicked it straight to their other striker who rounded him and slotted home. Cobdown subsequently got a few short corners but another swift attacking NBHC move enabled Josh to get his hat-trick from Andy's skied shot and the game was over.
No handshakes but congratulations all round, we finish the league a firm third.

 


Ladies 3s v Faversham Ladies 1st XI

Match date: 29/02/20
Opposition: Faversham Ladies 2s
Home or away: AWAY
Result: 1-2
Scorers: Hannah Mitchell (1)
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Chris Mitchell

Awful journey down in storm Jorge with persistent heavy rain then eased for play- but it was still freezing!
Early first 90 secs saw a great goal from our Captain Hannah from a short corner.

Then Faversham fought back for a 1-1 score line. There was lots of great New Beccs play and we were very unlucky that the balls through didn’t materialise into goals.

Second half started well again lots of promising runs from Tania, Lynne, Kim, Harriet and Lizzy.
Charlotte working hard in goal keeping as many out as possible as always, unfortunately a good run through and great strike saw Faversham get their second winning goal.

A hail storm signalled the end of the game, and really the right result a good game all round.

Well done all, now time to dry off in the warm and dry the match sheet on the nearest radiator!!

 


Ladies 3s v Meopham Ladies 2s

Match date: 22/02/20
Opposition: Meopham Ladies 2s
Home or away: Home
Result: 2-2
Scorers: Lily Rideout (1), Tracie Cullen (1)
Man/ Woman of the Match Charlotte Pluckrose
Match Reporter Chris Mitchell

Ladies 3’s faced the in-form Meopham in what turned out to be one of the best games of the season. Meopham took an early lead but Lily equalised for us with a superb solo goal. Meopham scored again to lead at the break but our barn storming second half performance was rewarded when Tracie made it 2-2 near the end.
There were excellent performances all over the park but Charlotte was the unanimous player of the match with a mixture of skill and bravery keeping the opponents attackers at bay for most of the game.

The Ladies 3’s are now unbeaten since November and now sit 5th in the table and with three games to go, a top three finish is still on the cards

 


Ladies 3s v Burnt Ash Ladies 6s

Match date: 08/02/20
Opposition: Maidstone Ladies
Home or away: Home
Result: 4-1
Scorers: Hannah Mitchell (1), Tania Mathews (1), Harriet Nunn (1), Lynne Eve (1)
Man/ Woman of the Match Tania Mathews
Match Reporter Chris Mitchell

The Ladies 3’s returned to winning ways after three consecutive draws. An even opening eventually saw us take the lead when Hannah scored with a great hit from a short corner.

Harriet made it two early in the second half after great play from Tania before Lynne put the game beyond doubt with our third soon after. Tania made it four when she fired home another short corner routine and although Burnt Ash pulled one back late on the Ladies 3’s held out for one of their best results of the season.

 


Ladies 3s v Maidstone

Match date: 01/02/20
Opposition: Maidstone Ladies
Home or away: Home
Result: 3-3
Scorers: Lily Rideout (1), Harriet Nunn (1), Jennie (1)
Man/ Woman of the Match Harriet Nunn
Match Reporter Chris Mitchell

A competitive and tough first half saw us go in 2-1 down at half time with Lily scoring our goal. However, an excellent second half performance was rewarded with goals from Harriet and Jennie on her debut to put us 3-2 up with just seconds remains. However, we were denied a deserved win when Maidstone scored an equaliser with the last hit of the game.
A great game played in good spirits and on reflection a draw was probably a fair result.