Anchorians 4s

Match date: 14/01/23
Opposition: Gillingham Anchorians 4
Home or away: Away
Result: 4-1
Scorers: Andy Skipper, Nick Porter (2), Boris
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

 


Gravesham and Wellcome Unicorns

Match date: 14/01/23
Opposition: Gravesham and Wellcome Unicorns
Home or away: Home
Result: 9-1
Scorers: Chris Jeffs (2), Charlie Nunn (2), Teva (2), Antao, Carver, Porter
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

Amazing job and a real thrashing of unfortunate Gravesham who are vying with K Sports for bottom spot in the league. New Beccs move up to sixth, just two points behind Marden.

 


Blackheath and Elthamian Highwaymen

Match date: 07/01/23
Opposition: Blackheath and Elthamian Highwaymen
Home or away: Away
Result: 2-2
Scorers: Chris Jeffs, Charlie Nunn
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

A well-contested game that New Beccs couldhave won. All the goals came from penalty corners and the two well-worked routines by the Highwaymen were their only real chances on goal. New Beccs had a number of opportunities in open play and a succession of short corners but could only score from close range after the initial penalty strike was saved. With a big squad on the day, substitutions were a little disruptive and the umpiring was a big issue. Nonetheless, a good result - the second in a row against teams above us in the league, and with former Newbeccsman, Phil Bunker playing for the opposition

 


Sittingbourne 4s

Match date: 10/12/22
Opposition: Sittingbourne 4
Home or away: Away
Result: 2-1
Scorers: Nick Porter, James Johnson
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

 


Marden Russets 7

Match date: 03/12/22
Opposition: Marden Russets 7
Home or away: Home
Result: 1-1
Scorers: Steve Lipscombe
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

A loaded and niggly Marden side went ahead but New Beccs played an extraordinary game and dominated the second half. Steve Lipscombe equalised with just a few minutes to go. Very satisfying.

 


Holcombe Harriers

Match date: 26/11/22
Opposition: Holcombe Harriers
Home or away: Away
Result: 2-3
Scorers:
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

 


Sevenoaks 9s

Match date: 26/11/22
Opposition: Sevenoaks 9s
Home or away: Away
Result: 3-1
Scorers: Steve Lipscombe, Boris (2)
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

Another win for the 3s. The team has only lost one in the last five and now sit in fifth place, just three points off second with a game in hand. New Beccs dominated a good game and should have scored more. The opposition barely troubled Leon in goal, with Hugh, Ray, Dan and Paul Evans sheparding their attacking players handsomely. They were man-marking the 3s forward players quite effectively but the rotating midfield combo of Will Bishop, Johnny Mac, Vincenzo West, Boris and young Luka Jackson making his debut were getting a good supply forward. Beccs' first goal came when the Bishop brothers combined, Danno feeding Will who carried the ball forward to the last defender before slipping a pass to Steve just inside the D. He finished first time past the advancing keeper. Sevenoaks equalised almost immediately but New Beccs' second came before the half time break. It was almost a carbon copy of the first, this time with Steve the provider and Boris striking past the goalie. At the half time teamtalk New Beccs agreed to play the ball from midfield into wide spaces, which provided many more opportunities for New Beccs to attack. A series of short corners followed without success until Boris pulled of his party piece, accepting the injected ball from Andy Skip and smashing the ball in from a tight angle. Luka had a great game, causing all sorts of havoc with Sevenoaks lumbering midfield.

 


Anchorians 3s

Match date: 19/11/22
Opposition: Gillingham Anchorians 3
Home or away: Home
Result: 3-4
Scorers: Andy Skipper, Charlie, Panos
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

 


Sevenoaks 8s

Match date: 1/11/22
Opposition: Sevenoaks 8s
Home or away: Home
Result: 0-1
Scorers:
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

Against a side second from bottom of the league, New Beccs dominated the first 10 minutes and scored early; Richard Skipper placing a deft flick from the left hand side of the D past the keeper. Then things went astray and New Beccs found themselves under the cosh for most of the rest of the game. Folkestone fielded a mixture of wiley veterans with some promnising youngsters. The elder statesmen formed the spine of the team and two of them started to control midfield, whilst a second duo went man-to-man on New Beccs forwards (Nick, Mark, Steve and Panos rotating). New Beccs' passing deteriorated and they struggled to get the ball forward. The defence (Ray, Dan, Paul Evans and Kevin) meanwhile were playing out of their (unmatching) socks to keep the opposition from scoring. Then a break came for the 2s when Steve picked up a bouncing ball at a tight angle to the right of the goal and his shot struck Nick and went in. Although nobody saw it, Nick very honestly (yes, we have since spoken to him about it) confessed that the ball went in of his foot, so celebrations were cut short. Soon afterwards, Folkestone equalised but there was also a foot in the build up to this one, which everybody but the umpire saw. Probably because of Nick's actions earlier, the home side admitted the offence and the goal was struck off. The game finished 1-0 to New Beccs but it was probably one we got away with.

 


Folkestone Optimists

Match date: 12/11/22
Opposition: Folkestone Optimists
Home or away: Away
Result: 1-0
Scorers: Richard Skipper
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

Against a side second from bottom of the league, New Beccs dominated the first 10 minutes and scored early; Richard Skipper placing a deft flick from the left hand side of the D past the keeper. Then things went astray and New Beccs found themselves under the cosh for most of the rest of the game. Folkestone fielded a mixture of wiley veterans with some promnising youngsters. The elder statesmen formed the spine of the team and two of them started to control midfield, whilst a second duo went man-to-man on New Beccs forwards (Nick, James, Steve and Panos rotating). New Beccs' passing deteriorated and they struggled to get the ball forward. The defence (Ray, Dan, Paul Evans and Kevin) meanwhile were playing out of their (unmatching) socks to keep the opposition from scoring. Then a break came for the 2s when Steve picked up a bouncing ball at a tight angle to the right of the goal and his shot struck Nick and went in. Although nobody saw it, Nick very honestly (yes, we have since spoken to him about it) confessed that the ball went in of his foot, so celebrations were cut short. Soon afterwards, Folkestone equalised but there was also a foot in the build up to this one, which everybody but the umpire saw. Probably because of Nick's actions earlier, the home side admitted the offence and the goal was struck off. The game finished 1-0 to New Beccs but it was probably one we got away with.