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.....and we're back in business

By Alasdair Samways

Full hockey fixtures this weekend (24th/25th Feb)

After a winter almost as long as the wait for the next season of GOT, all our teams return to action this weekend in national and district league fixtures:

Our Ladies 1sts had a difficult local derby against our cousins at Granite City last weekend and managed to secure the win thanks to a goal from Sophie Hill in her debut season. Sophie is another product of the talented Hill Hockey Academy and in scoring her first goal ever for the 1st XI in a National League game she will have taken the shine of the return of travelling Tom a little bit! Here's hoping she can add to her goal scoring tally this weekend.

Our Men's 1sts had a difficult double header weekend with some players missing and against difficult opposition but managed to secure all 6 points from the weekend and celebrated by extra plyo work and followed by a post-training yoga recovery session.....things have certainly changed from our post-training recovery session at the College Bar when I was a lad! This weekend they face a very tough away fixture against fellow promotion / title hopefuls Perthshire and have a somewhat depleted side due to stag commitments.

Locally the L2 face a trip up to Inverness the morning after the Calcutta Cup which will be a difficult trip; the Ladies 3rds and Mens 4ths both welcome the respective Aberdeen Uni 4 XIs to Pelican Park. The league topping Men's 3rds dust down their title challenge against GCW2 the result of which could play a factor in the title race decision. The developing Mens' 5ths travel south to Porty to take on Aberdeenshire South and last but not least, the ever-changing M2 welcome Highland 2 down from Inverness.

Many thanks in advance to all those who have volunteered to umpire this weekend. Please keep you eyes on the website for info on upcoming on pitch and off pitch events (see bottom of this article).....

Saturday 24th Feb:
L1 v AU (away - 12 noon, ASV)
M1 v Perthshire (away - 1pm, Kilgraston)
M3 v GCW2 (away - 3pm, ASV)

Sunday 25th Feb:
L2 v Highland (away - Inverness)
L3 v AU4 (home - 11am)
M4 v AU (home - 11am)
M2 v Highland 2 (home - 1230)
M5 v Aberdeenshire South (away - 2pm, Portlethen)

Upcoming events:

Saturday 3rd March: Gin Tasting Event @ Seafield club (over 18s only) - friends and family welcome, £20pp (see Alex Walker for more info, a new social event to our calendar and promises to be a great night)

Saturday 10th March: 1st XI Supporters day @ Countesswells (mini club day event, come and support our L1 and M1 and Rugby M1)

Saturday 24th March: Super Saturday @ Countesswells (RGC + GHC + GRFC + Gordonians Bones, Drat & Ping Pang Pong clubs all playing)

Updated 12:35 - 23 Feb 2018 by Alasdair Samways

Where next?

Weekend Line Up! Men and Women's 1st XI back in action.


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