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Boys Training Cancelled for Feb 10th

February 10, 2012 Leave a comment

There is still snow on the pitch and no sign of a thaw so we have had to cancel training this week.

The next training will be on Feb 24th.  There are also games for the Under 16s on Sunday Feb 19th – please check your emails for details coming soon


Boys Training Cancelled Feb 3rd

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

All Boys Training Sessions have been cancelled for this evening (Feb 3rd) due to frost.

Please note that training is due to take place on Feb 10th.

No training will take place on Feb 17th due to half term.

Please note these dates carefully as the wrong dates have been published in the handbook.

Boys Training Friday Jan 20th – Catering Update

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Please note that there will be no hot food available on Friday 20th at the club.  The Bar will be open from 5.30 for drinks and snacks.

And the heating is now fixed – so the clubhouse will be warm!

Please also note that the half term break will be on February 17th (and not as advertised in the handbook)

Ben Rhydding Boys win North U16 Indoor Championships

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment

The talented group of hockey players from Ben Rhydding beat all before them in their first attempt at indoor hockey in the North Clubs U16’s championships. They now go forward to represent the North of England in January at the National finals, where they take on the best teams in the country.

Rhydding started slowly as they became accustomed to the surface and rules with a hard fought 1-1 draw against York, their closest North competition. Locke despatched a well earned corner as the game raced end to end. Ross Mcmillan sustained a broken finger defending his goal line and continued to play 6 more very competitive games without realising. Up front Elliot Dowley and Harry Sherlock continued to stretch the game whilst Locke and Alistair Jordan ( C ) continued to thwart their opposition. Cameron Herbert was immense in goal defending against some ferocious corners.

In this game, the squad is critical as rolling subs need to be used to good effect as the game is very physically demanding. Rhydding strength is the depth of squad and it vital to retain the same team strength throughout. At the games mid point a number of players were changed with no loss in strength with Nick Woodhead coming on in the middle, Charlie Austin in defence and Daniel Judkowski and Toby Waring coming on up front. The York game eventually ended 1-1.

Next up were Stockton, who were a plucky side and they were beaten 2-1 with goals from Locke and Waring.

Driffield were then beaten 4-0 with Dowley, Locke, Jordan and Judkowski netting.

The final group game determined who won the table and a draw against Preston after Sherlock’s goal meant Rhydding despite being unbeaten finished second.

That meant a play off against Bowden, a team unbeaten to date and who were looking very strong. Rhydding took the lead twice through Locke and Jordan but despite that Bowden pegged them back with a full time score of 2-2. Into penalty flicks and the pressure was immense! Jordan scored first whilst the Bowden player was saved by Herbert. Locke’s penalty dented the post but did not go in and then Bowden missed again. Up stepped the coolest player of the day and Woodhead slotted the goal under significant pressure to score and see Rhydding progress to the final where they met Stockton.

An early goal conceded meant Rhydding went after the game and continually pressured their opponents. Then from nowhere Dowley started a mazy run down the left and then bulleted a goal into the top of the net on the reverse and the game ended as a draw. Into flick territory again and this time Jordan, Locke scored whilst Stockton only managed one from their set of 3 and Rhydding were crowned North Champions.

BRHC u16 Boys Win 4 from 4

November 20, 2011 Leave a comment

The Ben Rhydding boys had an excellent warm up for next weeks National Cup competition beating some very respectable sides from around the North of England in Yorkshire Youth Hockey League.  Robbie Studholme, Dan Judkowski and Mitchell Welman-Brown really got stuck into theWakefielddefenders and were awarded an early lead through Judkowski.  The midfield ofChris King, Ross McMillan, Alistair Jordan and Elliot Dowley then started to build some very strong possession. The defence of Henry Locke,Alistair Woodheadand Will Powley were able tomarshallany attacks, but their opponents were always dangerous so Cameron Herbert was relied on to pull off some spectacular saves. King and Judkowski each then netted in quick succession and as soon as the deadly Andrew Lorimer entered the fray he was clinical in his goal taking. So a 4 goal margin set Rhydding on their way. 

Callum Carslaw made some very strong tackles when he came on in defence and Josh Till showed great versatility in defence or attack. 

Lorimer scored a hat-trick against Slazengers and Judkowski, Studholme, Till and Wellman-Brown also got on the score sheet. 

Gateshead proved stern opposition and Rhydding found themselves a goal down in a couple of minutes. Then Rhydding turned on the style and played their best hockey to eventually win 4-1 with goals from Lorimer (2), Jordan and Dowley.

Their last opponents Rotherham proved very resilient eventually succumbing to goals from Lorimer again and Studholme.

Next week sees the return of Demy Dowley (current England U16 Assistant Coach) offering some master classes ahead of the final regional round of the EH Cup.

Ben Rhydding Boys U16’s Make a good start in the English Cup

October 2, 2011 Leave a comment

After finishing 3rd last year in this competition Rhydding were keen to make a good start in the early rounds of the EH Cup and they did just that winning their first two games 7-0 and 16-0.

Doncaster are always a strong side and the boys took a while to break them down, going in at half time only 1-0 up after an Alistair Jordan goal. The boys are trying to play the England system successfully adopted by the Mens 1st XI so there is plenty of running and a need for a strong squad. Initially up front Josh Sykes, Chris King and Alistair Jordan made some good in-roads into their opposition with Harry Sherlock and Elliot Dowley bossing the inside channels. Henry Locke, Ross McMillan and Daniel Judkowski, Nick Woodhead ( C ) and Charlie Austin formed an impenetrable back 5. They were only breached occasionally but Cameron Herbert pulled of some unbelievable saves to keep the score sheet to 0 conceded. With players rotating Toby Waring, Harpreet Chaggar, Mitchell Welman-Brown, and Will Powley soon made their presence felt. Second half goals from Sykes, Judkowski, Powley, McMillan, Austin and Chaggar concluded the contest infavour of Rhydding.   Ben Rhydding 7 Doncaster 0

The 2nd game of the competition was against unknown quantity Marton-in-Furness and their goal keeper pulled off some good saves. Fortunately he was unable to contain the boys as they scored 9 in the first half and a further 7 in the last half. Goals from Sykes (2), Welman-Brown, Powley, Jordan, Woodhead (4), Dowley, Locke, Austin (2), Chaggar, McMillan and King confirmed a dominant score line.   Ben Rhydding 16 Marton in Furness 0

Next roudn of games at Ben Rhydding on Nov 27th as follows:

Noon Ben Rhydding v Wakefield 
1.10pm City of York vs Marton-in-Furness
2.20pm Wakefield vs Marton-in-Furness
3.30 City of York vs Ben Rhydding


Great Start for Ben Rhydding Boys in the Yorkshire U16 Hockey League

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Great Start for Ben Rhydding Boys in the Yorkshire U16 Hockey League

Last weekend the boy of Ben Rhydding went to Halifax to play in the first months instalment of the Yorkshire Youth League.

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