Winchmore Hill & Enfield Hockey Club


By admin March 27, 2019 In 2018-19, Mens

Week 25: M2s secure back to back promotion!

WH&E M2 5 : 1 Stevenage M4

The M2s faced Stevenage at home in the final game of the season, knowing that only a win would keep the promotion dream alive.

However, it was Stevenage who opened the scoring early in the game with a well taken penalty corner slotted past Balazs Endrodi in the Winchmore goal.

WK25-8SWTableAlthough having most of the possession, Winchmore struggled to capitalise and put the ball into the net. Eventually Pete Morton showed the rest of the side how to play as a forward, appearing from behind the defence to burst onto the end of a long ball from a side line hit and deftly deflecting the ball past the keeper to level up the score. Not content with one goal, Peter continued to play with a ferocious intensity and quickly grabbed a second goal to give Winchmore the lead at half time, 2-1.

As the second half began, short corners were again free flowing for the home side and Dominic Smith made it 3-1 with a well finished flick. Leo then scored the fourth having dribbled into the D, the umpires played the advantage following a clumsy stick tackle allowing him to finish with a low reverse stick shot.

The final goal was courtesy of a Joe Small strike from yet another short corner that was slotted home by Asher following a botched clearance from the defence.

As the final whistle blew on the 2019 season a 5-1 victory was a fitting way to end the season, although news had come through that St Albans 8 had narrowly defeated Southgate Tankards Z 3-2 meaning that Winchmore would finish 3rd in the league and miss out on promotion by one place.

That was until the East League decided later that night that 3 teams would be promoted after all! A fitting end to a great season for a new look M2s team, and two promotions in two years!

MOTM – A true team player Peter Morton for excellent attacking play and 2 goals.

DOTD – Southgate for losing to St Albans 3-2 allowing the Tangerines to finish in second place above Winchmore. But then it didn’t matter after all!

Thanks to Michael Dutnall and Adam Machray for umpiring.

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