Steyning and Northolmes Hot in the Hock

14 Nov 2018

Steyning A and Northolmes A were the only teams to secure maximum points from the opening week of the Horsham District Primary Schools Hockey League that took place last Friday at Tanbridge House School. 15 teams arrived on the Astro pitch at Tanbridge House School eager to impress and put into practice the hockey skills they have been learning back at school. The teams were randomly drawn in to three groups with matches played on a round robin basis giving every team four matches in the first of three league meetings that will take place before Christmas and played out in cold but dry conditions.

Northolmes A were the standout team in group 3 as they finished on 20 points following four straight victories doing so without conceding a single goal. Their outstanding performances were helped by Harry, Lucas and Adam who all got hat tricks on the evening. In second place were Steyning B who won two games, drew one and lost one to finish with 14 points. They started off the evening slowly with a goalless draw against North Heath A and a narrow 1-0 loss against Northolmes A but came back to win their last two games.

At the lower end of the table both Kingslea C and Northolmes B finished with six points. As both teams finished with exactly the same number of points, same goal difference, same number of goals scored, same number of goals conceded and when they met each other they played out a 0-0 draw their position was decided on the drawing of lots which fell the way of Kingslea C who finished fourth with Northolmes B in fifth.

The second league meeting takes place on Friday 23rd November where promotion and relegation issues will be decided in advance of the third and final meeting which takes place on Friday 7th December where the winning team will be crowned champions and at this stage there are a number of teams in contention.