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Mens 2nd XI - Match centre

Old Bordenians 2
Blackheath & Elthamians 2
Unknown (5' )
Full time
J Bloomfield (40' ), D Moore (65' )
Sat 14 Oct 14:30 - Men's South Hockey League - Kent Division One


It's always sunny in Sittingbourne

With captain and vice captain both on exotic holidays, some said Seville, others said Lewisham, the photos on WhatsApp were inconclusive. Unsure of their leader's true location the 2s headed to the coast in search of sun and sand of their own.

Without anyone to rein him in this week player/coach/stand in captain Jade Bloomfield shuffled the pack, 6 new faces and a new formation. After an extended warm up the team were ready for action and the game got underway.

Old Bords drew first blood via a short corner that Nathan Bullens did well to save, however he couldn't do anything about the rebound.

Blackheath were a goal behind early on, however there was a lot to be positive about. People were learning each others names, the work rate was high and the chances were coming.

The bell rung for half time, but Blackheath had nothing to show for it yet. Bloomfield bellowed his approval, the game was there for the taking.

Fired up from the team talk Blackheath took matters into their own hands and laid siege to the Old Bords D. A flurry of short corners were awarded and Blackheath sensed something was coming. With his own motivating words still loud in his ear Jade Bloomfield stepped up and guided the ball into the back of the net. The tide had turned.

Both teams had a goal each and wanted more so the game opened up. There was ebb and flow, cut and thrust, plenty of marauding down the wings, and end to end hockey from both teams, but no more goals. With time running out, Dan Moore appeared from no where and unleashed a shot... GOAL. The Marly went wild. Blackheath had come from behind to clinch a deserved win and take the spoils back to London.

MoM went to Nick Charlish for an all action display and the speed of his recovery from landing on his head. DoD was a two horse race between Joe Allen, for hitting the ball into Marly's back, and Will Godsiff, for forgetting his astros, Will clinched it 6-5.

Key moments

Goal Goal for Old Bordenians 2
Goal Jade Bloomfield scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
Goal Dan Moore scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2


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65:00 Goal 1 - 2
Dan Moore scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
40:00 Goal 1 - 1
Jade Bloomfield scores for Blackheath & Elthamians 2
End of period 1
5:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Old Bordenians 2
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Old Bordenians 2
  • Blackheath & Elthamians 2
  • 0
  • Goal 5:00'
  • Jade Bloomfield Goal 40:00'
  • Dan Moore Goal 65:00'

Team selection

Bullens, Nathan Bullens, Nathan
Godsiff, Will Godsiff, Will
Catmur, Fergus Catmur, Fergus
Dow, Scott Dow, Scott
Mills, Rich Mills, Rich
Moore, Dan Moore, Dan
Castelo, Rafael Castelo, Rafael
Jones, Marly Jones, Marly
Lacon-Allin, Tristan Lacon-Allin, Tristan
Bloomfield, Jade Bloomfield, Jade
Allen, Joe Allen, Joe

League round up

Other Kent Division One results

Burnt Ash 2
New Beccehamians 1
Cliftonville 1
Sevenoaks 3
Herne Bay 1
Canterbury [4] 3
Holcombe [4] 2a
Gillingham Anchorians 1
University of Kent 1


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Gillingham Anchorians 1 19 46
2. Blackheath & Elthamians 2 21 42
3. Cliftonville 1 19 40
4. Maidstone 2 19 34
5. Burnt Ash 2 19 30
6. Old Bordenians 2 19 28
7. Canterbury [4] 3 18 26

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