Alan Forsyth kick starts Surbiton’s season in style PIC: Tim Reder / Surbiton HC
The Hockey Paper‘s scroll through the weekend in hockey in five tweets
This tweet stuck out the most at Hockey Paper Towers, not least for her daughter’s riposte on the pitch – player of the match no less – after a quite needless sideline comment. We’re guessing that some just don’t like girls mixing it with the boys in case they get showed up. And that clearly includes elders watching on.
Horrified at hockey to hear a spectator ask why a girl was playing with the boys “it’s a boys game” well Freya ended up player of the match so maybe that’s the answer lovely comments from the deeside coach after the game @HeberSport@Tritonhockey@RitualHockey
It was in the late 70s that Georgina Headley played her first weekend hockey with Yateley HC. This weekend, she played with the next generation. Chapeau!
39 years ago played my first Saturday hockey with @yateleyhockey on a bumpy grass pitch. Yesterday played with an awesome set of 14 year olds in their first senior match for @WimbledonHC on a lovely smooth tiger turf! Hope they keep the passion for as long as I have #hockeyforall
We loved this tweet from Nici Gelder, who said it was a “fabulous feeling” to be back playing after an ankle break in March, and even recalling the time.
Having played my first hockey league game on Saturday since my ankle break on 21st March (at c.19.48hrs ????) then having a sports massage yesterday, I’ve spent all today feeling very achy, creaky and bruised. But what a fabulous feeling of being alive it is. #loveit#mojosback
Jonny Gall and Wimbledon’s Ed Horler both spent five minutes on the naughty step after a clash on the pitch. In the second half, Gall was shown a second yellow in the 49th minute, five minutes after Wimbledon’s Michael Hoare suffered the same fate.
Green with envy
The accolades continue for Lena Tice. The Ireland defender has been playing for Harbour Hawks in the New Zealand Hockey League and finished the weekend as champions. She’ll now ply her trade back with UCD this season.