Promoted to Hampshire/Surrey Division 1 in 2015/16
2015/16 winners of EH Vase and Hampshire/Surrey Regional Division 2
Captain: Rob Dilworth
Coach: Mo Rahman
League: Hampshire / Surrey Regional Division 1
Current Position: 3
Total Goals: 1785
Total Cards: 295
LATEST MATCH REPORTS
vs Woking - 11 Feb 2017
Home Score: 1 - Opposition Score: 2
Match Result: Loss
In a very tight league both Woking and Haslemere were looking to secure a victory at the weekend to help guarantee survival. Haslemere were close to full strength so, despite the conditions, were hopeful of 3 valuable points.
Unlike the visitor, Woking began the game well, applying pressure straight from the start and catching the Haslemere team off guard, moving the ball quickly and accurately – from stick to stick. As a result, Woking managed to grab the first goal with a man free in the D who put the ball past Nick Bull with the Haslemere defenders still scratching their heads. It did not get much better for Haslemere 5 minutes later when caught very high up the pitch Woking broke again and ran through to pass around the keeper and go two up.
Haslemere came to life and after began to create chances through their midfield line of Andy Major, Robert Grech, Elliott Hall and Campbell Hancock. The Woking defence remained defiant holding out and clearing their lines - attack after attack.
However, it was not long after coming on that Andy Powell grabbed Haslemere the goal they needed to get back into the game, from a long corner Powell received the ball from Rob Grech and smashed it into the goal. Now at, 2-1 Haslemere looked to get the game back on level terms before the end of the first half but to no avail.
Haslemere knew at halftime that they had to maintain their intensity and keep the pressure on Woking who had been kept very quiet since the opening minutes of the game. The second half continued in the same fashion the first had finished, with lots of attacking play by Haslemere but the final finish was lacking with forwards Nic Cope, Barney Green, Andy Powell and Hugo Chandler all coming close.
Other chances came from short corner routines with the Woking keeper making himself large and pulling off some fantastic saves. Woking worked had and their resilience in defence paid off when the final whistle blew. Both teams had worked hard with some fantastic individual performances from the two sides. Haslemere host Fareham this weekend in a must win game.
vs Basingstoke - 28 Jan 2017
Home Score: 2 - Opposition Score: 2
Match Result: Draw
HHC Mens 1st XI vs Basingstoke Match Report - 2-2 draw
A hard fought game saw Graham Stopher scored a superb last-minute equaliser for Haslemere HC as they drew 2-2 with Basingstoke in a pulsating clash.
Haslemere’s goal scoring started with Nic Cope, A fine move down the right hand side found Hugo Chandler free in the D, with good composure he found Cope on the back post waiting with anticipation. He sent the ball goalwards but with heroic defending kept the ball out only for the umpire to deem that it hit the defenders body, clearing stopping a goal scoring opportunity. A flick was rewarded and Cope converted.
Basingstoke were quick on the break but were not rewarded for their efforts as Man of Match Nick Bull was hard to beat, a one on one in the second half a particular highlight, he spread himself largely and stopped the Basingstoke forward in his tracks.
The home team looked to have claimed the points when Grant Rouse scored in the 53rd minute, after Dean Record had earlier cancelled out a magnificent flick from Nic Cope.
Haslemere equaliser came from a short corner, within the dying seconds of the game Haslemere were rewarded a short corner, whilst the team were setting up the full time whistle blew, with the score at 2-1 it was now or never from the men in blue. After having the first effort saved the ball fell to Chris fox, who coolly placed the ball back post for a waiting Stopher, and with one swoosh of his stick the ball was in the roof of the net and the celebrations begun.
Haslemere now have an exciting fixture ahead of them with Top of the league London Accidmicals visiting Woolmer Hill
vs Chichester - 14 Jan 2017
Home Score: 3 - Opposition Score: 1
Match Result: Win
Haslemere back on track
After a short Christmas break, Haslemere Men’s 1st XI were back in action this weekend looking to build on a mediocre start to the campaign. The opposition was bottom place Chichester 2’s, who themselves were looking to improve.
The first half was very much a midfield battle with both teams surrendering possession and neither really getting a strong hold on the game. Both teams with half chances and a couple of penalty corners each but lacking the quality, ending a drab half 0-0.
Haslemere took the game to Chichester in the second half and were soon to be rewarded. A fine move was finished off by Andy Powell with a typical poachers finish to put the visitors 1-0 and it was soon doubled. Chichester came forward in search for that equaliser and Haslemere broke and won a penalty corner. The supreme Chris Fox stepped up and slotted it bottom corner, 2-0 to Haslemere!
The game continued to sway to and fro with both teams once again attacking and committing players forward. It was on an attack down the right hand side when the ever mercurial Aly Gloak slapped into the D for Hugo Chandler to grab his second for the club with a neat finish at the first post. 3-0 now and with not long to go Haslemere were in the driving seat.
However, this did not stop the home side who peevishly never gave up and managed to get themselves on the scoresheet. Bejay Rainger deflected in and made Haslemere work hard to hold on to the lead in the dying moments. Even after Haslemere were down to 10 men for a late challenge by Fox, Chichester were unable to find a second goal, finding Nick Bull, the blues number 1 in fine form. A dazzling debut by 18 year old South African starlet Jarrryd Brown was a highlight for the blues as they came away with all 3 points.
Sitting in 5th position Haslemere host Wanderers next week at Woolmer Hill.
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