Trojans Stun Staines
Trojans ladies 1st XI entered the 3rd week of their Investec Western Conference campaign facing a trip to London side Staines.
It didn’t take long for Trojans to take control of the game with Sally Gibson gave T’s the advantage in the 8th minutes.
It was 15 minutes before Trojans and Sally Gibson got a second from a short corner.
The second half started in a similar fashion to the first with Sally Gibson picking up another 2 goals to take her total for the game to 4.
Trojans controlled the game from start to finish and Captain Nyssa Cole completed the 5-0 win scoring from open play in the 70th minute.
The win puts Trojans ladies into 3rdplace in the league with 7 points.
Trojans travel to 6th place Barnes next weekend as they look to continue their recent good form.
Head Coach of the Trojans Ladies 1st XI took to twitter to congratulate his team on their win
“Excellent win today ladies. If we had made the most of our chances it would have been double figures”
Elsewhere Trojans men’s 1st XI played out a 1-1 draw against local rivals Hamble in front of the biggest crowd of the season.
Both sides had chances to win the game however the majority of chances fell to Trojans and it had not been for an outstanding performance from the Hamble goalkeeper Trojans could have run away with the game.
Ian Bassett scored Trojans only goal with a well taken penalty flick.
Trojans top goal scorer James Sordillo received a yellow card late in the second half.
The draw leaves Trojans in 3rd place in Hants/Surrey 2.
Next week see’s the ladies 1st XI travel to mid table Barnes and the Men’s 1st XI host Basingstoke. The game will get underway at 1.30 at Trojans home ground of Stoneham Lane.
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Elsewhere there were also win for the Trojans men’s 2nd XI and Ladies 3rd XI.
The men’s 3rd team secured a 3-0 win with the help of a ‘wonder goal’ from Tim Slade and the Ladies 4’s beat Aldershot and Farnham 2-1 with the winning goal coming in the last minute of the game.
The men’s 6th team could only draw 2-2 with Portsmouth; the goals came from Jeff Shrimpton and Dave Henderson.
Trojans under 18 boys team took on a star studded East Grinstead in the National cup on Sunday.
The game finished 3-0 to Trojans beating a side full of junior internationals including the England under 18 captain.
Elsewhere Trojans under 16’s took control of their league with a convincing 9-1 win over Winchester.
Coach and Ladies 1st XI captain Nyssa Cole used twitter to express her delight:
“Awesome 9-1 win today by @trojanshc U16’s girls. Well done girls.”
Hockey in Southampton continues to be helped by Trojans junior section as they remain not only the dominant force in the region but also a dominant force across the country regularly producing talented hockey players.
Trojans has regularly produced outstanding junior players including Great Britain stars Rob Moore and Olympic Bronze medallist Alex Danson.