Saturday Update – 18th November 2023

Only one more week left of league matches this upcoming weekend, here are the match reports from last weekend.

In a game that both teams needed to win, Vikings A started the stronger against Bacchas A and took the lead. Bacchas then pulled one back but Vikings went back into the lead pretty much immediately. When Vikings went down to ten men, Bacchas managed to pull another back. Some great defending and distribution from the back gave Vikings the better feeling going in at half time. Working as a unit Vikings went 3-2 up and had numerous changes straight after but were unable to convert.
Harry Woods had been quiet in the Viking’s goal in the first 20 minutes of the second half. Some close calls and very unlucky moments meant Vikings just couldn’t get their 4th goal. However, three breaks in the Vikings half led to three Bacchas goals and an unfortunate result for the A team, but now to play for 3rd place.
Sarah Blackman, Alex Andrew and Tom Burrows grabbing the goals for the A team.

The penultimate match for Vikings B was against Ramsey A, who they beat in the first game of the season.
Sadly the outcome wasn’t the same after this meeting, despite Vikings scoring more goals than in any other fixture, Ramsey were clinical and fired 6 past Sam Spooner, who held them at bay and stopped the scoreline being higher!
Alex Andrew with a great hat-trick and another goal from Mia Greenwood were just not enough today.
A good all round team performance though, and lovely hockey played, just hoping that the final game this weekend leads the team to a result they deserve.

The C team were against Castletown Cammags who currently prop up the table having not managed any points this season.
A 3-0 result last time round gave Vikings C optimism for another 2 pts but Castletown pushed them a lot harder this time round with the C team managing to eek out a 3-2 win in a fun and entertaining match.

Another Vikings derby in Mixed Division 2 which was a more comprehensive win than last time for the D team, as they ran away with it in a 13-1 victory.
This result confirmed Vikings D as league winners but sadly also condemns Vikings E to relegation down to Mixed Division 3 for next season.
Vikings D put on one of their best displays of passing all season, with all 13 goals coming from open play, great interchange between defence, midfield and attack resulted in almost every attack leading to a goal and some outstanding finishes from the Vikings D forwards giving Will Hampson in the E team goal little chance of a save.
Katie Errock was the standout player for Vikings D bagging a double hat-trick along with Ian Perry getting a hat-trick of his own and further goals from Jacob Harding (2), Jo Roney and Sam Spooner. Vikings E managing a consolation goal with Rachel Ward seizing on a failure to clear the ball and tapping home at close range.

The U15 team faced Ramsey Rogues and are still without a win after this match finished 4-2 to Ramsey. The U15s produced some great hockey at times, but some confusion during Ramsey short corners led to them going 2-0 down early on, but some lovely passing in midfield led to a breakaway goal for Theo Robertson and then a short corner for Vikings was expertly finished by Henry Stewart to bring the scores level at 2-2 at half-time. More half chances for Vikings in the second half unfortunately were not pout away and Ramsey managed to hit two quick goals in the second half to win this one. A much improved performance for the U15s with Jansen Montalban putting in a tremendous display at the heart of the Vikings defence.