Saturday Update – 21st October 2023

Last weekend’s matches resulted in one win , 1 draw and unfortunately 3 losses for our mixed teams.

In the Mixed Premier, Vikings A got off to a flyer and scored quickly via Kim Carney, and had a good few chances all in quick succession, but they failed to convert which left the door slightly open for Celts.
With the ball in the D and a foul from a Celts player, Vikings were waiting on a short corner decision which never came, and Castletown capitalised outnumbering the Vikings players and levelling the score. A bit of a mixed second half and some decisions not going Vikings way left them running out of time to find a winner.

Vikings B team played some of their best hockey yet against Bacchas A, with multiple D penetrations and short corners, however Bacchas were very clinical and made the most of every opportunity in front of goal to leave the B team on the wrong side of a 10-0 scoreline. The B team will be looking for a better result against Harlequins A this weekend.

Our C team came up against top of the table Castletown Southerners, with the Castletown team being rather aggressive in their push for the title.
A number of decision not going Vikings way, and an injury to a key Vikings player from a very physical challenge from a Castletown player left the C team battling for a result.
A hatrick from young Molly Wheeler was unfortunately not enough to get any points this time round with the score ending 4-3 to Castletown.

The D team came away with another 2 points at the weekend against Ramsey Ravens to cement their position at the top of the table.
Vikings pushed and pushed in the first half, scoring 4 goals with Ramsey scoring their only goal of the match.
The second half started well for both teams, but ultimately Vikings came out on top. Ramsey were unlucky during the match and had to contend with having no keeper for the last 10 minutes of the second half, opting to play 11 outfield. 4 more goals were scored before the final whistle, with a Player of the Match performance from Katie Errock scoring 4, Jo Roney with 2, Chris Hyde with 1 and Ian Perry with 1 from a short corner.

Bacchas Colts were the opposition for our E team and a contentious decision to disallow a goal for Vikings, and a penalty flick for Bacchas was the difference between Vikings walking away with at least a point and leaving with nothing from this match as they fell to a 3-2 defeat. Jacob Harding with a well worked goal and then providing an assist for veteran Richie Gelder was just not enough for Vikings E who still remain rooted to the bottom of the table in Division 2.

Next weekend is not far away Vikings !