This is the third of a four part article over the course of the 2018 / 2019 season (Part 1 and Part 2).  We’ve now reached the three quarters point of the season and into the final section of the fixture list.  We’ll be covering the period from Saturday 12th January to Sunday 17th February for all the Senior and Junior Teams.  We’ll look at how each team have got on and also where they are in their respective leagues (if applicable).

Ladies 1st XI

MRHAWL – Midlands Feeder East

After a long break Christmas break the Ladies 1st XI got back into league action in February, and have so far have played three games.  A disappointing draw with Belper and not being able to win against league leaders Repton has left the Ladies remaining in 3rd position, 5 points behind top spot.  With still seven games left in the season there’s still plenty of hockey to play and with results going their way a push for top spot isn’t out of the question.

Record: P3 W1 D1 L1 F4 A5 Pts 4

Overall: P12 W8 D2 L2 F37 A25 Pts 26, 3rd Place (-)

England Hockey Investec Women’s Tier 2 Championships

Round three saw the Ladies face local rivals Loughborough Student Ladies 3rd XI. The ladies came away with a close 3-2 win.  Their next game in round four is away against Lindum Ladies 1st XI on the 24th February.

Record: P1 W1 D0 L0 F3 A2

Overall: P2 W2 D0 L0 F6 A2

Ladies 2nd XI

LRHA Ladies – Premier Division

Again the league didn’t restart until February and the Ladies 2nd XI have only played two games through victory in both has solidified their position in 2nd place.  There are however 7 points behind league leaders Loughborough Students 4th XI, who have only dropped points in one game all season.  With the return fixture against the Students being played in the penultimate game of the season, the Ladies will be hoping to be in a position to make that game count.

Record: P2 W2 D0 L0 F9 A3 Pts 6

Overall: P10 W7 D2 L1 F38 A21 Pts 23, 2nd Place (-)

LRHA Ladies – Plate

After disappointment in the Cup the Ladies bounced back with an impressive 8-0 win again Charnwood Ladies to progress into the semi-finals (fixture date and opponents still be confirmed).

Record: P1 W1 D0 L0 F8 A0

Ladies 3rd XI

LRHA Ladies – Division 1

The Ladies 3rd XI have continued their impressive first season form with another two wins in the first two games of 2019 without conceding a goal.  They remain in 3rd place only 3 points behind top place, however Charnwood Ladies in 2nd place have two games in hand, though still to play the ladies in the return fixture.  So the Ladies have a real chance to push for the top sport in the league which would be a massive achievement in their first season.

Record: P2 W3 D0 L0 F7 A0 Pts 6

Overall: P10 W7 D1 L2 F34 A11 Pts 22, 3rd Place (-)

LRHA Ladies – Cup

An impressive 8-0 win in the first round against Market Harborough 3rd XI, they were then matched against Leicester University 1st XI in the league above them.  With only 10 players they held the University side 0-0 at half-time but eventually lost the game.

Record: P2 W1 D0 L1 F8 A5

Men’s 1st XI

MRHA – T1: Midlands Premier

A solidarity win since the Christmas break hasn’t been able to move the Men’s 1st XI up the table and they remain in 10th place.  A morale boosting win against bottom of the table Boots has been the only points this half of the season.  Mathematically now unable to break into the top four places (which comes National League promotion), the Men will be playing for pride the rest of the season.

Record: P6 W1 D0 L5 F7 A13 Pts 3

Overall: P16 W3 D2 L11 F30 A42 Pts 11, 10th Place (-)

Men’s 2nd XI

MRHA – T1: Midlands 2

The Men’s 2nd XI have continued their rise in the table and now sit in 4th place (which should be promotion in the next league).  Their impressive unbeaten streak of eight games ended in January when Leek came away 5-2 winners.  With tough opposition ahead, they still have to play the top two, it’ll be a challenge which the Men will relish.  They have already beaten Nottingham University who sit third in the table (this side of Christmas) in an impressive 2-0 win, so it’s all to play for.

Record: P6 W4 D0 L2 F17 A12 Pts 9

Overall: P16 W9 D3 L4 F44 A27 Pts 30, 4th Place (+1)

England Hockey Men’s Tier 2 Championships

In the third round the Men were due to play Sutton Coldfield Men’s Men’s 1st XI however due to unforeseen circumstances the team had to concede the game, and thus are out of the competition.

Men’s 3rd XI

MRHA – T2: East Midlands 1

The Men’s 3rd XI haven’t been able to add any points since the Christmas break but have been scoring plenty of goals, though still conceding to many.  Again not playing for the full game has cost the team in which some games could have been converted into points. Still plenty to play for the rest of the season, with some winnable games coming up.

Record: P6 W0 D0 L6 F16 A35 Pts 0

Overall: P16 W2 D1 L13 F36 A81 Pts 7, 10th Place (-1)

Men’s 4th XI

MRHA – T3: North East 1

The Men’s 4th XI have continued their solid start to the first half of the season solidifying their position in 6th place. Whilst getting to the top of the table is probably out of their reach now, they have winnable games which could see they get to at least 5th place, which considering the teams above them would be a great result for the season.

Record: P6 W3 D0 L3 F17 A11 Pts 9

Overall: P16 W7 D1 L8 F46 A38 Pts 22, 6th Place (-)

Men’s 5th XI

MRHA – T3: North East 3

The Men’s 5th XI are another team which have kept par with their league position.  After an impressive run of four victories the team have lost their last two games to top of the table sides.  Again with seven games left there is still time for the team to push into the upper part of the table.

Record: P5 W3 D0 L2 F20 A11 Pts 12

Overall: P15 W9 D0 L6 F55 A41 Pts 27, 5th Place (-)

Men’s 6th XI

MRHA – T3: North East 4

With three wins in the first four games of the second half of the season has seen the Men’s 6th XI move into 4th place in the league. With five games to play including playing teams above them, they have a chance to get as high as of at least 3rd place.

Record: P5 W3 D0 L1 F14 A4 Pts 6*

Overall: P13 W7 D1 L5 F35 A24 Pts 7*, 4th Place (+2)

Mixed XI

England Hockey Mixed Tier 1 Championships

The mixed team lost a close game 2-1 to Rugby & East Warwickshire Mixed XI and exit the competition.

Record: P1 W0 D0 L1 F1 A1

Overall: P2 W1 D0 L1 F6 A4

U16 Boys

England Hockey Junior Championship – U16 Boys Tier 2

In a division of five other teams, the boys have played one game, a close 1-0 lose to Beeston. The other game against Ramgharia (Derby) the away team conceded the game.  They play the last game in the league in March against Burton.

Record: P4 W2 D1 L1 F11 A3 Pts 7, 3rd Place


Friendly Tournaments

The junior sides play 7-a-side half pitch games, with games lasting usually about 15 minutes. So far:

  • U10 Boys & U10 Girls have taken part in one tournament.
  • U8 Juniors have taken part in two tournaments.

Upcoming in March will be the County Championships for the U12 Boys and Girls & U10 Boys and Girls.

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