This is the final part of a four part article over the course of the 2018 / 2019 season (Part 1Part 2 and Part 3).  We’ve now reached the end of another season, and we’ll be covering the period from Saturday 23rd February to Saturday 13th April for all the Senior and Junior Teams.  We’ll look at how each team have got on and also where they finished in their respective leagues / cup competitions (if applicable).

Ladies 1st XI

MRHAWL – Midlands Feeder East

In a strong position to push for automatic promotion in the remaining six games, the Ladies 1st XI started well winning the first two games.  A slight dent was put in their promotion push when they drew but two more wins put them right back on track.  The fifth game of the run in saw them play 2nd place University of Nottingham, which they lost 2-1.  So it all came down to the last game of the season, a win and 1st place Repton beating 2nd place Nottingham University would see the Ladies get automatic promotion. The Ladies did their bit with a win but Nottingham upset Repton meaning Nottingham finished 2nd place on goal difference.  All was not lost as a 3rd place finish meant the Ladies were in the Midlands Division 2 playoffs.

Record: P6 W4 D1 L1 F19 A9 Pts 13

Overall: P18 W12 D3 L3 F56 A34 Pts 39, 3rd Place (-)

MRHAWL – Midlands Division 2 Playoffs

After missing out on 2nd place in the league and automatic promotion, the Ladies 1st XI still had chance to gain promotion via the playoffs which saw the last team in Midlands Division 2 (Tamworth 1st XI) and 3rd place in the Midlands Feeder West (University of Birmingham 4th XI) all play each other in one day.  In the first game Ladies drew 1-1 against Birmingham but took the win on flicks 3-1.  There next game against Tamworth was another tight game ending 1-1 and going to flicks.  After 5 rounds it 3 flicks each, which then meant sudden death.  Unfortunately it wasn’t too be a double promotion in back to back season’s as the Ladies eventually lost 8-7 on flicks.

Record: P1 W1 D0 L1 F2 A2

England Hockey Investec Women’s Tier 2 Championships

What an exciting ride for the Ladies 1st XI in the Cup competition saw them play two dramatic games in the quarter and semi-final rounds. At home to Clifton Robinsons 3rd XI saw the game end 1-1, and with no extra time being played the game moved straight onto flicks.  Roared on by a strong home crowd saw the Ladies come out winners 3-2 on flicks.  Onto the semi-final which saw them play Loughborough Student 2nd XI who are two divisions above them.  Going in as the underdog didn’t seem bother the Ladies as with a big away crowd behind them they scored first, though a tight game ended 2-2.  Again straight onto flicks and after 5 rounds it was 4-4, so sudden death.  It only took one more round as the Students came out winners and it wasn’t to be a Cup Final appearance for the Ladies, though they came so close.

Record: P2 W1 D0 L1 F7 A7

Overall: P4 W3 D0 L1 F13 A9

Ladies 2nd XI

LRHA Ladies – Premier Division

After being promoted from Division 1 last year, the Ladies 2nd XI excelled this season finishing 2nd overall to a strong Loughborough Students 4th XI.  Whilst it was always going to be a challenge catching up to the title winners the Ladies put in a strong last six games winning four and narrowly losing to the Students 2-1.

Record: P6 W4 D1 L1 F22 A4 Pts 13

Overall: P16 W11 D3 L2 F60 A25 Pts 36, 2nd Place (-)

LRHA Ladies – Plate

After an impressive first win in the plate the Ladies 2nd XI beat Ashby 2nd XI 3-1 in the semi-final to go through the final.  In the final the Ladies faced Market Harborough 2nd XI who they beat 3-0 to win the Plate final.  Pictures of the winning team are in the 2018 / 2019 Season Gallery.

Record: P2 W2 D0 L0 F6 A1

Overall: P3 W1 D0 L0 F14 A1, Plate Champions

Ladies 3rd XI

LRHA Ladies – Division 1

If you’d have asked the team if they have finished in 2nd place this year at the start of the season, they would have taken it.  Well in the last six games the Ladies 3rd XI even pushed for top spot beating eventual league winners Charnwood Sileby 3-1 at home and their only loss coming to mid-table Ashby 2nd XI (2-1), whilst the other four games they won without conceding a goal.  So finishing runners-up was a great achievement for a team in their first season. As yet it’s not been confirmed whether they will get promotion to the Premier Division for next season.

Record: P6 W5 D0 L1 F22 A3 Pts 15

Overall: P16 W12 D1 L3 F56 A14 Pts 37, 2nd Place (+1)

Men’s 1st XI

MRHA – T1: Midlands Premier

As mentioned in the last part the Men’s 1st XI couldn’t push for the National League promotion spots.  They did however end the season with some good results including one win and two draws which meant they remained in a 10th place to finish the league in.  Whilst expectations were high at the start of the season and results didn’t go according to plan it was always going to tough with all teams in the league stepping up their game with the lure of the National League at stake.

Record: P6 W1 D2 L3 F13 A19 Pts 5

Overall: P22 W4 D4 L14 F43 A42 Pts 16, 10th Place (-)

Men’s 2nd XI

MRHA – T1: Midlands 2

Sitting in 4th position with six games to go, the Men’s 2nd XI stood in a great position to push for promotion.  However, it wasn’t to be as they were unable to pick up any points in five of their last six games.  Still a win in the last game of the season meant they finished the league in 6th place and thoughts of what could have been.

Record: P6 W1 D0 L5 F13 A35 Pts 3

Overall: P22 W10 D3 L9 F57 A60 Pts 33, 6th Place (-2)

Men’s 3rd XI

MRHA – T2: East Midlands 1

After a disappointing run of six loses the Men’s 3rd XI bounced back with some impressive results in the season run-in.  Winning three games and a draw, which for missed chances should have been a fourth win, they finished strong.  It was always going to be a tough league but over the course of the season the team continued to battle and never give up which they were duly rewarded with the results in the last six games.

Record: P6 W3 D1 L2 F15 A10 Pts 10

Overall: P22 W5 D2 L15 F51 A91 Pts 17, 10th Place (-)

Men’s 4th XI

MRHA – T3: North East 1

The Men’s 4th XI have finished the season dropping one place to finish in 7th.  They picked up two wins, though the three losses did come against teams higher in the league including league winners Loughborough Student 4th XI.

Record: P6 W2 D1 L3 F16 A20 Pts 7

Overall: P22 W9 D2 L11 F62 A58 Pts 29, 7th Place (-1)

Men’s 5th XI

MRHA – T3: North East 3

The Men’s 5th XI are another team which have kept par with their final league position. With four solid wins they only lost to league winners Nottingham 4th XI and North Notts 4th XI who finished in 4th place.

Record: P7 W4 D1 L2 F22 A16 Pts 13

Overall: P22 W13 D1 L8 F77 A57 Pts 27, 5th Place (-)

Men’s 6th XI

MRHA – T3: North East 4

A strong end to the season saw the Men’s 6th XI pick up three wins to end in the season in 4th place, one point behind 3rd place.  Their two losses were to run away league winners Beeston 7th XI and runners up Leicester City 1st XI.

Record: P5 W3 D0 L2 F21 A16 Pts 9

Overall: P18 W7 D1 L5 F56 A40 Pts 25*, 4th Place (-)

U16 Boys

England Hockey Junior Championship – U16 Boys Tier 2

In a game they dominated the boys were unlucky not to come away with a win in their final game of the season, as Burton scored a late equaliser.  However, the good news was that the team had qualified for regional finals.

Record: P1 W0 D1 L0 F1 A1 Pts 1

Overall: P5 W2 D2 L1 F12 A4 Pts 8, 2nd Place

Regional Finals: England Hockey Junior Championship – U16 Boys Tier 2

The team travelled to Stone Hockey Club to for the Regional Finals day.  After rocky start losing to Lichfield 4-1, the boys bounced back to beat Chester 2-1 and finished second in the group.  They lost a close game 2-1 to Timperly in the 3rd / 4th place playoff, though on another day with bounces going their way it could have been different.  Overall a really good season for the boys being able to the regional finals.

Record: P3 W1 D0 L2 F4 A7, 4th Place


Friendly Tournaments

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

U12 Boys

  • Played in a friendly tournament
  • Played in the County Championship and progressed out of the group stages, eventually finishing in 4th position.

    U10 Boys

    • Played in the County Championship
    • Played in a friendly tournament

    U10 Girls

    • Played in a friendly tournament
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