Alderley Edge Hockey Club match reports – 05/12/18


The generation game…

AEHC Ladies’ 7s found themselves in the unique position of having their match against Neston 5s umpired by the father and daughter team of Andrew and Annabel Hebb on Saturday.

A former player himself, Andrew regularly umpires in a voluntary capacity, having been supported through his level 1 qualification by the club after Annabel joined as a 10 year-old.

Now 19, Annabel has been a regular member of the Ladies’ 1st XI for several seasons but will shortly be leaving to play and coach in the Victoria State Premier league in Australia before commencing a sport and exercise science degree at Loughborough University next October.

Earlier in the day Annabel was part of the victorious Ladies’ 1st team who travelled to Liverpool and beat Sefton, 3-1, to consolidate their top-four North Premier League position.

The ladies face University of Leeds, who sit just one point behind them, at home next weekend in a crunch match before the Christmas break.

The Men’s 1st outdoor season is now paused for several weeks while all the National League teams turn their attentions to indoor competition.

However, both the Men’s 2s and Ladies’ 2s saw off challenges from Crewe in their respective league games, the men winning 5-3 and the ladies 4-0.

The Ladies’ 3s, 4s, 5s and 6s also all won, while the Men’s 3s and 4s drew their respective games against Sale and Winnington Park 2s.

The 4s draw maintains their unbeaten record in North West Division 4 this season.

The Men’s 5s beat Eiaias, 3-0, at Colwyn Bay.