Wimbledon Ladies are top of the table as we approach the finals matches in the 2016/17 Season
Harleston Magpies 30
Hampstead & Westminster 28
Cambridge City 21
St. Albans 21
West Herts 4
Northampson Saints 1
Wimbledon 2 Sevenoaks 0
Saturday afternoon saw a top of the table clash, with both Wimbledon and Sevenoaks on 24 points only separated by goal difference. We knew it was going to be a tough game … more
St. Albans 0 Wimbledon 2
The ladies 1s bagged their fifth win on Saturday at St Albans hockey club.
The first half saw both teams with chances but neither side managed to put the ball into the … more
Wimbledon 2 Horsham 1
Wimbledon travelled away to Horsham this weekend for a mid-table battle. We all knew this was going to be a big match for both teams. Wimbledon started there preparation … more
Wimbledon 1 Cambridge City 0
Saturday saw Wimbledon play in their fifth game of the league against a mid table Cambridge City.
The first half of the game saw both teams have their chances, … more
After 4 particularly inspirational stories Wimbledon Ladies 1s were keen to build on their efforts from the previous week. Dressed in maroon, so as not to clash with the black and white colours of … more
2012/2013 End of Season Report
Pre-season training for the Ladies 1’s started back in July. With 2 months preparation under the team’s belt, a few new players in the squad and a positive attitude the team started the Investec Conference East campaign on Saturday 14th September. Unfortunately the season did not start as hoped, with a 7-0 loss, to the now crowned league champions Holcombe. However, in true Wimbledon Hockey Club style the team were able to pick themselves up and bounce back from this defeat with a 3-1 win over Old Loughtonians the following week.
It was then time for two away games on the trot, and the team had to settle with taking away one point from the two games. Having felt disappointed with this, it was back to home turf where the girls returned to winning ways after a 2-1 win against Ipswich. Some close ties over the next few weeks, with points feeling like they slipped away against East Grinstead and Chelmsford, Wimbledon were left in 8th place at the half way point on 11 points having played nine games.
There were two more games left before the Christmas break, which were key fixtures for ensuring the team moved up the league table going into the long break Christmas break. Firstly, it was time to play Holcombe again. This time the encounter was much closer, but unfortunately Wimbledon were unable to secure any points with a 69th minute goal scored by Holcombe to give them a 2-1 win. It was vital that 3 points were secured from the last game before the break, which involved Wimbledon travelling away to Old Loughtonians. A great team performance made this happen, leaving Wimbledon sitting in 6th place over Christmas.
With a long break, the Wimbledon Ladies were able to prepare well for the league to re-start on the 8th February. The winning ways from pre-Christmas continued with a 1-0 win over Harleston Magpies. However, with a few injuries in the team, the last five games have been a bit up and down, but their last game against St Albans saw the girls putting in an excellent performance and coming away with 3 points! This has left Wimbledon in 5th place with one game left against Chelmsford.
The Investec Conference East League regularly produces some interesting results, with teams from the bottom often beating some of the top placed teams. This makes for a very competitive league, which Wimbledon Ladies 1’s have battled hard in this year. Currently there are 3 points separating 4th and 7th place, so with the last game of the season approaching there is all to play for. Wimbledon have 10th place Chelmsford left to play and are hoping for another 3 points, which could even see them ending in 4th place!
Unfortunately, as with most seasons the team will be losing a few players at the end of the season and we wish them the best of luck in their new endeavours. However, Wimbledon Ladies 1’s hope to build on their 2013/14 performance and will be prepared to compete hard in the Investec Conference East League again next season.