Ladies enjoy a great finale!

Whilst other clubs had clearly decided that the season was already over, CoP Ladies kept going to the very end and were rewarded in the best possible fashion. Leading the way were the ladies 1st XI, who faced on paper a tricky trip to Cambs Univ to face the students 2nd XI, knowing that a win was needed to seal promotion. Having lost the reverse game 0-1 earlier in the season, and with Long Sutton Read more…

Superheroes party raises £450 for Kidney Research

Simon Roberts’ wife Dawn is running the London Marathon in April, and on Saturday evening she hosted an end-of-season party at the club which raised over £450 for her chosen cause, Kidney Research. With the men’s 2nd XI using the occasion to send their fines money, the bar takings were guaranteed a boost, and there were players, partners and kids there from all teams, with many taking up the challenge of appearing as a Superhero Read more…

Vets make the Final!

Mens Vets today beat Bournemouth with a last-gasp winner to reach the Final of the EH Masters Over 40 Plate! Shayne Andrews coolly converted a flick awarded in the last minute of the game following a heavy stick tackle from behind when it seemed the game was destined to go to a stroke competition to decide the winner.  Earlier, Jon Short had made some outstanding saves to keep the team in the game as Bournemouth Read more…

EHL Hockey back at the Gate for 2011

2-0 was enough to see off Havering and put the title out of reach of Bedford HC. The game was far from a classic  with both teams missing key players, but ultimately CoP were able to find the net leaving Havering to rue some appalling finishing in the D. Captain Gareth Andrew came on for a couple of cameo appearances, to save further damage to his injured ankle, and ended up collecting 2 more goals Read more…

U18 Boys destroy Southgate to march on to Finals Day

With Paul Hillsdon having already intimidated the opposition just by standing still (“have you seen their coach – he’s enormous!” was the quote from the Southgate camp before the game), the CoP U18s took to the pitch knowing that they had not yet turned in the kind of performance of which they were really capable. Fielding a full strength team despite a week of intense hockey games, they found themselves on the back foot for Read more…

City of Peterborough Under 16 Boys – Lost on the Moors

City of Peterborough 1 – 1 Ben Rhydding (Ben Rhydding won 4 – 3 after penalty strokes)   (Scorer: Cameron Heald – P.C.) Coach Mike Yeoman couldn’t really have asked for more from the squad in way they had trained and prepared for this crucial match.  The almost perfect build up over the weekend delivered the boys fuelled, fresh and focused to the foot of Ilkley Moor, where Ben Rhydding Hockey Club sits.  Ultimately, though Read more…

Boys U16 & U18 EH games – Sun 6th March 2011

Sunday 6th March sees both U16 boys and U18  boys in action in the quarter finals of their respective competitions The U16 Boys play away against top Northern side Ben Rhydding, based near Bradford, in a game where the winner will reach the finals weekend of the EH Boys U16 Cup. In the last round, CoP U16 defeated a Harleston Magpies side in the last round fielding 2 England U16 players, and whom Harleston viewed Read more…