Fixture: The fifth Annual 1st team festival
Date: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2013
Score: See results below
Venue: Sports Training Village,University of Bath
The fifth Annual 1st team festival took place at the University of Bath sports Training Village on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.
Six men’s and five women’s teams took part in an event that’s designed to provide ideal match preparation for the League season ahead.
Premiership Canterbury showed their pedigree in the men’s event with three wins including a 5-2 defeat of hosts Team Bath Buccaneers on the Saturday. The home side were much improved on the Sunday having most of the play in a 1-1 draw with Southgate.
In the Women’s event Hampstead & Westminster were totally dominant with three comfortable wins. On this form they will be favourites to make promotion to the Investec Women’s East Conference this season from South Premier.
They were too strong on Saturday for the hosts on Saturday but the Buccs new look side improved greatly on Sunday only going down to a last minute goal to lose 0-1 the Barnes.
Organiser Nick Kendall said: “It was another successful weekend’s hockey in excellent playing conditions. This year the standard was very high and I will looking to see how these progress through the League season. We are also grateful for the support of WHUA who provided all the umpires.”
Team Bath Buccaneers men’s start their Now Pensions West Conference campaign on Saturday 14 September with a home fixture with Havant. The match will be played at Millfield School at 12.30pm as part of the schools new pitch opening celebrations.
The Ladies start their West Premier fixtures at home to Plymouth Marjons 14.00 on the 21 September 2013.
Team Bath Buccaneers 2 Canterbury 5
Fareham 4 Robinsons 2
Canterbury 2 Southgate 1
Olton & West Warwick 1 Southgate 2
Fareham 4 Canterbury 5
Olton & West Warwick 4 Robinsons 2
Team Bath Buccaneers 1 Southgate 1
Firebrands 0 Trojans 3
Hampstead & Westminster 10 Team Bath Buccaneers 0
Barnes 1 Bristol Firebrands 1
Hampstead & Westminster 3 Trojans 0
Team Bath Buccaneers 0 Barnes 1
Hampstead & Westminster 3 Firebrands 1
Trojans 2 Barnes 1