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Match report 26-01-2019

Redditch Mens 1st XI stumbled in the race for promotion from West Midlands Division 1 as they suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Stourport 2nds.Defeat means that the kingfishers remain in 2nd place in the league but now have no cushion over their weekend opponents who join them on 28 points, 6 points behind league leaders Market Drayton. The full league table can be seen at www.mrha.co.uk --> League Tables --> Tier 2 West Midlands Division 1After suffering defeat to Stourport at the start of the season, Redditch were seeking revenge, hoping that home soil would bring them good fortune. However, not for the first time this...

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Match report 11-01-19

Redditch Mens 1st team kicked off 2019 with an important 3-2 victory away at Ludlow.The 2 sides met last month in the knockout England Hockey Tier 3 Championships and in that game Ludlow were victorious, moving into the next round of the competition but Redditch got their revenge in this league fixture.However, much like the rest of this 2018/19 season, Redditch were slow to get going. In the first half, Ludlow were first to every ball and Redditch were careless in possession. At half time the kingfishers were 2-0 down having registered very few chances and without having even won a penalty corner. The second half was much better, the team wo...

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Match Reports 1-12-18

Redditch Mens 1st XI gave their promotion bid a huge boost on Saturday after conquering table topping Market Drayton 3-0 at home.Market Drayton were coming off the back of a 16-0 victory the week before at basement boys Leek 3s and Redditch were aware of their impressive goal scoring record.Early exchanges in the fixture were evenly matched and Redditch only managed to break the deadlock when Chris Thomas got onto the end of an Andy Billingham penalty corner strike to deflect the ball home for his 3rd goal of the season.Redditch shocked their opponents as they doubled the lead before half time with Jacob Beard receiving the ball at the top of...

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Match Report 24-11-18

West Midlands Division 1 has been thrown wide open after Redditch 1st XI picked up a useful 3 points with victory over local rivals Bromsgrove. The result puts the Kingfishers back into a promotion spot but the top 6 are all in contention. This week Redditch play table toppers Market Drayton.PosTeamPointsGoal Diff1Market Drayton25+392Redditch19+193Stourport19+134Ludlow19+125Bournville18+86Bromsgrove17+17It was far from a perfect performance but Redditch showed grit and determination to get the result especially after they once again found themselves behind, 1-0 down after a mistake in the attacking third by captain Adrian Young left the team ...

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Mens Hockey Report & Team Photo 17-11-18

Redditch Mens 1st XI push for promotion from West Midlands Division 1 stuttered at the weekend after suffering a home defeat at the hands of Aldridge and Walsall 1st XI.On paper, this was a game that the kingfisher's would have expected to get points from after 5 victories in a row however, not for the first time this season, Redditch went behind after being caught in possession and the visitors counter attacking at pace, leaving the defence and goalkeeper Joe Cardy exposed.Redditch tried to settle and get themselves back in to the game but too often they found themselves giving the ball away, struggling to get the ball to the forwards and th...

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