Team Mixed Team
Opponent Solihull Bossomfield Mixed Team
Date November 19, 2023
Result Win
Score 4 – 2

City of Birmingham Mixed XI 4-2 Solihull Blossomfield Mixed Team

Goalscorers: Caz, Jess and Jeevan Chagger x2

A Club first, entering the England Hockey Mixed Championships. played at the Doug Ellis. A squad of 13 turned out with lots of spectator support. Early on, quick exchanges between Zach, Jeevan and Alex to try and find Laura, Emi and Caz caused chaos for Bloss. A few openings going wide before on 22 minutes Alex played an Aerial to Jeevan from his own half, before Chagger slipped the ball to Caz who made no mistake. A spring in their step, the midfield continued to press, this time Jeevan striking home at an empty net as the keeper dived to the floor. Bloss brought a goal back from a defensive error to make it 2-1. A great ball from Zach to Alex and then Jess saw her get a goal (she’s usually a keeper, but what a deflection!) Another defensive error, Bloss crashed a ball from half way, a deft touch in the circle bringing scores to 3-2. With more energy, CoB broke down the right with Laura, playing the ball across the goal for Jeevan to get the fourth. 4-1 at the break. The arrival of Anna allowed Sadeka and the ladies to rotate and keep fresh legs. Troy and Edan continued to marshall the game well. Several short corners causing no threats, the game was nicely poised and played in good spirits. Two knocks to Alex and Jeevan were the downsides of the game with a promising performance for the Mixed XI’s first outing.

Thanks to Paul and Graham for umpiring.

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