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20th November 2017 (Originally Posted - 15th November 2017)

TIMEHOME TEAMVAWAY TEAMREF 1REF 2SCORERTIMEKEEPER
0900 Llantwit v Llanishen Dan Clare

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Graham Collins Tristan Lucas
10:00 Panthers v Caerphilly

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Graham Collins Dimitri Azzopardi
11:00 Llanishen v Crossbones

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Tristan Lucas Dimitri Azzopardi
12:00 Caerphilly v Llantwit Dan Clare Jon McCarthy Tristan Lucas Dimitri Azzopardi
13:00 Panthers v Crossbones Mike Lucas Jon McCarthy Graham Collins Dimitri Azzopardi
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20th November 2017

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ROUND UP - 5th November 2017

by Mike Vigar

Today saw the Welsh Dragons at U10 and U12 in action in Bisley for their first games of their debut season.

The U10s had an early start against Brighton Stormers and despite lots of hard work and determination, came out with a loss.
They faced off against Eastbourne Edge next and again worked hard all game but couldn't stop Eastbourne from running away with the victory.
There will be plenty of positives to take from their first games however and they will only go from strength to strength.

The U12s started the day against the Tigers in what turned out to be a really close game. The Dragons went ahead through Masaki Nieuwendijk-Adachi but were pegged back soon after. It didn't take long for the Dragons to get back in front though with Andrew Raven scoring the team's second and they managed to hold on for a few minutes before Tigers levelled it up again.
With the game looking like it was heading for a close fought draw Madison Davies put the Dragons back in front and they held on for a fantastic 3-2 win.

Their second game was against the Crusaders who no doubt capitalised on tired legs and came out 9-1 winners. A tough second game but an important win made it a great start for the U12s.
Thanks to all the parents, particularly those that stepped up onto the benches for today's games, and safe journeys home for you all.

Last weekend saw the fourth weekend of Senior Hockey at Cardiff City House of Sport.
In the first game of the day Llanishen came up against Llantwit. Llantwit have capitalised on Pontypool's demise with the signing of Richard Brunnock and also signed veteran VC Fester and it made all the difference as they played a game that Llanishen just couldn't cope with, going 3-0 up very early on.
Llanishen came back from 4-1 to tie the game up at 4-4 but let their concentration lapse soon after and the game ended up going Llantwit's way with a 7-5 victory.

Pace-setters Caerphilly were up next against Crossbones, and despite another excellent display by Crossbones goalie Ken Oakley, Caerphilly ended up comfortable 11-0 winners.

Llanishen then had the opportunity to redeem themselves coming up against Paignton who were making their first appearance of the season.
With Paignton having only 7 skaters, Llanishen fancied their chances and came out of the traps fast, not giving Paignton time to settle into the game.
They got their noses in front and never looked back, with a Gary Webb hatrick helping them to 9-4 victory.

Llantwit then came up against Panthers, who came flying out of the blocks with 6 unanswered first half goals.
Llantwit managed to pull one back before half time and despite early goals in the second they couldn't catch Panthers who finished the game 7-4 winners, with new signing Adam Williams grabbing a hatrick.

Caerphilly then faced off against Swansea and despite Swansea going 1-0 and 2-1 up, Caerphilly's class took hold after going into half time 4-3 up, scoring 8 unanswered second half goals to come out eventual 13-5 winners. with Chris Thomas, Matt Thomas and Jordan Jefferies all bagging hatricks.

Panthers then faced Paignton and again came out hard, taking a 7-0 lead until Paignton pulled a couple back before half-time. Panthers relented in the second but Paignton couldn't find the net and ended up losing their second game of the season 10-2.

After a break for Paignton and Swansea whilst the Dragons U10 got some last minute practice in, the Dragons and the Cobras came face to face. After Swansea's strong display against Caerphilly and Paignton struggling to make their experience count earlier in the day, it looked like Swansea might come away with the victory, but Paignton found an extra gear and managed to get 3-0 up before Swansea could reply before half-time.
Despite their best efforts Swansea couldn't break through in the second and Paignton cemented the win with a second half goal to come out 4-1 winners.
It was a positive end to the day for Dragons but they'll be hoping to bring a few more guys with them next time if they have three games lined up.

Caerphilly continue to pull away from the pack, but Panthers are hot on their heels and last year's runners up Llanishen are really struggling to find their form from last year.
Llantwit look to have strengthened considerably and both Swansea and Crossbones look hard to beat and with Paignton's quality, it will be really hard to predict the final standings this year. Happy hockey everybody!


PRE-SEASON NEWS - 2

20th August 2017

***Important information for Senior League***
Team registration for the league is now open and as last year is £50.
The league will email around shortly to get confirmations and provide payment details, deadline 1st September.
Could all teams also respond to the email stating preference for Saturday or Sunday games.
The league will mostly stay on a Saturday but we will be trying to accommodate teams and players who prefer Sunday.

***youth hockey update***
This season we will look to enter a Welsh Dragons squad at u12, u14 u16 and u18 into the South league, as well as attracting teams to South Wales for friendlies and tournaments. To get the ball rolling for the Welsh Dragons teams we will be running open training sessions to gauge interest on Friday 1st September.
6-7pm u12
7-8pm u14
8-9pm u16/18
Get the date in your diary and more details will follow

PRE-SEASON NEWS - 1

14th August 2017

A full report from the Annual General Meeting held on 12th August at the Cardiff City House of sport will be available soon.
In the meantime we can reveal that the first Senior League matches will take place on September 23rd 2017.

***2016/17 Senior League Awards***
Announced at the AGM were the following awards from the 2016/17 Senior League:
Stats awards
- Top Points Scorer Ryan Banwell (Black Magic)
- Top Goalscorer Adam Williams (Swansea Cobras)
- Top goalie Mike Lucas (Black Magic)
Dream Team Awards
- Netminder Greg Orr (Llanishen Hawks)
- Defender Owen Jones (Black Magic)
- Defender Jamie Hitchings (Swansea Cobras)
- Forward James Edwards (Black Magic)
- Forward Ryan Banwell (Black Magic)

Further updates from AGM and full minutes will be shared throughout the week.

Latest Statistics and Tables

##LEAGUE TABLEGPWLTPTSGAPM
1.Caerphilly880016129:00
2.Panthers6501111736:00
3.Llantwit62404430:00
4.Swansea614134437:00
5.Paignton31202206:00
6.Llanishen41302246:00
7.Crossbones50500424:00
##TOP SCORERSTeamGAPPM
1.Thomas, ChrisCaerphilly226280:00
2.Sheppard, EllisCaerphilly168245:00
3.Thomas, MatthewCaerphilly1110214:00
4.Jefferies, JoshCaerphilly613190:00
5.Jefferies, JordanCaerphilly107170:00
6.Williams, Adam DPanthers115160:00
7.Banwell, RyanCaerphilly105150:00
8.Davies, MatthewCaerphilly66120:00
9.Newton, JamieLlantwit65110:00
10.Webb, LewisPanthers56112:00
11.Clare, DanPanthers46100:00
12.Newton, JackLlantwit37100:00
13.Edwards, JamesCaerphilly2680:00
14.Eversley, TonySwansea5382:00
15.Lucas, TristanPanthers4260:00
16.Thomas, DaveLlantwit3360:00
17.McCarthy, JonLlanishen3360:00
18.Jones, SamCaerphilly5160:00
19.Matthews, StephenLlantwit2460:00
20.Webb, GaryLlanishen4262:00
21.Moruzzi, AnthonySwansea2350:00
22.Jeremiah, MalcolmCaerphilly0440:00
23.Gale, AnthonyPanthers4040:00
24.El-Alami, SudqiLlanishen3140:00
25.Saunders, BenLlantwit3140:00
26.Vigar, MikeLlanishen3140:00
27.Coughlin, BenSwansea2240:00
28.DeVanney, PeterPanthers3140:00
29.Scanlan, BenLlanishen0440:00
30.Wooldridge, NathanSwansea1340:00
##GOALTENDERTeamMPAvgSv %GP
1.Squire, ChrisPanthers160:002.7500.9044
2.Lucas, MikeCaerphilly300:001.3750.8918
3.Lodge, ChrisPaignton70:043.9960.8733
4.Tremain, BenPanthers80:003.0000.8672
5.Harty, DamianLlantwit220:005.8330.8076
6.Jones, KeirenCrossbones80:006.5000.8062
7.Orr, GregLlanishen160:006.0000.7934
8.Barrow, JamesSwansea239:407.1770.7576
9.Oakley, KenCrossbones120:008.6670.7203
10.Bunday, MatthewPaignton49:5710.4100.7173