Congratulations to everyone selected in the inaugural Holcombe Team of the Week!
Gabriella McAlister (W3s) – made a couple of fantastic saves to keep the score at 1-0.
Freddie Walker (M6s) – player of the match.
Lee Allchorne (Harriers) – player of the match.
Sam Taylor (M1s) – strong in defence and scored the only goal of the game in our 1-0 victory over Oxted.
Maddie Wellings (W3s) – great defensive work throughout the game.
Jack Chester (M5s) – impressive performance throughout.
Debbie Laing (W3s) – excellent game in midfield and player of the match.
Emma Payne (W5s) – co-ordinated the midfield and dropped into defensive midfield when needed.
Joe May (M5s) – excellent display.
Deanna Ritchie (W1s) – scored her first Holcombe goals against Slough, netting a hat-trick as the side moved up to second in the table.
Sam Maitland (Hurricanes) – scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 win and won player of the match.
Cayne Jeffery (Harriers) – solid performance in midfield, also filled in at left wing-back.
Oliver Stewart (M2s) – “Oliver Stewart has been a force to be reckoned with coming off the back of an impressive campaign in Nottingham with the Holcombe Talent Academy, announcing himself as a name for the future with his recent performances in the South East Premier Division for the 2s. A young player with enormous potential who presses with intensity that has seen him rewarded with the centre forward role in the starting line-up for the 2023/24 season.
His endeavour to recover the ball out of possession is something Haaris and Rich are avid admirers of, and he is able to turn a defender inside out in the rare event it is warranted in the style of play within the 2s’ set-up.
His performances have earnt him a call-up to train as part of the 1s’ wider training squad throughout the opening period of the season, which is the first invite to be extended to an under-18 player since Oliver Walker and Alex Lingham. Barry is very keen to integrate Holcombe-bred players into the training squad and Oliver has been a fine product of the player pathway model, showing what hard work and application can achieve.” – Brunty
Pete Mills (M5s) – player of the match.
Paul Crane (M3s) – player of the match.
Caitlin Poynton (W4s) – player of the match
Lottie Osborne (W4s) – solid performance.
Amelia Allen (W5s) – being all over the opposition attackers and not giving them time to breathe.
Umpires of the week:
Mark Newman – umpired at 11:30am when the M3 were not in until 4:00pm, and umpiring the under-18 boys on Sunday. Also, he convinced two of the M3s to cover two empty slots we had for Saturday on Friday evening.
Richard Spackman – umpired the under-16 girls on Sunday and passed his Level 1 assessment.
M3s – Paul Crane
M5s – Jack Chester
M6s – Peter Brooks van Zyl
Harriers – James Fromm
Hurricanes – Graham Sutton
W5s – Lindsay Hobbs