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Holcombe Team of the Week – 28th/29th October, 2023

Congratulations to everyone selected in this edition of the Holcombe Team of the Week!


Tilly Woodhead (W1s) – made an impressive triple-save during the cup win over Trojans and won player of the match.


Hayden Phillips (M1s) – involved in a number of positive moves from wing-back for our M1s against the University of Nottingham, before scoring late on for his first goal of the season.

Emma Bandurak (W1s) – two goals in the cup win over Trojans as well as a goal-saving tackle that started the move for her second goal.

Femi Owolade-Coombes (M1s) – an assured Premier Division debut on Saturday evening, stepping forward well from defence. Started a dangerous attack with a great ball into the circle that led to a goal.

Hannah Bond (W1s) – consistently provided an outlet on either flank and was involved in a number of creative attacking moves.


Tom Russell (M1s) – linked up well with Holcombe’s other attacking players against the University of Nottingham and scored two goals in our 12-1 victory.

Phoebe Steele (W1s) – strong display in midfield including a goal from a penalty corner.

Rhodri Furlong (M1s) – the self-proclaimed “people’s champion” was once again impressive in midfield, even with a broken finger.

Phil Roper (M1s) – a constant thorn in the side of the Nottingham backline, leading countless attacks and scoring a goal.


Nick Bandurak (M1s) – scored six (yes, six) goals against the University of Nottingham to take his tally to 13 goals in seven competitive matches this season.

Alex Pendle (M1s) – a brace from the former Loughborough Students man took him to four goals for the season.


Deanna Ritchie (W1s) – another goal for the New Zealand international.

Jade van der Zwan (W1s) – created a number of good opportunities through either driving runs or superb passes on Sunday afternoon.

Leisa Randall (W1s) – scored her first goal of the season against Trojans.

Jake Owen (M1s) – involved in a number of good attacking scenarios and came close to scoring.

Rob Field (M1s) – strong display in attack on Saturday evening, also hit the post.

Sophie Eldred (W1s) – solid in both defensive and midfield roles on Sunday afternoon as our W1s reached the quarter-finals of the cup.

Lucy Whalley (W1s) – made a number of driving, skilful runs from midfield to take the game to Trojans.


W1s – Emma Bandurak