29 Results for author: Matt Allman

Où est mon Camp

Banbury Piranhas 3 Slough Swifts 1 The sun was shining, NOA had thawed, a goal keeper in the very capable shape of Morgan had been acquired from Bloxham School, the Piranhas had a nice balanced squad ….…they were even following Captain Allman's warm up instruction and listening to his pre match ramblings with captivation ! …… but something was ... More

Wham ! – Piranha Young Guns (Go for it !)

Banbury Piranhas – 3  Gerrards Cross 3’s - 0 For those not that familiar with the Wham 80’s classic “Young Guns (Go for it!)” ….(I fear I may have alienated half the club),  the title accurately summed up a great “Coming for Age” performance by the Banbury Piranhas and sealed a well-deserved and needed win at Gerard Cross. After a week ... More

Scratch Piranhas Get The Nurse’s Finger

Banbury Piranhas - 0 Eastcote 5's - 1 The Piranhas could only muster a scratch team slightly more scratchy than the scratch team finalists in the "scratch & sniff" World Cup final. But scratch we did and off to a mid table clash in the wilds of Ruislip we went for a scratch match v Eastcote. Key players were missing through injury - Captain ... More

Piranhas bite back as Lazarus rises again in Slough

Slough 2 Banbury Piranhas 3 The Piranha team numbers for the very attractive 4:15pm push back time away at Slough had swelled and ebbed like a High and Neap Tide during the week. Captain Allman’s shoal peaked at 14 only to be reduced to 10 Saturday morning …. but after some last minute phone calls and a quick pitch side selection at the 2pm meet ... More

Not Plane Sailing for Piranhas

Banbury Piranhas - 0 British Airways 2’s - 3 This week saw the Piranhas face league leaders British Airway 2’s at home. The Piranhas line up was their usual mix of youth and experience although the experience does seem to get older each year ….  and don’t the cabin crew seem to get younger as well ! Expecting a tough game as British Airways ... More

Even “Andy’s Ariels” cant stop last minute winner for West Hampstead

West Hampstead 8’s - 2  Banbury Piranhas - 1 Now when you think about Andy’s Aerials you may think about the the way Campy’s hair seems to have a life of its own these days……. or you might think of his love of the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid”…… or even possibly his skill with a certain brand of washing powder whilst dealing with ... More

New Piranhas excel in shallow water

Banbury Piranhas - 2  Tring 2’s - 1 The season started in earnest on Saturday for the Piranhas with our 1st league match against Tring 2nds who were relegated last year from a tight division 6 last year….. so we knew that we would be in for a tough game. To motivate the team, Captain Allman replaced the previous team awards “Golden Balls” and ... More

Mystery of the Missing Players and Teas

Bicester 4 - Banbury 2 Newly appointed Captain Allman of the “Good Ship Piranhas” was handed his first challenge to try and get a Piranhas side out with 48 Hours notice, albeit to fulfil a Banbury 4ths fixture (who are captain less as the moment) against Bicester. The challenge was accepted and a mixture of 4ths / Piranhas and Banbury Newbies ... More

New Half Goal Rule Change

Banbury Piranhas - 1 1/2 Milton Keynes Samurai - 0 As from the 1st of April England Hockey introduced the "half goal" rule and Captain Camp of the Piranhas was the first (and probably last) to take advantage of the rule change as it was withdrawn at 5pm on the 9th of April as the Banbury Piranhas registered the world's first 1 1/2 - 0 win against an ... More

Both Banbury U14 Mixed A & B Narrowly miss out on Semi Finals

Banbury Under 14's Girls and Boys came together to enter two sides in the Bicester mixed end of season tournament. Both Banbury A & B Teams played some great Hockey against a very strong set of teams acquitting themselves admirably with a collection of wins draws and losses with both teams just falling short of the semi final places by a single point. ... More