31 Results for author: Matt Allman

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rule and Captain Camp of the Piranhas was the first (and probably last) to take advantage of the rule change as it was withdrawn at 5pm on the 9th of April as the Banbury Piranhas registered the world's first 1 1/2 - 0 win against an ...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

The Mysterious Case of the Cow and the Banjo

Piranhas 2 Wallingford 1 The Piranhas consolidated their credible 4th position in the league they were promoted to this year with a 2-1 win over a Wallingford team who'd found new form since Christmas and had hammered Milton Keynes 12-0 the week before - so we knew we were in for a tough game. Things looked distinctly dodgy too as Andy "the Black ... More

Great end to the season for Banbury U14 Boys

Bicester 2 Banbury 3  The Banbury U14’s side this year has comprised of mostly year 7 & 8 boys and a couple of year 9’s, and although a young side who have had some tough and challenging matches this season against much older opposition, have grown in confidence, match play and performances throughout the season. The boys last match was their ... More

Piranhas in EU Vote Shock

Banbury Piranhas  3  Witney 1   The Piranhas retained their 3rd slot with a tough 3-1 win over 5th placed Witney. There was also a major debate in the clubhouse after about whether we should stay in the EU or not - the youngsters fascinated by the media driven frenzy that is .....the big vote, the enthralling world of politics and the dynamic ... More

Storm Piranha Hits Eascote

Banbury Piranhas 9 Eastcote 0 So far this winter we’ve been hit by Storms Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva, Frank, Henry and Gertrude. Storm Imogen is next apparently......then in 3 or 4 storms time the Met Office have come up with "Nigel" - somehow "Storm Nigel" doesn't sound like it's going to rip your roof off ?! I want a "Storm Nobby" which ... More

Knee Fetish Plagues Piranhas

Banbury Piranhas 2     Wokingham 2 Banbury managed to field a slightly stronger team this week (which wasn't difficult) and as a result bagged an away point. But knees were the theme of the day with both Captain Camp and the returning Matt Allman with knee injuries and with Clive Briant playing most of the match on his knees.....a "Penitent Piranha" ... More

Scratch Piranhas Fall in Slough – as Opposed to “Friendly Bombs”.

Banbury Piranhas - 1 Slough - 5 The Piranhas went away with a scratch team (more scratchy than a plague of chicken pox)  and paid the price against a Slough 3rds team that looked very different to the one we played and beat 10-2 before Christmas. Captain Camp had contacted virtually everybody in the Banbury phone directory and got a torrent of "nos" but ... More

More Twanging Hamstrings than Deliverance

Banbury Piranhas 3 Wallingford 0 An under strength and under the weather Piranhas 11 went away to Wallingford for a late fixture this week. Captain Camp was hoping for a rest on account of contracting the deadly man flu the day before (making Ebola look like a mild sniffle), Adam Hughes was carrying a knee injury from the previous weekend, and Adam ... More

Rudolph’s Not Very Well

Piranhas 2 West Hampstead 0 Allman had been busy cooking up his festive roadkill offering for the hardened Londoners of West Hampstead to savour. He'd been busy decimating the local robin population for his Festive Robin Pie and Captain Camp had made a significant contribution to the festive teas  (to match the significant damage to his car) by ... More