52 Results for tag: Match Report

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

Ladies 4’s v Oxford Hawks’ 6’s (home, friendly)

A disjointed match for the Banbury team as they sought to bring in new faces, try new positions and brush off the summer cobwebs, but eventually two goals (one from an accurate Alice Offord cross) both scored by Vicky Wallington turned the final result into a 2 - 1 win for Banbury. More

Ladies 3’s v Bloxham School (at Bloxham, friendly)

This was a fast end to end match which was dominated by the Bloxham girls showing excellent passing and support play. The defence from the Banbury team was under a lot of pressure throughout as clearances were recycled for more attacks. Bloxham lead from early on via a short corner, but it was a five minute period in the first half that really separated the ... More

Ladies 2’s v Towcester 1’s (home, friendly)

An open game played by two young sides with a core of experienced players ended in a 3 - 2 win to Banbury. Towcester lead twice, the home side came back with a short corner goal slotted home by Helen Robey and a exciting individual run from Molly Levene from the half way line. The final goal came also from Molly following a quick penetrating pass from ... More

Banbury Ladies 1st XI faced a hard opening game to the season away against London Wayfarers.

Missing several experienced players, Banbury started strongly, but, were soon caught on the counter attack leading to Wayferers first goal despite the best efforts of defensive line Becca Edwards, Kristina Bull and Lotty Dee-Andrews. Banbury snatched an equaliser through some nice team play starting with new recruit Emily Hogg and finished through new ... 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

“Slow” Clark fires Banbury to glory as Banbury 2s Lift the National Plate Trophy

Banbury win 2-0 after shootout A classic game of two halves sent the National Men’s 2nd XI Plate home with Banbury after a stirring comeback took the game into a shootout, which they held their nerve (as did the poor suffering supporters!) to win.  Well this is what the England Hockey site headline grabber said minus the supporter comment - but in ... 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