35 Results for tag: Piranhas

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rule and Captain Camp of the Piranhas was the first (and probably last) to take advantage of the rule change as it was withdrawn at 5pm on the 9th of April as the Banbury Piranhas registered the world's first 1 1/2 - 0 win against an ...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

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

The Miracle of Brent Cross

West Hampstead 2, Banbury Piranhas 2 13th March 2016 New shrines will be constructed and consecrated after a week of miracles occurred from Banbury to Brent Cross. The first miracle was the fact the Piranhas fielded a team against a strong West Hampstead team who's age range varied between 25 and 35, whereas the piranhas ranged between 14 and ... More

Queen Liz Blushes as Windsor Swop Old Etonian for East End Expletives

Banbury Piranhas 0, Windsor 3 NOA, 5th March 2016 The home of British decency and etiquette came to Banbury on Saturday, but instead of silver spoons and Eton etiquette, our youngsters got some handy east end terms mainly just involving the 3rd and 6th letters of the alphabet.  It was a different Windsor mens 2s from the ones we beat before Christmas ... More

Have You Ever Had Your Stick Tickled?

Abingdon 3, Banbury Piranhas 0 Was it the sound of a flock of woodpeckers or the international knitting convention?  No it was the Piranhas having their sticks tickled for 70 mins - well apart from the two who got carded for complaining, but on the positive side, their sticks had a 5 minute respite. Ken Dodd would've made Abingdon a shrine had he ... 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