15/02/05 – Hockey – Men Draw, Ladies Lose

Doug Macklam, Berkswell & Balsall Hockey club captain reports on matches played 12/03/05:

Mens 1st Team
Kynoch 3
Berkswell & Balsall Common 3

In a continuing late ascent of the league table, Berkswell came away with a well deserved point and were unlucky not to get the full three. Despite going down to an early Kynoch goal from some somewhat dubious marking in defence Berkswell continued to push the home team, pinning them in thier own half. The pressure saw two goals come
before the half time break from Darren Kirby and Martin Stevens.
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18/01/05 – Hockey – Berkswell humbled by mighty West Brom

Doug Macklam, Berkswell & Balsall’s club captain reports on matches played on 15/01/05:

Mens 1st XI
Berkswell & Balsall Common 1
West Bromwich 11

The first game after the Christmas break saw Berkswell play host to league leaders West Bromwich. In a physically brutal encounter the scoreline flattered the visitors with Berkswell putting in a more than adequate performance for the majority of the game.

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24/11/04 – Hockey – Men Fall, Ladies Struggle

CraigyB writes “thanks to club captain Doug Macklam for submitting this article …

Mens 1st Team
Ludlow 5
Berkswell & Balsall Common 0

Ending Berkswell’s recent winning streak a weakened Berkswell team (depleted by some less than fortuitous navigation through Worcester, via Silverstone) succumbed to a 5 nil loss away from home.


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09/11/04 – Hockey – B&B’s Defeated

Article submitted by Doug Macklam, Berkswell Hockey Club …

Berkswell 1st XI (1) lost to Atherstone 1st XI (3)

Another frustrating display from Berkswell led to another loss away from home. The first half display piled pressure in the Atherstone half but the B’s went down, first to an excellent short corner and then with a second goal coming from a lucky deflection. To make matters worse Atherstone scored another goal just before the break leaving Berkswell with lots to do.

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