Last night was the final game of the 7s summer league, so I thought I would provide a round up. But first I would also like to thank all the captains for all their hard work and making sure they had a team each week, hopefully this is something we can run again next season.
Also, the summer league has provided players with the opportunity to have a go at umpiring in a friendly environment and hopefully a few people have enjoyed it and will look into attending one of the online courses to become a qualified umpire.
Team Cooke had an impressive campaign and took the Premiership title, losing just one game along the way thanks mainly to the defence of Jim Hickman and Harry Bannister, and the midfield workhorse Jak Bareham.
Team Carpenter had put up a good battle, but only winning one of the encounters against Team Cooke cost them in the end. Losing Adam Farley to injury removed one of their attacking threats, and limited Rob Morgan’s long ball options, however Jake Anders proved to be a more than capable replacement and chipped in with a few goals.
Team Ecott battled to third place, and will wonder how much better they could have done if World of Warcraft wasn’t the same night as hockey. They had looked to be in a bit of trouble with Archie Pyle having to have a few weeks away from goal, but Paul Round covered in goal with a few impressive performances. Michael Wilson impressed each week and should be looking to continue his improvement when training starts up.
Team Frenzel had a tough time with player availability, claiming just two wins as they picked up the wooden spoon. Ross Butler scored the majority of their goals when he was around, and Henry Brooks showed his ability in midfield against bigger opposition.
In the Championship the title was taken by the impressive Team Taylor who racked up the most goals in the league. The loss of Luc Smink didn’t slow them down and there will hopefully be several players looking to push up the winter teams now they have seen they can still score goals and impress at a higher level. Miles Tanner impressed enough to play a couple of games in the Premiership and didn’t look out of place there.
Team Kittrell took second place despite scoring the least goals, but their tight defence of Charlie and Andy Cox helped them to a few narrow wins. The experienced David Wilde was as ever solid in the midfield and provided plenty of opportunities for the forwards to get some goals.
Team Bromham took their time to get their first win and took third place over Team Chapman by one goal. Will Barber also stepped up to the Premiership for a couple of games and bagged himself a goal, so will be looking to push himself up a team or two when the winter league starts up again.
Team Chapman picked up more wins that Team Bromham but finished last due to Bromham’s 5 draws. Henry Carr and Paul Tomlin proved a good combination up front and will be hoping to link up again in the winter.
Check out the tables and results here