Five teams entered the 2021 Midsummer 12-Goal tournament. Millie Barfoot’s Maiz Dulce and Heiko Voelker’s Tchogan made it to the Final which was played on the afternoon of Saturday 21st August on Lawns 2.
In a relatively low scoring game, Tchogan took control of the contest from the outset with Maiz Dulce getting off to a slow start. Tchogan’s 4-goaler Tom Brodie was the only player to successfully place the ball between the posts during the first two chukkas. Jimbo Fewster made an attempt for Maiz Dulce in the first chukka, however the ball went wide. Charles Cooney missed two shots and it was teammate Brodie who scored the first goal of the game to put Tchogan on the board.
Maiz Dulce were unable to get to goal and fouled regularly during the second chukka. Tchogan were unable to capitalize from these mistakes and it was Brodie who produced the only successful attempt at goal to put Tchogan two goals ahead at the end of the first half; the scoreboard reading 2-0.
Despite 5-goaler Will Emerson scoring for Tchogan at the start of the third chukka, Maiz Dulce entered the second half of the game with a stronger attack. Tchogan fouled to give away a 60-yard penalty which was missed by Pedro Harrison, however Harrison then found the goalmouth to score the first goal of the game for Maiz Dulce. This was followed by a further successful attempt by Jimbo Fewster to put the score at 3-2 Tchogan at the end of the third chukka.
Having found his rhythm, Fewster scored two goals consecutively at the beginning of the fourth chukka to put Maiz Dulce ahead by one momentarily as the scoreboard read 4-3 in their favour. However, Tom Brodie then produced another field goal and successfully converted a 60-yard penalty to give Tchogan the upper-hand once again. In the last few minutes of the chukka, it was Charles Cooney who scored the final goal of the game to secure the win for Tchogan 6-4. The cup was presented to Heiko Voelker and the X-Zony Best Playing Pony rug was awarded to Star played and owned by Tom Brodie.
Seven teams entered the Club’s penultimate 8-goal tournament which saw Andrew Burke’s Bolebec take on The Crane in the Final on Sunday 22nd August on Ambersham 3. Bolebec retained the upper hand in a close game which saw nine of thirteen goals scored from penalties.
Bolebec were first to foul in the opening chukka giving Andrew Blake-Thomas the chance to successfully convert a 30-yard penalty hit to put The Crane on the scoreboard first, however this was answered by Miguael Araya who scored from another 30-yard penalty hit in favour of Bolebec. The Crane’s Andrew Blake-Thomas missed a 60-yard penalty hit and Catalina Lavinia and Miguel Ayala both missed chances for Bolebec. The chukka ended on a score of one goal apiece.
The second chukka began with a foul by The Crane which gave Miguel Ayala the chance to successfully score from a Safety 60. Ayala then missed another chance, however Catalina Lavinia found the goalmouth to give Bolebec a two goal lead. This lead was shortly relented as Bolebec fouled to give away a second 30-yard penalty hit to The Crane which was put between the posts once again by Andrew Blake-Thomas, producing a score of 3-2 in favour of Bolebec at the end of the first half.
The Crane’s 2-goaler Diego Valeriani was the first to score in the third chukka to even the score, however Miguel Ayala responded for Bolebec to score his third goal of the game, giving his team a momentary lead. Bolebec then fouled to give away yet another 30-yard penalty in favour of The Crane which Andrew Blake-Thomas took advantage of to even the score and end the chukka on a score of 4-4.
The fourth and final chukka saw Ayala convert no less than three 30-yard penalty hits in favour of Bolebec. After missing a 30-yard penalty hit, The Crane’s Andrew Blake-Thomas scored an impressive under the neck shot and Nick Clague also scored from the field to level the score at 6-6, however a foul by The Crane with just two minutes to go gave Bolebec their fourth 30-yard penalty hit of the game which was converted by Ayala to secure the Brecknock Cup for Bolebec. The X-Zony Best Playing Pony rug was awarded to Karma played by Andrew Blake-Thomas and owned by Whithorn Estate.