Monday, 24 November 2008

5th fixtures:

No Sympathy vs. JiHaD
The Sick Buckets vs. Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club
Zombie RMY vs. Malice Nternational - 1-5, 1-5, 1-5
Malletov Cocktail vs. Moving Targets -5-4 1-5 2-5
The De Beauvior Townies vs. Bad Polo - 0-5, 1-5, 1-5
The Sitting Ducks vs. Los Coños - 5-0, 5-1, 5-2


Mitchison ct. 29/11/08

Zombie RMY, using Dale as a substitute for Rob, have yet to recover from last weekends lashings from BAD Polo and Moving Targets and they were trounced by Malice Nternational 1-5, 1-5, 1-5. The games were long and hard with the first and last games seeing hard fights for a goal. The fast and frequent attacks from Zombie were no match for the excellent team-play, defense and communication from Malice. Not too much physical play until the last game when both teams were obviously exhausted.

Mitchinon ct. 28/11/08

Friday night saw a catch-up match between JiHaD and The Sitting Ducks at the popular Mitchinson Road court. Results were 5-3 2-5 3-5 completing the tables up to the 4th fixtures.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

A couple of rules to ponder...

After talking to some folks on saturday, timeouts should be allowed only when a goal is scored. 1 per team per game and keep it quick. Like 5 minutes or so. And judging by some interweb chat, after a goal has been scored, the scored upon team cannot take the ball past half court until 2/3 of the scoring team has returned to their goal. We already generally abide by this rule anyways but it's something worth writing down.

Certain courts, such as Downham Rd, could cause the ball to bounce off the back of the goal and pass half court. It's my opinion that it's then game on, either team can gain control of the ball. BUT it is up to the home team of any game to announce if that is or is not the case.

So that second bit wasn't received so well...

This Weekend's Results:

Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club vs. No Sympathy
2-5, 4-5, 3-5

Ref'd by Andy (alockett) and was Todd's first league game as a long-term sub for Roxy of the BRBPC. Played at the newly found Mitchison Rd. court which is a fantastic court! Well done Gabes!
The games were long and a bit like tabletennis with all the back and forth, back and forth. I recall one awesome shot from Emilié cross handed and from across the goal.

BAD Polo vs. Malletov Cocktail:
5-0, 5-1, 5-1

Ref'd by Gabes, they were good games on a court no-one had played before (Newington Green - Harper Road SE1) Nice courts, if a little slippy according to horatio! The games were fast, some very astute passing from BAD, and some brilliant blocks by Horatio and Lebowski. But in the end the scores say it all. Enjoyed reffing anyhow.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

4th Fixtures:

Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club vs. No Sympathy
Malice Nternational vs. The Sick Buckets
Moving Targets vs. Zombie RMY
Bad Polo vs. Malletov Cocktail
Los Coños vs. The De Beauvior Townies
JiHaD vs. The Sitting Ducks

Home vs. away, respectively. And please, be considerate, announce day/court/time at least 48hrs in advance.

What happened?

I'm not sure, but I don't think any league games have been played in this round. With most of us in Paris last weekend it's no surprise. I'm sure this weekend will be a busy time, sucks about the weather though!


Mostly from Buffalo Bill:

Great day of league matches!
Favourite match was Moving Targets taking the Sick Buckets to the cleaners, 5-1, 5-3, 5-4. MVP yet again Ryan. Defence, Sick Buckets, defence.

"we played shit"

Also enjoyed Malletovs vs Los Conos, 5-1, 5-1, 5-0. With a bit more belief, and some shooting practice, I reckon that LC could be winning games. Go girls!

Horatio: The two Los Coños goals (especially the second) were quite good. We weren't all that impressive. Except when I smoked Sarah with my wicked slap shot. ;)

The Sitting Ducks vs. Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club - 11am Saturday Boleyn Road Court.

5-2, 5-1, 5-4

Thanks to Tom (of the DeBeauvior Townies) for subbing in.

BRBPC extremely unlucky to lose the last game - at 4-4 2 shots off the post.

NE Court was flooded - the drain was blocked when we there. So about 12 of us went to Boleyn, played some throw-ins, watched Los Coños vs Malletovs (nice game girls, you almost had them!), Moving Targets vs Sick Buckets (boy, Buckets didn't show up at all - almost as bad Sitting Ducks the other week) and played some more throw ins.

From Iain (otters)

No Sympathy vs Malice International
3-5, 5-4, 4-5

Good, tough, enjoyable games.

JiHaD Vs Debauvoir Townies
5-3, 5-3, 5-4

JiHaD get their first wins!
Good even games throughout. Really good play but I think we were all a little tired at the start. Highlights were hassan hitting the wall in the last! Plenty of falls and wall checks.