Oct 24 2008 by Our Correspondent, Perthshire Advertiser Friday
Perthshire 1st XI 2
Glasgow University 1
PERTHSHIRE Coupar Cabs picked up their first points of the season, with a home win against Glasgow University.
The students were one goal up at the break, after dominating much of the first half. Five minutes into the second period, Michael Robertson's shot from a penalty corner was saved by the keeper, but the rebound was clinically flicked high into the net by captain Neil Robertson.
Both teams had their chances, with plenty of penalty corners at both ends. In the dying minutes of the game, Neil won the ball at a Glasgow long corner and brother Michael stole it and with a precision pass found an unmarked Ross Henderson with only the keeper to beat. This he duly did to clinch a 2–1 victory, which his Dad, Graham would have been proud of!
It was a great result in the end and should lift the team's spirit and get them into a winning mode. Tomorrow the team plays InveRoss and despite their lofty position in the league, Perthshire's new found confidence should result in a win for the home side. The match starts midday at Strathallan.
Last Saturday Perthshire’s seconds met Monarchs II in a home match at Strathallan.
Thanks to some brave defending by John Smith and a series of good saves by shire's keeper, Stephen Millar, Shire were able to hang onto a 0-0 draw. More encouraging than the draw was the development of the Perthshire team, including the debut of young Graham Smith, who had a solid game in the midfield.
With cup fixtures this weekend the 2nd's have a break from matches.
The newly formed 3rd XI drew 0-0 with Dundee Wanderers 0.
All the youngsters played well, particularly Tom Garrett and Andrew Ross in midfield.
In a re-arranged fixture, the third team takes on Madras II tomorrow. Players requiring a lift should meet at noon in the Cherrybank Inn car park or ready well in advance of a 1pm start at Auchterarder.
Ladies 1st XI 2
PERTHSHIRE dominated this game. Both goals came from penalty corners, the first one was scored by Siobhan Penman and the second Helen Thomson.
The Ladies seconds beat Dundee University III 2-1.
The test will become tougher still this weekend when the ladies 2nds travel to St Andrews to take on the University 3rd XI. On Saturday the 1st XI also travel to the Golfing Capital, with the opposition being the student's 2nd team.
Outdoor training for the men – and any ladies wishing to join them – continues under the floodlights at Strathallan School, from 7.30–9pm every Wednesday. The ladies section has training indoors on Tuesdays at Bell's Sports Centre from 7.30–9pm.
Call Stephen Pedgrift on 01738 561833 and 07780 623354 or Tracey Greer 01738 562990 and 07867 975658 .
Youth hockey continues in the Perth Academy games hall on Mondays 5–6pm for P6/P7 age group; Tuesdays 5–6pm for P4/P5 age group; Wednesdays 5–6pm P6/P7 age group and 6–7pm for S1–S4. S4 and youngsters playing senior hockey, are encouraged to go to senior training as detailed above.
Shin guards must be worn and also remember to bring along a non-fizzy drink. The cost for the sessions will be £2 per night and players are asked to arrive five to 10 minutes before each session so that money can be collected. Anyone interested, contact either Sandra Robertson, mini hockey co-ordinator, tel 01738 624689 or Ialene Mitchell, youth hockey convener, tel 01738 630154 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday a Girls U13/U15 team play a team from York starting 12.30pm at Auchterarder. Hon President Bob Scott has kindly donated a quaich for presenting to the York team.
The club is holding an U12 tournament on Sunday, November 2, at Auchterarder from 10am–1pm. Ialene Mitchell is seeking volunteers to come along and lend a hand, as umpires, first aiders or a marshals – to stop kids getting lost or disappearing!