Cornish: It was a good season

Jim Towers
Jim Towers

Paddy Cornish feels South Saxons Hockey Club has had a successful season.

The Horntye Park Sports Complex-based outfit came second in South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One only to lose a promotion play-off and reached the Sussex Plate final.

Saxons captain Cornish said: “Overall I think it was a good season. Everyone’s enjoyed it and that was the main aim when I took over (last summer). Hopefully we can go a step further next year and win the league.”

It was the third successive time Saxons have finished runners-up in the league (and second consecutive season they lost in the play-off) and the second time in three years they have got to the Sussex Plate decider.

Jim Towers, a newcomer to the club this season, looks to have played his last game after securing a job in the Swindon area. “He’s a good lad and a good player as well,” added Cornish, who is willing to continue as skipper.

“I have enjoyed my first season as captain. I didn’t really know what I was letting myself in for at the start of the season and the first couple of months it was hard work, but it’s got easier as the season’s gone on.”

See tomorrow’s Hastings Observer for the full article.