Third time lucky for Saxons?

Photo by Steve Hunnisett
Photo by Steve Hunnisett

South Saxons will begin the 2011/12 hockey season tomorrow (Saturday) gunning for promotion.

Saxons have narrowly missed out after finishing runners-up in South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One for the last two seasons and will be hoping it’s third time lucky.

He said: “I’m hoping to get promotion. We’re definitely fit enough and we’ve been playing quite well the last couple of games - hopefully we can take that into the league.”

Having won 4-2 against Hailsham in the Sussex Plate and drawn 1-1 with Folkestone seconds in a friendly over the past couple of weekends, the real stuff will get underway with a home game against Penguin.

The Worthing-based outfit finished two places and seven points below Saxons last term. Saxons were 9-4 winners in the corresponding fixture last November and the return during February ended in a 4-4 draw.

Sam Bunday, Oscar Rogers and Pete Watters are unavailable, but Cornish maintains the squad possesses sufficient depth to cover for their absence. Push-back at Horntye Park Sports Complex is 1.30pm.

There are three new teams in the division for 2011/12. Eastbourne seconds have been relegated from above, while Horsham seconds and Hailsham firsts have come up from Sussex Open League Division Two.

See today’s Hastings Observer for the full article, including a complete list of Saxons’ league fixtures.