Cheltenham HC falter at home against Olton and West Warwicks ending in a 2-1 loss on Sunday, in the Men’s hockey National West Conference league.
Cheltenham sit joint 9th in the table after their loss against second place team Warwicks, who are now joint top of the table with University of Exeter.
The Gloucestershire based team are looking to promote themselves into the Premier Division which has never been done before.
— England Hockey (@EnglandHockey) October 15, 2017
Olton & West Warwicks, Tom Mallet #9 score the first goal of the game, which was a field goal 26 minutes in before Cheltenham came back to score in the 62nd minute.
Home at Cheltenham HC, Sam Carter #16 was the only player to score a field goal for the home side to get them back into the game at 1-1.
Daniel Sulway #5 scored the winning goal for the away team 1 minute after Sulway’s Penalty corner to seal the win for Olton & West Warwicks.
Cheltenham have only won one of their 4 games against Clifton Robinsons home for the first game of the season ( 2 – 1 ).
Clifton have not won a game yet and are sitting bottom of the table, but Cheltenham are only 3 points ahead.
Top 3 teams University of Exeter, Clifton Robinsons and Cardiff & Met are leading the standings and making their Premier Division dreams in sight, as Cheltenham are hoping to make that come true for the first time in their hockey history.
The EHL Euro Hockey League will be doing the draw of Europe’s 16-best hockey clubs who made it through the first round of the competition tonight at 4pm Live on Facebook.
The only English team to make it through are Holcombe Hockey Club, they proved the best after Cardiff and Met couldn’t get through the first round.
For Cheltenham HC, they are looking to the future of their club progressing through the hockey leagues.
Cheltenham’s next game is away to Fareham who are 6th in the league and are also looking for promotion to the Premier Division.
Fareham vs. Cheltenham HC Saturday 21st October at Henry Court at 1.30pm.
All fixtures and results can be found at England Hockey Men’s League .
CHELTENHAM HC’S LAST 4 RESULTS:
23rd September 2017: HOME: Cheltenham HC 2 – 1 Clifton Robinsons
1st October 2017: AWAY: University of Exeter 3 – 2 Cheltenham HC
8th October 2017: AWAY: Isca 2 – 1 Cheltenham HC
15th October 2017: HOME Cheltenham 1 – 2 Olton & West Warwick