Fishguard and Goodwick Hockey - men's and women's - 25th February 2023


F&G Men battle hard with a bare squad


Gwent 3s 5-0 Fishguard & Goodwick

A very makeshift senior men’s side travelled up to play top of the table Gwent 3s for the next game in their league campaign and put in a battling display against the odds. 
With a bare squad and a number of favours called in for players, it was never going to be easy and Gwent took control of the game in the first half and took the lead, with Harri Morris making a string of great saves early on.
Towards the end of the first half the visitors grew in confidence and put Gwent under pressure, which continued early in the second half before Gwent were able to net a second.
The game opened up in the second half with chances at both ends, but as the game went on Gwent made their numbers count as a late rally took the game well out of reach.
Considering the calibre of opposition and the players available it was a big shift from the boys who kept up the fight right to the end but made sure they fulfilled the fixture.
Player of the Match: Adam George

Ladies claim a deserved win


Fishguard & Goodwick 4-1 Cardiff Medics 3

The club’s ladies took on a very strong Cardiff Medics side in their league fixture and came away with another win as the result of an excellent all-round performance.
Nia Colella set the tone for the game with some outstanding displays of skill, taking the hosts into a 3-goal lead.
Some excellent work from defenders Sophie Morse, Jasmine Meaney, Amelia Davies and Ellen Delaney helped Fishguard shut the visitors out for a 3-0 halftime lead.
Kira Harries scored an early second half goal to take the margin out to four goals and although Cardiff Medics were able to pull a goal back late on t Fishguard saw the game out for a deserved win.
Goals: Nia Colella (3), Kira Harries
Player of the Match: Carys James
Captain’s Player of the Match: Thea Lerwill



Ladies lose in cup thriller


Fishguard & Goodwick 3 - 5 Llanybydder 

The women’s team played their cup quarter final fixture on Sunday as the second part of their double header, but were beaten by Llanybydder in a thrilling game.
Llanybydder started strongly and took control of the game making Fishguard & Goodwick work hard for possession, but a lovely move down the right wing from Natalie Walsh set up Kira Harries for an outstanding goal to give Fishguard the lead.
Llanybydder came back strongly with three goals in quick succession to race into a 3-1 lead, but Nia Colella was on hand to score from a rebound just before the break to keep Fishguard in it at the interval.
In the second half Llanybydder came storming out and were strong on the attack and the home defence fought hard but Llanybydder were able to further extend their lead as another two goals early in the second half gave them a 5-2 advantage.
Fishguard pressed hard to get a foothold in the game, with Llanybydder repelling several short corners through the second half, although the hosts forced a late consolation goal from their final short of the game with Nia Colella on hand again to score a rebound from a Carys James’ shot. Llanybydder saw the game through to take a hard-fought 5-3 win and advance to the semi final.
Goals: Kira Harries, Nia Colella (2)
Player of the Match: Carys James
Captain’s Player of the Match: Kira Harries 
**This weekend, the men’s team face Newcastle Emlyn in a friendly after our league fixture was postponed, and the women have no game but will be returning to action next weekend.