A hat-trick from Captain Peter Flanagan was enough to give Brooklands a 3-1 win over Southgate ensuring they join their opponents in the Premier League next season and in doing so, condemning Sheffield Hallam to relegation.
Having already looked at the goalkeepers and defenders in the running to make The Top of the D’s Team of the season for the Investec Women’s Premier League it is time to see who the midfield trio will be to join them. Make sure you use the poll at the bottom of the page to cast your vote, but first, here are the contenders: Continue reading
Having run the rule over the contenders for the NOW: Pensions Men’s Premier League team of the season this past week, it is now time to have a look at those battling to be included in the Investec Women’s Premier League team of the season. As with the men’s team, I have selected players I have seen play and been impressed by as well as those recommended by some of the coaches I have spoken to. So without further ado, here are the contenders vying for the coveted No1 shirt, the goalkeepers. Continue reading
And so, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. With voting now closed and the team of independent adjudicators finished totting up the thousands of votes, The Top of the D’s Team of the Season for the NOW: Pensions Men’s Premier League is unveiled. Here we go: Continue reading
And now, the end is near. With the ten teams whittled down over the 18 league games to the top four, this weekend is the NOW: Pensions Men’s Championship Playoffs. East Grinstead face Surbiton in one semi-final and Reading go up against Beeston in the other. The Top of the D gives you the lowdown on the teams involved.
With a total of 511 goals scored this season in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Premier League the race for the top scorer award was hotly contested among the finest strikers the league has to offer. With that in mind, it has been very tough to narrow down the choices you can vote for in The Top of the D’s Team of the Season. However, that’s what I have done, so without further ado, here are the contenders.
Midfield is often the battlefield where top level hockey can be won and lost. With so many top class midfield performers in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Premier League this category was probably the hardest to narrow down to the main contenders. Before you look through the runners and riders for those three coveted midfield positions, why not go back and cast your vote for a goalkeeper and four defenders, if you haven’t already. If you have, read on and see who you can vote for to play in midfield for the team of the season.
Having looked already at the five players vying to be named as the first choice goalkeeper in The Top of the D’s Team of the Season, it is today the turn of the defenders to go under the microscope. As before, these choices are based on players I have watched myself and recommendations from some of the coaches I have spoken to, so apologies for any players who you feel have been wrongly overlooked! Here goes: Continue reading
With the championship playoffs just around the corner the teams competing in the final four will be busy preparing themselves for the biggest games of the season so far. As well as looking forward to the spectacle of the top players battling it out for the trophy I always enjoy finding out who will scoop the prestigious Player of the Year Awards and who will make it into the team of the season. I thought that this year, it might be fun to put together my own team of the season, voted for by the readers of The Top of the D.