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Youth Academy: HBU give Benfica an almighty battle in Spain

Posted by HBU Admin on April 24, 2014



Herne bay united under 9s travelled to Palafrugell roller hockey club in Spain to play in their 60th anniversary international tournament.
Their first game was against home side Pallafrugell B, HBU played a strong passing game with a 0 – 14 win, with every member of the team scoring. The second game was against Alcala CH another Spanish side this was a very tight game ending with a draw 5 – 5. The third game was against Pallafrugell’s A team which was always going to be a very hard game the score ended 6 – 0 to the home side, but the score did not reflect the game and it was a very close game but the spanish side finished all their chances
This meant that HBU could now only finish second but to do this they need to beat Portuguese side Benfica one of the most famous and best clubs in roller hockey. HBU started the game really well and went 3- 0 up but Benfica came back into the game and turned into a really tense affair with it ending 5 – 4 to HBU. This meant HBU had finished second overall with 2 wins and 1 draw and one loss.
HBU done a great job representing their club and the town with exemplary behaviour and performances we can be proud of. They showed great promise and really bonded throughout the trip and we look forward to hearing and seeing them play in the future, it was also great to see so much travelling support from the parents and families!
HBU team List: Finley Kay, Jaspar Dobson, Rhys Dean, Bryn Davies, Will Hosking, Dougie Epps, Jake Croft.
Simon Hosking coach of the team added normally I give out a player of the tournament but it was impossible to choose one player so i awarded it to the whole team as they all played so well really stepping up their games.

Roller Hockey: Premier League HBU vs Bury Saturday 12th April.

Posted by HBU Admin on April 6, 2014


Youth Academy: HBU Shine at National Cup Qualifiers

Posted by HBU Admin on April 1, 2014


Herne Bay United:

National Cup Qualifiers – Soham 29/30th Mar 2014

HBU continued to enjoy National Cup success with two senior teams & the under 20 team facing tough semi finals, the U13, Under 15 and under 17 teams all competing in National Cup Finals at the end of July at the Bay Arena.


Following the Under 17 side who have already qualified for the National Cup Final, HBU’s U/13 side faced a quarter final against Kings Lynn, producing a strong performance to proceed to the Semis with a 9-4 win.

They entered the semi-final as favourites against a young Middlesborough team and ran out 11-1 winners to confirm their place in the Final v KRHSA.

Harrison Raven(GK), George Daly, Luke Huckstepp, Harry Slack, Archie Isaacs, Max Bassom

HBU U15 side faced an unknown opposition in Sudbury and a poor start saw HBU dominating possession but making numerous mistakes, closing the half 1-0 up. The second half saw some improvement with HBU extending the lead to 4-0 before conceding a late goal to win 4-1 and a semi final clash with the winners of Peterboro’ and Invicta.

After a strong performance against Peterboro’, RHC Invicta were HBUs semi final opponents and knowing that a repeat of the previous performance would see HBU lose out on a place in the final. The team started brightly and a well worked goal saw HBU go one up and playing with confidence they extended the lead to 2-0. The second half continued as the first half with a couple of goals, strong defensive work and impressive goal keeping with Rhys saving a penalty, HBU with a 4 – 0 win made it to the Final to play Letchworth.

HBU U15: Rhys Young(GK), Josie Greenwood(C), Will Parkinson Wellard, Josh Butcher, Jamie McVey, Oli Hudson, George Daly.


Playing without a full squad of players HBU U20 side made it a great day, faced a strong Kings Lynn side who were favourites to progress to the semi finals, the HBU team played demonstrated great skill in a disciplined performance and edged a close and exciting game 5-4 to set up a semi final with Bury.

However this match will be rescheduled as time ran out at the Rink.

Eddie Mount, Lewis Greenwood, Josh Branchett, Ash Barton, David Martindale, Jocie Greenwood.