Since the announcement of reducing down to one team there has been two training sessions and I am glad to say both have been well attended and run . After last nights session there was a question and answer session between players and Rick and the main points raised were better communications between players and coaching staff, players needing tracksuits and training shirts. Listening in on this last night there was a positivity from the players on the running of the seniors and they were all happy to ''buy into it''. Lastly when we have all players signed on a new app page will be set up.
Holme Rovers Forum
Holme Rovers Seniors
Richard Brook |
Richard Brook |
Last night Committee members responsible for our Senior Section met to discuss the number of teams we would run for season 20/21 and based on the difficulties of running two teams last season and the number of players attending training this season to date the decision was made that we will run only one team. Moving forward any players wishing to attend training will be allowed to do so [Wednesday 18.30] and we have a friendly this Saturday at home 14.00 and any player attending will get game time. Most Committee members who attended the meeting last night will be in attendance on Saturday to discuss any points you wish to raise. I will ask that the two what's app pages be removed and replaced with one. Lastly I would like to thank Jonny Foster for his efforts in running the 2nd team over the last 15 years.
Holme Youth Club Session
Rebecca Watkins |
We are planning our next sessions for the youth club at Holme and would really like to get local people and groups more involved with the club, and hopefully encourage our young people to get involved in more extra curricular activities. Would you be available on the 16th March 2020 to give a football session with the younger club. We meet at HOSM Scout Hut from 5.15 till 6.45pm on Mondays.
Holme Rovers u12 (2) - Howden AFC u12 Heat (3)
U12 Match Report - 14th September |
Following last week’s victory over Goole,Rovers came into this game full of confidence.
A glorious late Summer day and a visit from local rivals brought a healthy attendance to this derby.
Rovers started on the front foot, Josh Hinch coming close with a great header from a dangerous corner and Buddy Dunham narrowly missing the target from distance. Both sides did not flinch from a tackle and the midfield tussle was combative to say the least.
Rovers continued to press and the chances piled up. Josh again went close from a corner, Marley Bayram forced a good save from the keeper and Harry Goodwin just failed to connect with Buddy’s cross.
The defence of Oliver Wood and Sam Kirby dealt with Howden’s infrequent incursions into Rover’s half and Billy Wilson was a spectator.
Unfortunately football is a cruel game and on 26 minutes Howden took the lead with a well taken shot into the bottom corner. Two minutes later and Howden took full advantage of a fortuitous free kick to double their lead with a fine far post header.
Holme Rovers u12’s 0
Howden AFC u12’s Heat 2
Manager Ben tinkered with the team at half time introducing Harvey Sedman, Ethan Ashley and James O’Driscoll.
A fired up Rovers continued to lay siege to Howden’s goal and within 3 minutes they had a goal back, Logan Cox powering home Harvey’s corner. Rovers could sense a comeback and only misfortune and some fine goalkeeping prevented Harvey, Josh and Marley from equalising. Will Pearson then rifled in a free kick from all of 25 yards which just went wide. Rovers were to regret these misses as in the 48th minute Howden broke and scored their third goal after some indecision in Holme’s defence.
Down but not out Rovers returned to dominating the contest, driven on by some full blooded tackling by Logan.
In the 49th minute Harvey capped off an impressive display by pulling a goal back to set up a tense finale.
Despite late pressure the final whistle came to the relief of the Howden bench.
Despite the result this was a gutsy performance by Rovers and one to inspire confidence for the season ahead.
On to Pontefract
Richard Brook |
In May when we had our end of season junior presentation day our main sponsor Mike ''O'' Reilly from McDonalds Shiptonthorpe stated what a great ''family'' club Holme Rovers is and this was shown yet again on Saturday when against adverse weather the football club and residents of the village came together to have a great day and raise a vast amount of money [over £3,500]. Even though it was a miserable afternoon lots of villagers turned out to support our charity match and so raise a vast amount of money. I would like to thank all concerned who contributed to this event, there are too many but you know who you are. As regards the money raised my understanding is that this will not go into a ''pot'' but Ward 39 at York Hospital are going to supply us with a shopping list of items we can purchase to allow them to further help with the rehabilitation of stroke patients. As I type this money is still coming in which is great. When the club has purchased whatever equipment it is able to there will be an official presentation and this will be advertised, so those who wish to attend can do so. Since we started our charity matches 4 years ago there has been circa £10,000 raised for various causes truly amazing.
Once again thanks to you all.