Harris Academy FP Hockey Club - 2018-19 News Items

Aspire Cup Final video
July 2018

Harris 3rd Team Win Indoor League
Theyoung Harris 3rd team won the Midland 3rd Division indoor league with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in their 7 league games. Top scoreres were Alfie Ackerley 7, Ewan Muirhead 6, Brodie Thompson 4 and Fraser Allan 3.

Division 3 P W D L F A GD Pts
Harris III 7 4 2 1 27 11 16 14
Grove Menzieshill V 6 3 1 2 25 18 7 10
Grove Menzieshill VI 7 3 1 3 14 24 -10 10
Wanderers VII 4 2 1 1 8 7 1 7
Perthshire II 5 1 3 1 19 14 5 6
Monarchs III 5 1 2 2 20 25 -5 5
Wanderers V 4 1 1 2 6 9 -3 4
Wanderers VI 4 0 1 3 8 19 -11 1


Harris Hawks Annual Awards Night 2018

Harris Hawks Annual Awards Night  June 2018
U10        Bethan Thompson and Elsa Snowden
U10 star performance  Logyn Davidson
U12       Rory Little
U14       Fraser Allan
U16      Robbie Somerville
Most Improved       James Lothian
Club Player      Nicholas Auld

Sunday 24th June 2018

Midland Youth Festival
Dundee University, Riverside
Sunday 24th June 2018 

Our two U10 teams Hawks and Harriers started at 10 30 and put in great performances on a very hot day, The U12s played four games and after losing the first game 2-0 to Carnegie Lions they won their other three games. 1-0 against GM, 2-0 against Carnegie Tigers and 3-0 against Kinross. Three players  got on to the scoresheet for the U12s for the first time, Cameron Gellatly, Cameron Allan and Euan Wilson. 

The U14 team had four wins out of four. In the first game Fraser Allan (3), Alfie Ackerley and Ewan Muirhead scored in a 5-2 win against GM Dragons. In the second game Fraser Allan (3) Aiden Davidson, Alfie Ackerley and Ewan Muirhead scored in a 6-0 win against Carnegie Typhoons. Next was a  6-0 win against Kinross with Fraser Allan (3) Aiden Davidson (2) and Ewan Muirhead getting the goals. The last game was a 2-0 win against GM Athill with Fraser getting both goals.

July 2018

Midland Youth Tournament
Sunday 29th July 2018 at St Andrews
Well played Harris Hawks U10s at St Andrews today. Four wins out of five and 24 goals. Logyn 15, Matthew 4, Rosie 2, Bethan and Elsa 1 each. Special mention to 7 year old Edie Snowden who played so well in her first tournament.

September 2018

Perthshire III 3-3 Harris II
Midland League Division 1
Saturday 8th September at Kilgraston

Harris went behind after two minutes and conceded a second goal in the 24th minute. Perthshire dominated the first half and could have been further ahead at half-time. Harris lost a third goal eight minutes into the second half before the game changed completely after Alfie Ackerley scored for Harris in the 55th minute, Three minutes later AlfieAckerley grabbed a second and Harris pressed for an equaliser. After Harris missed from several short corners Pete Black finally equalised with a flick into the top corner with two minutes of the game reamining.

Harris III 1-1 Monarchs III
Midland League Division 2
Sunday 9th September at Riverside

Harris opened the scoring after 12 minutes from a Fraser Allan short corner and led 1-0 at half-time. Monarchs equaiised four minutes into the second half and there was no further scoring.

September 2018

Harris Academy U18   4-0   Aboyne Academy U18
Aspire Cup 1st Round
Thursday 27th September at Riverside
The first half provided a lot off good hockey from both sides with the teams separated by two goals from Cammy Bell. Both teams continued to play good hockey in the second half with Harris adding two further goals through Fraser Allan and Cammy Bell to complete his hat-trick. Harris play Inverness/Kingussie in the next round after the October school holiday.

October 2018

Strathclyde University 9 - 4 Harris 
National League Division 3
Saturday 6th October at Millerston
Similar to their first league game Harris, with five changes to their team, got off to a terrible start going three down in the first seven minutes. The second goal shouldn't have counted as it was kicked forward towards goal before being tapped in and the the first and third were from short corners. Another two goals in three minutes for the home side in the second quarter of the game left Harris with an impossible task. Harris regrouped at half time and got an early goal throughDave Somerville after good lead-up work from Greg Whittet. Another short corner made it 6-1 for Strathclyde midway through the second half before a good run by Greg Whittet beating three men and hitting a reverse shot at goal was deflected in by Grant McInroy. Strathclyde extended their lead further with a goal from open play and another short corner. A good drag-flicked short corner from Fraser Alllan was cancelled out by a Strathclyde goal. A great goal to finish from Fraser Allan beating three players and reverse hitting past the home keeper for his second goal of the game. As the week before a second half draw showed fight, skill and good goals but the game was lost in the first half.

November 2018

Harris Academy U18   3 - 3   Inverness/Kingussie U18
(Inverness/Kingussie win 3-1 on penalties)

Aspire Cup Quarter Final
Monday 12th November at Riverside
The game started at a fast pace with both teams moving the ball around well before Harris took the lead after 11 minutes from a short corner with Fraser Allan flicking into the top corner of the net. Four minutes later Aiden Davidson had his netbound shot blocked and Fraser Allan scored from the resultant penalty flick. A minute later Ross Dyer and Ewan Muirhead combined to win  a short corner which was well saved by the Inverness keeper. Inverness came back into the game right at the end of the first half and scored from a short corner in the 34th minute. In the first 20 minutes of the second half both teams missed short corners before Inverness scored from one to level the game.The visitors took the lead with 10 minutes to go, again from a short corner. Harris fought back and flicked wide from a short corner with seven minutes left to play. The equaliser for Harris came with three minutes to go when Eli Ross won the ball and played it through to Fraser Allan to flick high past the keeper and complete his hat-trick.
The game was decided by penalties with Inverness/Kingussie winning 3-1 to take them through to the semi-final.  

Primary Indoor Tornament November 2018

Primary Hockey Tournament
Harris Academy Games Hall
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Six primary school teams took part in the indoor hockey tournament in Harris Games Hall organised jointly by Dundee Active Schools and Harris Hawks. For many of the players involved it was the first time they had played against teams from other schools. 

In the round robin event all the teams played five games and planning is underway to hold a similar event in the Harris Games Hall in February and an outdoor tournament at Riverside in March.

February 2019

Successful Return to Outdoor Hockey
Harris 1s and 2s were back in action for outdoor league games after the winter break  with both teams recording good wins.

Harris 3 - 1 Aberdeen University

National League Division 3
Saturday 16th February 2019 at DISC
Harris opened the scoring in the 27th minute when Gav Martin intercepted a defensive pass and squared the ball for Ferg Wilson to score in his comeback game for Harris. The lead was shortlived however with Aberdeen University equalising from a short corner three minutes before half-time.
Harris made a great start to the second half with Ferg Wilson providing the assist for GrantMcInroy to put Harris ahead in the 39th minute. Only a tremendous save from the visiting keeper denied Niall McKay from putting Harris further ahead two minutes later but the third goal came in the 43rd minute with Ferg Wilson flicking the ball high past the keeper. In the last quarter of the game it was the University team who had the upper hand and missed from several short corners with Duncan McNicoll in the Harris goal making some fine saves during this period to  help Harris collect three points.

Wanderers IV  0 - 3 Harris II
Midland League Division 1
Saturday 16th February 2019 at Dalnacraig
Harris were on top in the first half and missed several good chances before two short corner goals from Ewan Muirhead gave them a 2-0 lead at half-time.
In a more even 2nd half both sides had chances but Ross Dyer sealed the game for Harris when he slid in at the far post to deflect the ball over the line from a Ewan Muirhead assist. 

1971 Cup Winning Team

Memory Lane
Dave Wallace who played in the 1971 Harris cup winning side has sent in a picture of the team who beat AGSFP in the final and then went on to represent Scotland in Europe.

Scotland U16s v Wales U16s

Fraser Selected for Scotland U16 Team to Play Wales
Congratulations to 14 year old Harris Academy FP player Fraser Allan who has been selected to play for Scotland U16s against Wales U16s in Wales in a series of three games over the Easter weekend. The club wishes Fraser all the best as he heads off for his first games at international level.

May 2019

Midland Youth Hockey Tournament
DISC
Sunday 26th May 2019
Our two under 10 teams were in action early on and played really good hockey in all their games. With a lot of players playing in their first or second tournament it was great to see them improve throughout the day.
The 12 and under team played next and recorded 4 wins out of 4. Madras A 2-0, Perthshire A 5-0, Madras B 3-0 and Perthshire B 7-0. Goalscorers were Matthew Ogg (10), Logyn Davidson (2), Archie Newey (2), Elsa Snowden, Angus Tisshaw and Molly Muirhead.
The 14 and under team played three games drawing 1-1 with GM and beating Kinross 2-0 and Stirling Wanderers 3-0. Goalscorers were Aiden Davidson (3), Ben Mackenzie (2) and Archie Newey.

June 2019

Westfest 2019
Magdalen Green June 2019
The club were at Westfest again this year along with other sports clubs in the West End Community Sports Hub. Despite a poor forecast and early rain it turned out to be a fine afternoon with a lot of warm sunny weather. This year there was no inflatable pitch available but club coaches and players combined to give youngsters at Westfest an introduction to hockey and let parents know about the hockey club in their local area.

Midland Youth Tournament Riverside June 2019



Pictures (top) Harris Hawks U10 team, U10 practice
Pictures (bottom) U12 team talk, U14 game

August 2018

Midland Youth Tournament
Sunday 26th August 2018 at Dalnacraig
Harris fielded two U10 teams In the Midland tournament hosted by Dundee Wanderers at Dalnacraig. The Hawks and Harriers both put in excellent perfomances with a special mention for Matthew Ogg who scored 10 goals for the Harriers. The U12 team won 5 out of 6 games with Matthew Ogg, Luke Soutar and Logyn Davidson sharing the goals. In the final session the U14s won 4 , drew 1 and lost 1 with Ewan Muirhead, Ben Mackenzie and Nicholas Auld getting the goals.

August 2018

Harris II 9-0 Wanderers IV
Midland League Division 1
Saturday 1st September at DISC

First half goals from Kevin Ancell (3), Alfie Ackerley (2), Craig Soutar and EwanMuirhead gave Harris a seven goal lead at half-time in their opening Midland Division 1 game at DISC.  In the second half further goals from Kevin Ancell and Steven Moircompleted the scoring.

Kinross 4 - 4 Harris 
Friendly
Saturday 1st September at Kinross

Goals from Ferg Wilson (2), Grant McInroy and Jack Dyer gave Harris a draw in a pre-season friendly game in KInross

July 2018

Coaching Course Success
Well done to Steven Moir, Ben Graham, Ross McNicoll, Dylan Ackerley and Bella Ackerley for successfully completing the level 1 coaching course at Riverside at the end of June.

September 2018

Harris II 1-1 Madras 
Midland League Division 1
Saturday 15th September at DISC
Harris led 1-0 at half-time through a Kevin Ancell goal after eleven minutes from a Matthew McInnes assist. In the second half Harris had opportunities to increase their lead with James Lothian coming closest to scoring with several good strikes missing narrowly. Madras equalised four minutes from time for a share of the points.

September 2018

Aberdeen University 4 - 1 Harris 
National League Division 3
Saturday 29th September at Aberdeen Sports Village
Aberdeen University were three ahead after 18 minutes and had more chances in the first half to extend their lead. Harris with better organisation in the second half scored through GrantMcInroy from a Jonny McLeish assist but a short corner goal secured a win for the home team.

Grove Menzieshill V 0 - 1 Harris III 
Midland League Division 2
Sunday 30th September at Riverside

In an even 1st half both teams played well without causing either keeper any problems. Midway through the 2nd half a Dave Somerville cross was picked up well at the far post by AidenDavidson and chipped in on his reverse. Ewan Muirhead came close for Harris with a reverse hit shot which went over the bar and at the other end Keir Robb had his short corner effort well saved by Duncan in goal.

October 2018

Harris 2 - 1 Greenock
National League Division 3
Saturday 13th October at DISC
The teams cancelled each other out in the first quarter of the game. In the second quarter both teams missed from short corners before Euan Simpson put Harris ahead from a penalty flick just before half-time.
Harris started the second half well with Fraser Allan going close and then good work from Greg Whittet led to Grant McInroy firing wide of goal. Greenock pressed for an equaliser which came in the 25th minute from their second short corner of the half. After the initial shot was saved by Duncan, Greenock were first to the rebound and levelled the scores. Harris responded two minutes later when Fraser Allan collected the ball on the 23 metre line, beat two players and  flicked high into the the net over the advancing keeper. Greenock fought back again and missed from two short corners in the closing stages. 

November Indoor Tournament 2018
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December 2018

Midland Hockey Tournament
DISC, Sunday 2nd December 2018
Both our U10 teams enjoyed a successful day at DISC in theMidland indoor hockey tournament. Special mention to  Molly Muirhead with 9 goals and Matthew Ogg with 8 goals for the Hawks U10 team and to Archie Newey who was top scorer for the Harriers team and playing in his first tournament.
The U12 team also had a successful day winning three games and drawing one. Scorers for the Hawks team were Cameron Allan (3), Logyn Davidson (3), Archie Newey (2), Jack Tasker (1) and Euan Wilson (1)

Primary Indoor Tournament February 2019

Primary Hockey Tournament
Harris Academy Games Hall
Wednesday 6th February 2019
Nine primary school teams took part in the indoor hockey tournament in Harris Games Hall organised jointly by Dundee Active Schools and Harris Hawks. A fantastic effort from all the players from Blackness PS, Tayview PS, Camperdown PS, St Ninians PS and Wormit PS. Thanks to Harris Hawks umpires Ben Graham, Robbie Somerville, Ross McNicoll, Bella Ackerley and Ewan Muirhead and thanks as well to all the parents and teachers for their support.

March 2019

Midland Hockey Tournament
Riverside, Sunday 3rd March 2019


The Harris Hawks 10 and under team had a good day at the Midland youth tournament at Riverside. After a defeat in the opening game they won five games and drew the other, scoring 19 goals and conceding 6 in their seven match schedule. Scorers for the Hawks were Molly Muirhead (7), Angus Tisshaw (6), Rosie Lothian (2), Corey Nicolson (2), Edie Snowden (1) and Isla Williams (1). Special mentions for Leo Pugh for his great defending throughout and for Ella Cowie, Alice Newy and Alfie Tasker who were all playing in their first tournament.
The 12 and under team played well in all of their four games and had a win, a loss and two draws. Matthew Ogg was top scorer with three goals.

First Season of National League 1976-77

More Memories 
1976-77 was the first season of National League outdoor in Scotland.There were six divisions altogether with Harris playing in Division 1.

1976-77 National League Division 1 

 

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W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Edinburgh CS

12

11

1

0

38

6

23

Western

14

8

2

4

22

15

18

Grange

14

6

4

4

25

15

16

HARRIS FP

14

3

7

4

14

21

13

ICI Grangemouth

14

4

4

6

14

19

12

Aberdeen GSFP

13

3

5

5

15

25

11

Inverleith

14

3

5

6

13

25

11

Babcock & Wilcox

13

0

4

9

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21

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AGSFP                       1-1  (H)   2-2 (A)
Babcock & Wilcox      2-1  (H)   0-0 (A)
Edinburgh CS             0-1 (H)   0-6 (A)
Grange                       1-1 (H)   1-1  (A)
ICI Grangemouth        1-1 (H)   2-4 (A)
Inverleith                     2-0 (H)   1-1 (A)
Western                      1-0 (H)   0-2 (A)

Midland Leagues APril 2019
Division 1 P W D L F A GD Pts
St Andrews University II 18 18 0 0 111 15 96 54
Perthshire II 17 14 1 2 75 17 58 43
Wanderers II 12 7 2 3 43 19 24 23
Perthshire III 15 7 1 7 39 40 -1 22
Wanderers III 13 6 2 5 36 23 13 20
Harris II 15 5 3 7 42 47 -5 18
Grove Menzieshill III 16 5 0 11 35 50 -15 15
Dundee University 10 3 1 6 29 39 -10 10
Grove Menzieshill IV 11 3 0 8 23 69 -46 9
Madras 15 1 4 10 16 52 -36 7
Wanderers IV 14 1 2 11 10 88 -78 5
Monarchs II 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Division 2 P W D L F A GD Pts
Perthshire IV 8 7 1 0 26 9 17 22
Harris III 11 6 3 2 12 10 2 21
Monarchs III 10 5 2 3 36 20 16 17
Harris v Perthshire October 2012

Flashback to 2012
Harris v Perthshire at DISC in NL D3. Match sponsored by Yorkes

Midland Youth Tournament 2019

Midland Youth Hockey Tournament
Woodmill HS Dunfermline
Sunday 28th April 2019
The 10 and under team were in good form in the Midland youth tournament at Woodmill HS on Sunday 28th April.

After three wins,  4-1 against Blairgowrie B, 3-0 against Grove Menzieshill and 4-0 against Kinross B the Hawks team lost 3-1 to Blairgowrie A. They finished with three more wins, 7-0 against Stirling Wanderers, 6-0 against Carnegie Hawks and 7-1 against Carnegie Doves. Goalscorers were Logyn Davidson (17), Molly Muirhead (8), Angus Tisshaw (5), Rosie Lothian (1) and Isla Williams (1). Special mention as well for Leo Pugh playing at the back for the Hawks team which only coneded five goals in their seven games.

May 2019

Scottish Hockey National Primary Finals
National Hockey Centre 
May 2019
Wormit PS had a great day at the National Primary Finals at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow. Despite having some of the youngest players taking part they won six of their nine games.The whole team, who all started their hockey with Harris Hawks, enjoyed their day and were encouraged and supported throughout the day by coach Andy Thompson. The picture shows the team with Hamish the Scotiish Hockey mascot.

Awards Night June 2019


    U8 Players of the Year Isla Williams and Edie Snowden

U10 player of the Year Rosie Lothian and Top goalscorers Molly Muirhead and Logyn Davidson

U12 Player of the Year Jack Tasker/ Neil Martin Award for Most Improved Player Matthew Ogg

Club PoY Robbie Somerville, U16 international award Fraser Allan, U14 PoY Ewan Muirhead

celebrating a successful 2018-19 season with Harris Hawks

Scotland U16s v GB Colleges July 2019

Scotland U16 v GB Colleges
Harris Hawk Fraser Allan was in action for Scotland U16s in a three game series in Edinburgh against GB Colleges. Fraser scored a late equaliser in the first game to secure a 4-4 draw for Scotland. The second game was a 4-3 win for Scotland and the final game a 7-2 win with Fraser getting three assists.