KRH B started the weekend donning the new Exton Park crimson shirts and stormed home with a victory over the Army Reserves. Sound hitting from Henry Foster and Paddy Selfe at the back gave Pete Gornall and George Stephens the space to run the ball to goal. Pete Gornall's hand eye co-ordination and ability to hit the ball at speed caught the Reserves on the back foot on a number of occasions and the goals racked up.
Later in the day, the KRH A Team took on a strong and balanced RAF team but Alex Walch accelerated away from the first line out of the match to open the scoring and set the team up well. Hard marking in defence from George Walker and fast counter attacking from Oscar Churton led to three more goals in the second chukka giving KRH a cushion going into the second half. Two penalties and field goals from Paddy Selfe in the second half sealed victory and ultimately a valued place in the Captains and Subalterns Final on Sunday against the Navy.
The KRH A Team took the field against a strong Navy team who were eager to claw one back after losing the Inter Regimental Final at Guards Polo Club two weeks before. Their wounds were still raw after the KRH had plugged a half goal victory over them and they were thirsty not to lose a second title clash. The Navy started with half a goal advantage and Hiro Suzuki swiftly added another to end the first chukka 2 1/2 - 0. This was enough to wake the KRH from their slumber and Alex Walch and Oscar Churton ran in a goal each. It did not, however, contain Hiro Suzuki who ran away to score once again. With the rain now falling on the Fischer Ground, the KRH scored three field goals in the third chukka with just one in reply from the Navy. The final chukka saw a goal from each team and then the clock was running into the last 30 seconds; a melee on the 60 yard line and lucky spin of the ball let Hiro Suzuki sneak a goal on the final bell, quashing KRH hopes of a double win that weekend.
The weekend of 8th - 9th August sees two Exton Park KRH teams enter the KRH Cup at Tidworth Polo Club with a team in the 4 goal division and a team in the -2 goal division. There will be games from midday on both days in Tidworth.