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Youth Awards 2018

Harleston Magpies celebrate their best season yet at annual youth awards!

Harleston Magpies Hockey Club Youth Section has had an exceptional year.  Every age group from U10s to U18s, boys and girls, have something to be proud of. Many squads have achieved the highest level possible with national final appearances including the U12 girls, U14 boys and girls and semi-final finishes for both the boys and girls U18s.

On Friday 19 May at Magpies clubhouse, it was all about celebrating this success and recognising the hard work of every player, all team officials, the army of volunteer coaches and assistants and of course the fleet of mum and dad taxi’s!

Over 120 children played games throughout the early evening and then crowded into the clubhouse to see the lucky recipients of the highly prized annual awards, presented by stars of Magpies 1st teams and former junior members, Rose Winter and Jack Hobbs.

The Magpies junior section was also delighted to welcome Andrew Longe, Honorary Life member of Harleston Magpies to present the Longe Trophy for outstanding Youth Coaching services.  Since 1994 Andrew has wanted to shine a light on unsung heros in the youth section, those coaches who tirelessly strive to deliver high calibre coaching, giving up evening after evening year after year and this year the entire room agreed that Chris Flatt was a more than worthy winner of the award for his work with Magpies junior goal keepers (pictured Chris Flatt and Andrew Longe).

Club Youth Chairman David Johnson was thrilled at the turnout for the evening, saying: ‘Our awards evening is always a terrific night made even better this year with a glorious summers evening.  It was really good to see youngsters from across the age groups mixed up and playing some hockey whilst parents mingled and supported from the side lines before everyone came into the clubhouse for the awards presentation.  Well done to all the winners on the night but equally important well done to all who have been part of Magpies youth system. It really has been an exceptional season which everyone can take some credit for.”

[For pictures of the  prize winners see below]

David Johnson continued: ‘This year’s event was even more special because before the evenings’ entertainment, Magpies hosted a quick sticks hockey coaching and mini tournament afternoon for three local primary schools. This introduced hockey and Magpies to over 70 year three and four pupils from Pulham, Dickleburgh and Newton Flotman primary schools.  We hope many will come back and take part in the clubs summer hockey taster sessions in June’.

For more information email hockeycamps@magpies-hockey.co.uk.  Our thanks go out to Lauren Goodswen the Sports Coordinator for the Harleston and Diss Primary school pyramid to enable this to happen.

If you fancy getting your kids involved in hockey, check out the summer taster courses running in June and July at Harleston Magpies Hockey Club on their website at www.magpies-hockey.co.uk

 

Development Most Improved Boy
Development Most Improved Boy
Development Most Improved Girl
Development Most Improved Girl
Development Player of Season Boy
Development Player of Season Boy
Development Player of Season Girl
Development Player of Season Girl
Development Special Award Girl
Development Special Award Girl
U9 Most Improved Boy
U9 Most Improved Boy
U9 Most Improved girl
U9 Most Improved girl
U9 Player of Season Boy
U9 Player of Season Boy
U9 Player of Season Girl
U9 Player of Season Girl
U10 Girl special award
U10 Girl special award
U10 Most Improved Boy
U10 Most Improved Boy
U10 Most Improved Girl
U10 Most Improved Girl
U10 Player of Season Boy
U10 Player of Season Boy
U10 Player of the Season Girl
U10 Player of the Season Girl
U11 Most Improved Boy
U11 Most Improved Boy
U11 Most Improved Girl
U11 Most Improved Girl
U11 Player of Season Boy
U11 Player of Season Boy
U11 Players of the Season Girls
U11 Players of the Season Girls
U12 Most Improved Boy
U12 Most Improved Boy
U12 Most Improved Player Girl
U12 Most Improved Player Girl
U12 Player of Season Boy
U12 Player of Season Boy
U12 Players of the Season Girls
U13 Most Improved Girl
U13 Most Improved Girl
U13 Player of Season Boy
U13 Player of Season Boy
U13 Player of Season Girl
U13 Player of Season Girl
U14 Most Improved Boy
U14 Most Improved Boy
U14 Most Improved Girl
U14 Most Improved Girl
U14 Player of Season Boy
U14 Player of Season Boy
U14 Player of Season Girl
U14 Player of Season Girl
U15 Player of Season Boy
U15 Player of Season Boy
U15 Player of Season Girl
U15 Player of Season Girl
Youth Coach of the Season
Youth Coach of the Season

Norfolk Mini Tournament dates

NORFOLK MINI TOURNAMENTS

NOV 22 U11/U13 GIRLS @ Harleston Magpies

DEC 6 U11/U13 BOYS Rudds Tournament @Greshams

JAN 24 U11/U13 GIRLS/BOYS @Pelicans

FEB 28 U9s @ Watton

MARCH 7 U11/U13 GIRLS/BOYS @Watton

MARCH 14 U10/U12 GIRLS COUNTY FINALS @ Harleston Magpies

MARCH 21 U10/U12 BOYS COUNTY FINALS @ Greshams contact Graham Britton

MARCH 28 U9s @Pelicans

APRIL 17/18 U10/U12 GIRLS/BOYS CLUB EAST MINI FINALS

APRIL 18 U11/U13 GIRLS/BOYS AND U9s @ Dereham

Photos from Norwich City Mini Tournament


The Under 13 girls receiving their 6th set of winners from the Norfolk club tournaments this season.


The Under 11 girls received certificates for coming 3rd.
After a slow start (0-0 draws against Dereham A and Watton – we hit the post twice) the girls played their best game of the season in beating Norwich City for the first time in 6 attempts. This was followed by two good wins against Dereham B and Norwich City B. A draw in the last game against Pelicans would have seen Magpies finish as runners up. But despite a brilliant performance by Ana Berry in goal (her Dad counted 7 saves in this match) we eventually conceded our only goal in the tournament.

These girls have improved so much during the season particularly in defence. Half of the team can play in this age group again next year. Girls like Beatrice Flatt and Katie Crawford are going to be very strong under 11 players next year and look forward to hopefully winning some tournaments. Other players yesterday were Hollie Hunter, Ellie Eglington, Krystal Jenkins, Sophie Long, Kara Kilbourn and Emily Mckluskey.

Magpies under 11 boys finished their season in style with their 5th tournament victory. They have had a superb year and half the squad can play in this age group again next season.

Under 11 Boys at Dereham Tournament

Magpies were without several regular players for this tournament. They were playing for Norfolk County Under 12s in an Eastern Counties Tournament.

Magpies started the tournament well with 3 wins out of 3 beating Watton 1-0 (Soloman), City B 2-0 (Kieran x 2) and Dereham 5-0 (Sol x 2, Kieran x 2 & Jack Hobbs). They then faced Pelicans, who they have had some good battles with already this season, and lost a very tight game 1-0. Pelicans scored from a break away and despite lots of possession Magpies could not find a way past the dogged Pelicans defence. In the final game Magpies played City A and lost 2-0. City played very well and Sam Tomlinson scored 2 excellent goals. The score line could have been worse but for 2 fine saves from Jordan in goal. This was another good performance from a young team who still have a couple of years at U11.

Team:
Jordan (GK)
George
James
Jack
Alex
Kieran
Soloman
Jolyon
Archie

Under 11 Boys County Championships

Harleston Magpies travelled to Greshams on Sunday and finished 5th overall (out of 8) against some very good teams. In a group with Pelicans, Town Close & Taverham School they started well with a 1-1 draw against Pelicans. Kieran scored in the first half and, despite creating plenty of chances they had to settle for a draw when Pelicans deservedly equalised. The next match was against a strong Town Close side who dominated for much of the match but Archie scored a great goal to get back to 1-1 and Magpies could have snatched a winner late on but were denied by a good save by the Town Close keeper. Going into the last game against Taverham a win would have been enough to get them into the semi-finals. However, Taverham proved too strong, never allowing Magpies time and space to get their passing game going, and ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.

This left Magpies 3rd in their group with a game against Dereham to determine play-off places. Magpies dominated from start to finish winning 5-0 with goals from Jack Frere-Smith, Archie, Tristan, Kieran and Sol. This left a re-match against Pelicans for 5th place. A tight game looked like it was going to go Pelicans way as they went 1-0 up but with seconds left Archie scored with a great shot to send the game into penalty flicks. Magpies won the flicks 2-1 with Jordan making two great saves and Eddie coolly scoring the deciding penalty.

This was a tough tournament for Magpies as they came up against strong (and older) opposition but they boys tried really hard all day and their “never say die” attitude allowed them to finish in a credible 5th spot. This was a good all-round performance with lots of pitch time for all the boys and a good experience for future years. The majority of the Magpies squad can play in this age group again next year.

The tournament was won by Greshams.

Magpies Team
Jordan Wiseman – Goalkeeper
Jack Heydon
Jack Frere-Smith
Will HallTristan HipperKieran Peters
Archie Winter
Sol Barker
Jonty Hershell-Shorland
Eddie Martin

Under 11 Boys Win Again

Magpies U11 boys won the Pelicans tournament on Sunday with another display of good hockey to make it 5 tournament wins out of 5 this season.

First up was Dereham where they found the opposition keeper in fine form and despite many good chances it looked likely that Dereham would hold out for a draw. However, with the less than a minute remaining Archie scored with a well struck shot that took a deflection past the keeper to give Magpies a 1-0 win. Next up were the hosts and Magpies had to dig deep against strong and skilful opposition. The winning goal came from Kieran who followed up his first shot to score from the rebound to make it 1-0. Magpies defence then held firm with good work from Jordan in goal to clear the ball and a number of good tackles from Will & Jack Heywood. Magpies then beat Watton 3-0 with 2 goals from Tristan and a fine short-corner goal from Jack Free-Smith. This was probably Magpies best performance of the day with strong contributions from George in defence and William in midfield. The final game was against Norwich City and Magpies looked comfortable as they took a 2-0 lead but City fought back well and Sam Tomlinson scored a great goal to make it 2-1. However, Magpies managed to hold out for the final two minutes to make it four wins out of four. Another good all-round performance and Magpies can now look forward to the county tournament at Gresham’s next weekend.

TeamJordan Wiseman – Goalkeeper
Jack Heydon
Jack Free-Smith
Will Hall
Tristan Hipper
Kieran Peters
Archie Winter
William Donsworth
George Donsworth

Under 11 Boys win Watton Tournament

The U11 boys enjoyed another successful day winning the Watton tournament. They won all four of their games scoring 12 goals and only conceding 1!

Magpies won a tight encounter against Pelicans who started strongly and looked the most likely to win. However, Magpies slowly got to grips with their opponents and created a couple of chances before Kieran scored the winning goal. In the second match they faced the hosts who had a couple of good forwards but Jack Heydon and Will Hall defended extremely well. The forwards of Tristan and Kieran caused plenty of problems with Kieran setting up Tristan for the first and then poaching the second to make it 2-0.

Magpies won a tight game 2-1 against a Norwich side who improved throughout the tournament. Jonty scored the first and Tristan the second to go 2-0 up only to then have a lapse of concentration. Jordan found himself 4 against one and despite making the first save could not prevent the Norwich forward scoring from the rebound. However, Magpies held firm to go into the last game with a 100% record. Magpies then turned on the style recording a 7-0 win against Dereham. Alex scored the best goal of the day rounding of a great team move with the other goals coming from Jack Free-Smith (3), Tristan (2) and Kieran. This was a good team performance with skipper Jack Free-Smith leading by example at centre midfield.

Team
Jordan Wiseman – Goalkeeper
Alex Lawrence
Jack Heydon
Jack Free-Smith
Will Hall
Tristan Hipper
Kieran Peters
Jonty Hershell-Shorland

The boys have now won all 4 tournaments so far this season. They are in action again this Sunday at Pelicans.

Under 11 Boys win Rudds Tournament

Magpies under 11 boys travelled up to Grehams School on Sunday morning.

They emerged as winners of their 3rd tournament of the season. They are still unbeaten in all of their mini matches.

Magpies were part of a 5 team tournament. Results:

v Pelicans won 2-0 with 2 goals by Archie Winter

v Norwich drew 1-1 goal by Sol Barker

v Greshams won 2-1 with goals by Archie and Jack Free-Smith. Jordan made 4 great saves in goal.

v Dereham won 2-0 with 2 goals from Sol.

Other team members: Jack Heydon, Tristan, Jol Summers, Jonty

Thanks to Rachel Summers for looking after the team.

The boys next outing is at the Framlingham invitation tournament on January 11th.

Under 11 teams at Magpies Mini Tournament

Magpies Under 11 boys team continued their successful start to the mini hockey season. At our own tournament our boys managed to win all 6 of their matches and to keep 6 clean sheets.

Results:
Magpies 4 Dereham 0
Magpies 3 Norwich B 0
Magpies 2 Pelicans 0
Magpies 2 Watton 0
Magpies 1 Norwich A 0
Magpies 2 Magpies B 0

Goals Soloman 4. Jolyon 6, Archie 1, Tristan 3


Team: Jol Summers , Archie Winter, Jack Heydon, Jack Free-Smith (captain), Tristan Hipper, Soloman Barker, Jordan Wiseman, Will Hall

We also entered a B team who managed to win 3, draw 2 and only lose 1 (to our A team).
There is plenty of talent and strength in depth with this group of boys. Many of them are only 9 or 10 years old so can play in this age group again next year.


B Team:
James Pring , George and William Donsworth, Jonty Hershell-Shorland, Jack Hobbs, Alex Lawrence, Kieren Peters and Harry Murton


Our Under 11 girls were taking part in their first tournament.

They started nervously in defence and struggled to put any power behind several scoring opportunities.
They lost their first two games by single goals to Dereham and Pelicans.
Magpies drew the 3rd game v Norwich A and this gave the girls some confidence.
The 4th game finally saw Magpies score 2 goals (by Kara Kilborn).
The flood gates now opened and Magpies played their last game full of enthusiasm. Against Watton Kara scored a hat trick and Ellie Eglington added a 4th goal.

Magpies finished the tournament in 4th place but can look forward to the rest of the season with confidence.
Other members of the team were Beatrice Flatt, Katie Crawford, Anna Berry, Emily McCluskey, Naomi Lewis, Holly Hunter and Krystal Jenkins

Norwich City Mini Tournament

Team photos of Under 13 girls, Under 11 Girls, Under 13 boys and see below for Under 11 boys

Watch this video – it has highlights from boys and girls matches and presentations.

Under 11 boys report
Magpies got off to a good start v Dereham won 2-1 with 2 goals by Sammy Lyne.

A good performance followed v Watton. However, despite several good attempts the game finished 0-0.

Magpies really found their form in the third match with a 4-1 win over Pelicans – Eliot scored a superb hat trick and Harry Montgomery finished off an excellent move.

Magpies then thrashed North Walsham 5-0 (another 3 for Eliot and 2 for Sammy).

Finally Magpies beat Norwich City 4-0 (Eliot 2 and Sammy 2) to finish with 13 poits out of a possible 15 and the clear winners of the tournament.

Team: Eddie Martin, Harry Morton, George Collins, Sonny Molloy Jack Free-Smith, Harry Montgomery, Jol Summers (only 8 years old making his debut for Magpies and mascot) Eliot Ashurst and Sammy Lyne

Under 11 boys in Framlingham Tournament

Our Under 11 boys team finished a creditable 3rd in this invitation event. There were 8 teams divided into 2 groups. Magpies featured in a group with Bury HC, Bradeston Hall and Ipswich HC.

Against Bury we started slowly and went behind to Bury’s first attack. Magpies played much better hockey in the 2nd half. Eliot Ashurst equalised with a great shot from the top of the D. We nearly won the match when George Collins hit the post in the last few seconds.
Our next match was against the hosts; Brandeston Hall. Magpies really dominated this match but could not find a way past the opposition keeper. Sammy Lyne came closest when he sprinted clear and smashed a shot against the post. Final score 0-0

We needed to win our last group game to progress to the semi finals. Magpies played some very good hockey to beat Ipswich 3-1 with 2 goals by Sammy and a brilliant deflection by Sol Barker from a right wing cross by Sammy.

Unfortunately the missed chances in the Brandeston game meant that we finished as group runners up and had to face the other group winners – Old Loughtonians.

Old Loughts had the outstanding player of the tournament who scored all 4 of his sides goals in a 4-2 defeat for Magpies. Eliot scored one in each half for Magpies.

In the 3rd / 4th play off we again faced Brandeston. This time Magpies took all their chances. We quickly raced into a 2-0 lead through Eliot. Harry in goal made several excellent saves (his best of the season) as Brandeston tried to get back in the game. In the 2nd half though George Collins scored 2 clever goals from short corner routines and Eliot smashed in another for his hat trick. A resounding 5-0 win was a good way to end an enjoyable tournament against lots of new opponents of a high standard.

The defence of Sonny Molly with combinations of Jack Free-Smith / Innes Rollo / Robert Johnson / Eddie Martin also played with increasing confidence and skill as the tournament progressed.
Innes and Sol are missing from the team photo.

A professional photography company were at the tournament. See their excellent photos

Under 11 Boys win Magpies Tournament

The Magpies Under 11 boys team enjoyed a very sucessful morning at the annual Harleston Tournament.

They got off the to ideal start with a 3-0 win against the Norwich (winners of the previous tournament). Sam Lyne scored 2 goals and Eliot Ashurst scored a brilliant individual goal cutting in from the left wing.

Magpies then beat Dereham 1-0 with the last touch of the game. A well worked short corner saw Eliot smash home with just seconds to go.

In our third match boys had their hardest match against a strong Watton side. Eliot scored with another strong shot from the top of the D in the first 30 seconds. Magpies then had to defend well against several Watton attacks. Innes Rollo and Robert Johnson were tackling superbly in defence. Sam Lyne had several chances to increase our lead. Eliot finally made the result safe with another good shot.

Magpies went into the last match against Pelicans just needing to avoid defeat. The boys dominated possession but were finding it difficult in the pouring rain to score. Sonny Molloy (captain) was controlling midfield as he had throughout the tournament. Several Magpies short corners were saved by the Pelicans keeper but eventually Eliot found a way through to score his 5th goal of the day.

Magpies finished with 12 points. 7 goals scored and 0 conceded & 1st place in the tournament.

As well as Sonny & our goal scorers credit should also go to several boys just starting out on their Magpies playing careers: Harry Murton (in goal), Harry Montgomery, Bertie Blandy, Jack Free-Smith and Sol Barker.

North Walsham minis

Magpies Under 11 boys took part in their first tournament of the season.

With only Sonny Molloy remaining from last year’s team this was good experience for this group of boys.

They got off to a great start winning their first 3 matches. Magpies then took the lead in the next game v Watton but were then guilty of running with the ball too much & got caught on the break twice. The tournament was still in their hands going into the last match v Norwich City.

Magpies gifted City 2 goals when we stopped playing – expecting the whistle to blow for fouls. They pulled back to 2-2 thanks to two goals by Harry. However, we lost the leadership of the tournament in the last few seconds – despite the ball being controlled by a Norwich foot.

Some harsh lessons but a very encouraging start. I’m sure that this group of boys will have plenty of sucess this season.

The Under 13 girls were winners of their tournament at North Walsham.

This picture shows Kiera Booty scoring against North Walsham. Below is their team photo.

U11 Boys Dereham Minis – WINNERS

HARLESTON MAGPIES UNDER 11 BOYS
WINNERS of the Alex Hill Memorial Competition at Dereham

Magpies fielded a strong team of improving young players, and produced a fine finish to a very encouraging season.

v Watton won 4-0 (3pt) Sonny Molloy, Mitchell Tomkins 2, Kalun Bedingfield
Sonny Malloy got Magpies off to the perfect start scoring in the first minute. Then 2 quick goals from Mitchell Tomkins and a 4th from Kalun Bedingfield rounded off a very promising start to the tournament.

v North Walsham won 5-0 (3pts) Sonny Molloy, Thomas Ridley 2, Kalun Bedingfield, Mitchell Tomkins
Another quick goal from Sonny Malloy started this match as the other had finished with Magpies well on top. More goals followed, this time 2 from a lively Thomas Ridley, and 1 a piece from Kalun Bedingfield and Mitchell Tomkins.

v Dereham lost 0-1 (0pts)
Magpies always have a tough game against Dereham, and this was no exception, the forwards had had their fun in the last games, but the defence now had to work hard, and great defensive work from Barnaby Carless helped keep this a close game. Magpies had their chances at the other end, but it was Dereham who scored what was to be the only goal.

v Pelicans won 2-1 (3pts) Thomas Ridley, Mitchell Tomkins
This was another difficult game, and Pelicans scored early on with a clever high flick that gave keeper Jonathan Coe no chance. More Pelicans pressure produced a good kick out from Jonathan Coe, then George Collins and Josh Elgood played their part with good defending that then turned into an attack, resulting in Thomas Ridley scoring the equaliser. Then dramatically with time running out Mitchell Tomkins persistent attacking play was rewarded with an all important winning goal.

v Norwich City won 4-0 (3pts) Mitchell Tomkins 2, Thomas Ridley 2
Magpies were now well on top again, good play down the left from Kalun Bedingfield finding Thomas Ridley who played the ball into Mitchell Thomkins and it was 1-0. Further goals followed, another from Thomkins and 2 from Ridley rounded off the match for the Tournament Winners.

Magpies finished up with 12pts, which gave them 1st place and winners of the competition, Dereham were runners up, Watton 3rd.

Team: George Collins, Jonathan Coe(GK), Josh Elgood, Kalun Bedingfield, Sonny Molloy, Thomas Ridley, Mitchell Tomkins, Barnaby Carless(Capt)

Special Thanks to all the helpers this season, especially Nick McAllen, Connie Bedingfield, Kevin Ridley, Logan Bedingfield, David Brook, Nigel Wooltorton, all the Youth Committee, and to the Parents and (vocal) Supporters!

Well done guys, a great finish to the season.

Magpies Youth – Presentation Evening

Magpies held their end of season junior presentation evening for Under 13 players on Wednesday 18th April.

The evening started with an hour of mini matches (see action photos) followed by a meal in the clubhouse for players and families.

Awards were then made to most improved and outstanding players from the Under 11 and Under 13 boys and girls teams – see photo of award winners.

Brief reports were given by coaches Nick, Ian & David. The Under 11 girls have had a particularly successful season with 4 tournament trophies. Katie Rudd received the most improved player award (as goalkeeper she has learnt a huge amount in just 12 months) and the oustanding player award went to Holly Baker who has scored 22 goals this season.

Barnaby Carless won the Under 11 boys award and Hannah Linger the U13 girls.


U11 Boys Watton Minis

HARLESTON MAGPIES UNDER 11 BOYS HAD A SUCCESSFUL MINIS TOURNAMENT AT WATTON – Finished 2nd

A great days hockey in atrocious gale force winds.

v Pelicans lost 1-4 (0pt) Mitchell Tomkins
Magpies struggled to get underway in their 1st game, and playing against the wind found themselves in all sorts of defensive trouble and 0-4 down in 5 minutes, slowly they started to get their game underway and pulled a goal back from Mitchell Tomkins.

v Watton won 1-0 (3pts) Mitchell Tomkins
A much better performance, and a good finish from Mitchell Tomkins gave Magpies the lead, Ben Parker had an encouraging debut on the right, and good defensive work from Josh Elgood and Barnaby Carless helped secure the teams first win of the tournament.

v Dereham drew 1-1 (2pts) Mitchell Tomkins
Magpies battled well in this match, and another strike from Mitchell Tomkins looked good enough for a 2nd win, but late on Dereham struck a speculative shot that was going wide, but unfortunately got deflected into the goal off a defender. Still 2pts gained for a score draw.

v Norwich City won 2-0 (3pts) Sonny Molloy 2
This was a very one sided game, as Magpies were now in fine form, with George Collins continually attacking down the right, and Kalun Bedingfield recycling possession in and around the Norwich D, but it was six minutes into the game before Sonny Molloy scored for Magpies. Then with further forward interplay with Mitchell Tomkins, Sonny scored a fine 2nd to secure another 3pts.

v North Walsham won 4-0 (3pts) Mitchell Tomkins 2, Kalun Bedingfield 2
After a poor start to the tournament, Magpies were now in dominant form, great play between Kalun, Sonny and Mitchell, who used his pace to grab 2 quick goals. Kalun added a 3rd from a short corner strike, and then followed up with a fine jinking run and stroked the ball into the far corner for the 4th goal. Goalkeeper Jonathan Coe was only called on once in this match, but made a fine save at the near post to keep the score 4-0.

Magpies finished up with 11pts, the same total as Pelicans, but were narrowly pushed into 2nd place on goal difference. After such a dreadful start, Magpies played some of the best attacking hockey of the Tournament, with Mitchell top scorer with 6 goals. Well done chaps, it was great to watch!

Team: George Collins, Jonathan Coe(GK), Josh Elgood, Kalun Bedingfield, Sonny Molloy, Mitchell Tomkins, Barnaby Carless(Capt) and Ben Parker