Round up 29/30th October

Posted by Nobody on 1 November 2016

North Women’s Hockey League

Whitley Bay & Tynemouth 4-2 Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield’s ladies travelled north last Saturday to face promotion chasing Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. The north-east club are keen to regain their National League status and were in determined mood to beat their visitors from Sheffield. Meanwhile, Sheffield were hoping to build off the back of two encouraging performances, a 3-1 win over Kendal and a 1-1 draw against local rivals and championship contenders, Doncaster.

Whitley Bay were well structured and very professional and it took all the experience of Nicola Cox and Lisa Appleby in the Sheffield defence to keep the home forwards quiet.  Eventually, the Sheffield defence was breached and the hosts managed to score from open play resulting in half time score being 1-0 to Whitley Bay.

Sheffield were determined to get back in to the game, and almost from the restart they equalised with an open play goal from Lucy Woodward who smashed the ball in to the bottom corner. Spirits were high in what proved to be a very physical game. With Whitley’s experience starting to show, they were able to retake and then extend their lead to 3-1. 

With 12 minutes left to go, Sheffield broke, and with the visiting forwards making numerous leads, Alex Buskwood found herself in aces of space at the top of the shooting circle. Buskwood was able to pick the ball up and score Sheffield’s second.

With the score 3-2, Sheffield found themselves reduced in numbers thanks to two green cards in the space of five minutes. The likes of Cox and Appleby, along with up and coming defenders Mia Carter and Lilly Nash tried to keep Whitley out, whilst at the same time desperately searching for an equaliser. Unfortunately for Sheffield, Whitley Bay won another penalty corner and scored with a drag flick which flew straight into the back of the goal. Although defeated, Sheffield captain, Sam Harrison commented, “We really fought as a team and played some great hockey against a very well organised side. We can hold our heads high”

The men’s seconds fared little better. They found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 score line to Stockton. The visitors to Abbeydale had been in second place at the start of the weekend so a win would have been another notable scalp for Hallam after their 3-2 success at Morpeth the previous week.  However, having had the best of the play for the first fifty minutes, Sheffield leaked three goals in just twelve minutes and saw the chances of victory fade away. Ashfat Abdulwahid got the consolation goal for Sheffield, guiding the ball to the roof of the net. Missed opportunities during periods of dominance leaves Sheffield in sixth place in the North Hockey Division Two East. Thios week they face struggling Wakefield in a must win clash.

The men’s third team, playing in the Yorkshire Premier Division, had a fruitless trip to Brigg, where they were beaten 4-2. Without many of the experienced stars of the side, Sheffield slumped to their first defeat of the season against the side relegated from the North Leagues at the end of last season. Captain Saul Halladay summed up the experience as a “frustrating game which we didn't deserve to lose.” Both goals came from Will Lacey, one from a penalty corner and a second from open play.

The men’s fourth team beat local rivals, Sheffield University Bankers by seven goals to three. After falling behind, Ollie Wilkes converted two penalty corner before Bankers drew level. Nic Wheen put Hallam back ahead followed by young Ethan Barron notching his first goal in Division Two. After excellent individual skill and a fantastic reverse stick shot, the experienced Rob Ward was on hand at the far post to tap the ball over the line.

Despite Ed Cant turning the ball in to his own net, goals from Will Powley and Daniel Bridges finished off the demolition to allow the team to register their first win of the season.

The fifth team recorded a nervy 5-4 victory away at Huddersfield. Captain Dom Dunn was a happy man, especially with the performances of some of the young players like Alistair Fletcher playing alongside Freddie Ward and Jamie McKane. A solid start, playing sensible hockey saw Sheffield go in at half time 3-1 up. The second half was predictably more physical, although amazingly no cards were shown. The goals came from Tom Oldale with two, Paul Kendall, Darren Carter and Dunn himself, all scoring one each.

The sixth team were also playing Huddersfield and they too won. However, their score line reflected a somewhat easier victory, winning 5-2. Alex Kentfield had netted twice inside the first five minutes, Jim Caron scored twice whilst Jonty Barnicott notched on the hour.

The seventh team also had success over Bankers, who had been reduced to ten men early in the game, with a 2-0 win. Chris Harrison scored in the eleventh minute whilst youngster, Kris Woolhouse, slotted home minutes before the interval.

On Sunday, in the only other women’s match of the weekend, Sheffield’s fourth team beat Leeds 1-0 in the League Cup. Jennifer Smith was on hand to score the winning goal and send Sheffield in to the next round.

National League action returns to Abbeydale this Sunday when Bowdon are the hosts. The game starts at 1:30.

North Women’s Hockey League

Whitley Bay & Tynemouth 4-2 Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield’s ladies travelled north last Saturday to face promotion chasing Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. The north-east club are keen to regain their National League status and were in determined mood to beat their visitors from Sheffield. Meanwhile, Sheffield were hoping to build off the back of two encouraging performances, a 3-1 win over Kendal and a 1-1 draw against local rivals and championship contenders, Doncaster.

Whitley Bay were well structured and very professional and it took all the experience of Nicola Cox and Lisa Appleby in the Sheffield defence to keep the home forwards quiet.  Eventually, the Sheffield defence was breached and the hosts managed to score from open play resulting in half time score being 1-0 to Whitley Bay.

Sheffield were determined to get back in to the game, and almost from the restart they equalised with an open play goal from Lucy Woodward who smashed the ball in to the bottom corner. Spirits were high in what proved to be a very physical game. With Whitley’s experience starting to show, they were able to retake and then extend their lead to 3-1. 

With 12 minutes left to go, Sheffield broke, and with the visiting forwards making numerous leads, Alex Buskwood found herself in aces of space at the top of the shooting circle. Buskwood was able to pick the ball up and score Sheffield’s second.

With the score 3-2, Sheffield found themselves reduced in numbers thanks to two green cards in the space of five minutes. The likes of Cox and Appleby, along with up and coming defenders Mia Carter and Lilly Nash tried to keep Whitley out, whilst at the same time desperately searching for an equaliser. Unfortunately for Sheffield, Whitley Bay won another penalty corner and scored with a drag flick which flew straight into the back of the goal. Although defeated, Sheffield captain, Sam Harrison commented, “We really fought as a team and played some great hockey against a very well organised side. We can hold our heads high”

The men’s seconds fared little better. They found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 score line to Stockton. The visitors to Abbeydale had been in second place at the start of the weekend so a win would have been another notable scalp for Hallam after their 3-2 success at Morpeth the previous week.  However, having had the best of the play for the first fifty minutes, Sheffield leaked three goals in just twelve minutes and saw the chances of victory fade away. Ashfat Abdulwahid got the consolation goal for Sheffield, guiding the ball to the roof of the net. Missed opportunities during periods of dominance leaves Sheffield in sixth place in the North Hockey Division Two East. Thios week they face struggling Wakefield in a must win clash.

The men’s third team, playing in the Yorkshire Premier Division, had a fruitless trip to Brigg, where they were beaten 4-2. Without many of the experienced stars of the side, Sheffield slumped to their first defeat of the season against the side relegated from the North Leagues at the end of last season. Captain Saul Halladay summed up the experience as a “frustrating game which we didn't deserve to lose.” Both goals came from Will Lacey, one from a penalty corner and a second from open play.

The men’s fourth team beat local rivals, Sheffield University Bankers by seven goals to three. After falling behind, Ollie Wilkes converted two penalty corner before Bankers drew level. Nic Wheen put Hallam back ahead followed by young Ethan Barron notching his first goal in Division Two. After excellent individual skill and a fantastic reverse stick shot, the experienced Rob Ward was on hand at the far post to tap the ball over the line.

Despite Ed Cant turning the ball in to his own net, goals from Will Powley and Daniel Bridges finished off the demolition to allow the team to register their first win of the season.

The fifth team recorded a nervy 5-4 victory away at Huddersfield. Captain Dom Dunn was a happy man, especially with the performances of some of the young players like Alistair Fletcher playing alongside Freddie Ward and Jamie McKane. A solid start, playing sensible hockey saw Sheffield go in at half time 3-1 up. The second half was predictably more physical, although amazingly no cards were shown. The goals came from Tom Oldale with two, Paul Kendall, Darren Carter and Dunn himself, all scoring one each.

The sixth team were also playing Huddersfield and they too won. However, their score line reflected a somewhat easier victory, winning 5-2. Alex Kentfield had netted twice inside the first five minutes, Jim Caron scored twice whilst Jonty Barnicott notched on the hour.

The seventh team also had success over Bankers, who had been reduced to ten men early in the game, with a 2-0 win. Chris Harrison scored in the eleventh minute whilst youngster, Kris Woolhouse, slotted home minutes before the interval.

On Sunday, in the only other women’s match of the weekend, Sheffield’s fourth team beat Leeds 1-0 in the League Cup. Jennifer Smith was on hand to score the winning goal and send Sheffield in to the next round.

National League action returns to Abbeydale this Sunday when Bowdon are the hosts. The game starts at 1:30.

North Women’s Hockey League

Whitley Bay & Tynemouth 4-2 Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield’s ladies travelled north last Saturday to face promotion chasing Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. The north-east club are keen to regain their National League status and were in determined mood to beat their visitors from Sheffield. Meanwhile, Sheffield were hoping to build off the back of two encouraging performances, a 3-1 win over Kendal and a 1-1 draw against local rivals and championship contenders, Doncaster.

Whitley Bay were well structured and very professional and it took all the experience of Nicola Cox and Lisa Appleby in the Sheffield defence to keep the home forwards quiet.  Eventually, the Sheffield defence was breached and the hosts managed to score from open play resulting in half time score being 1-0 to Whitley Bay.

Sheffield were determined to get back in to the game, and almost from the restart they equalised with an open play goal from Lucy Woodward who smashed the ball in to the bottom corner. Spirits were high in what proved to be a very physical game. With Whitley’s experience starting to show, they were able to retake and then extend their lead to 3-1. 

With 12 minutes left to go, Sheffield broke, and with the visiting forwards making numerous leads, Alex Buskwood found herself in aces of space at the top of the shooting circle. Buskwood was able to pick the ball up and score Sheffield’s second.

With the score 3-2, Sheffield found themselves reduced in numbers thanks to two green cards in the space of five minutes. The likes of Cox and Appleby, along with up and coming defenders Mia Carter and Lilly Nash tried to keep Whitley out, whilst at the same time desperately searching for an equaliser. Unfortunately for Sheffield, Whitley Bay won another penalty corner and scored with a drag flick which flew straight into the back of the goal. Although defeated, Sheffield captain, Sam Harrison commented, “We really fought as a team and played some great hockey against a very well organised side. We can hold our heads high”

The men’s seconds fared little better. They found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 score line to Stockton. The visitors to Abbeydale had been in second place at the start of the weekend so a win would have been another notable scalp for Hallam after their 3-2 success at Morpeth the previous week.  However, having had the best of the play for the first fifty minutes, Sheffield leaked three goals in just twelve minutes and saw the chances of victory fade away. Ashfat Abdulwahid got the consolation goal for Sheffield, guiding the ball to the roof of the net. Missed opportunities during periods of dominance leaves Sheffield in sixth place in the North Hockey Division Two East. Thios week they face struggling Wakefield in a must win clash.

The men’s third team, playing in the Yorkshire Premier Division, had a fruitless trip to Brigg, where they were beaten 4-2. Without many of the experienced stars of the side, Sheffield slumped to their first defeat of the season against the side relegated from the North Leagues at the end of last season. Captain Saul Halladay summed up the experience as a “frustrating game which we didn't deserve to lose.” Both goals came from Will Lacey, one from a penalty corner and a second from open play.

The men’s fourth team beat local rivals, Sheffield University Bankers by seven goals to three. After falling behind, Ollie Wilkes converted two penalty corner before Bankers drew level. Nic Wheen put Hallam back ahead followed by young Ethan Barron notching his first goal in Division Two. After excellent individual skill and a fantastic reverse stick shot, the experienced Rob Ward was on hand at the far post to tap the ball over the line.

Despite Ed Cant turning the ball in to his own net, goals from Will Powley and Daniel Bridges finished off the demolition to allow the team to register their first win of the season.

The fifth team recorded a nervy 5-4 victory away at Huddersfield. Captain Dom Dunn was a happy man, especially with the performances of some of the young players like Alistair Fletcher playing alongside Freddie Ward and Jamie McKane. A solid start, playing sensible hockey saw Sheffield go in at half time 3-1 up. The second half was predictably more physical, although amazingly no cards were shown. The goals came from Tom Oldale with two, Paul Kendall, Darren Carter and Dunn himself, all scoring one each.

The sixth team were also playing Huddersfield and they too won. However, their score line reflected a somewhat easier victory, winning 5-2. Alex Kentfield had netted twice inside the first five minutes, Jim Caron scored twice whilst Jonty Barnicott notched on the hour.

The seventh team also had success over Bankers, who had been reduced to ten men early in the game, with a 2-0 win. Chris Harrison scored in the eleventh minute whilst youngster, Kris Woolhouse, slotted home minutes before the interval.

On Sunday, in the only other women’s match of the weekend, Sheffield’s fourth team beat Leeds 1-0 in the League Cup. Jennifer Smith was on hand to score the winning goal and send Sheffield in to the next round.

National League action returns to Abbeydale this Sunday when Bowdon are the hosts. The game starts at 1:30.

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