Blueharts Hockey Club round-up
PUBLISHED: 16:57 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:57 23 January 2018
It was a good day for the Ladies Section again, as no team lost and the 3s ran riot at home against Harpenden.
The Ladies’ 3s got straight into the game, keeping possession and intercepting the ball at any given chance.
Great movement through the middle created the first goal, crossed over for Julie Buckland to sweep it in.
A second goal followed shortly after from a short corner routine, with a reverse stop passed to Sophie Featherby, who returned the pass for player of the match Buckland to slap in.
Goal number three saw a brilliant reaction from Hannah McPherson who positioned herself perfectly on the post poised ready to score.
Featherby earned her goal with some close passing into the D for her to hit on target.
A swift counter attack from Harpenden saw them sneak in a good goal from far right that slipped past the defence to make it 4-1 at half-time.
The second-half had more action with goals from Gaia Brooker and Corinne Russell who worked tirelessly up the left.
Captain Buckland then secured her hat trick, connecting with a Ros David hit that was fired into the D, securing a 7-1 victory.
The Ladies’ 4s fired up their promotion prospects in a convincing 2-0 win at home to West Herts 5s to remain second in Five Counties Division 4 with two games in hand.
The Ladies’ 1s welcomed Wapping to Hitchin for a well fought 2-2 draw, keeping them in joint second place in East Division 2SW.
The Ladies’ 2s game was postponed due to a flooded Stevenage pitch. They play Hertford at home next weekend.
It was a tough weekend for the Men’s section of the club with some narrow defeats.
The only victory of the weekend was for the Men’s 3s who took points from the Blueharts Men’s 4s – who are in the same division – with a 4-0 victory.
The Men’s 1s travelled to Cambridge University and went down 7-3.
The Men’s 2s narrowly lost 3-4 at home to Witham.
The Men’s 5s narrowly lost 3-2 to Stevenage while the Men’s 6s lost 6-0 away to Southgate Pitchers.