Hockey: Stevenage Hockey Club round-up
PUBLISHED: 13:51 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:51 10 January 2018
Stevenage Hockey Club returned to action after the festive break. Read CometSport’s comprehensive round-up.
Sunday hockey clearly agrees with Stevenage men’s third team who smashed 10 goals past a weakened West Herts team without reply to win 10-0 at the weekend.
The first half performance was quite outstanding featuring seven goals for the home side. The men’s thirds short corner routine was working perfectly and every time they got near the goal Stevenage seemed to score.
Alan Warren grabbed four goals including one from the penalty spot), while Tim Brewer struck a brace with skipper Ian Jackson also contributing.
In the second period Stevenage eased off and took the chance to try players in different positions, however it was still one way traffic.
The midfield of Warren, David Scales, Ian Wilcock and Bradley Swain dominated and chances galore came.
It could have been worse for pluck West Herts as Harry O’Donnell had two goals disallowed, with both Luke Wilkinson and Ryall Swartz going close.
The end outcome was three further goals to bring up double figures as Aron Swartz and Jackson with a pair to complete his hat-trick the scoreres.
At the back the defence stayed secure marshalled by Mark Crompton and ably supported by Danny Hanslow and Geoff Trew. Keeper Ben Kirton emerged with a well deserved clean sheet.
Praise must also go to Richard Burling and Richard Green for their effective umpiring and allowing the game to flow.
Stevenage third’s now look forward to next weeks derby against Letchworth.
Stevenage ladies fifth team also won, beating St Albans ladies seventh team 5-1 away from home.