Hockey match reports
Saturday 5th December 2015
Colwall and Malvern 1st XI 3 Gloucester 3rd XI 2
Colwall and Malvern played host to Gloucester 3rds on Saturday, in their last league game before the Christmas break. It was the visitors who started brightest and only excellent defending by Nicki Harvey and Sarah Richardson prevented them taking an early lead.
CMHC then started to put some passes together, with Erica Abbey and India Vance combining well down the right hand side. A penalty corner was awarded and Jackie Styles was on hand to put home the rebound after Georgia Sammon's flick hit the post.
CMHC continued to look dangerous on the counter attack, but conceded an equaliser from a well struck penalty corner.
Katie Smith put CMHC 2-1 up at half time, sweeping home following another pacy run from player of the match India Vance.
Gloucester began the 2nd half strongly, pushing the Colwall and Malvern defence back. They scored their equaliser with a well judged deflection. CMHC pressed hard to find a winner and Nicky Glover secured all 3 points firing home from close range.
So Colwall and Malvern 1sts go into the Christmas break sitting comfortably in mid table.
Blockley 2nds - 3 CMHC 2nds 3
The last CMHC 2nds game before the Christmas break found a youthful team meeting early for an away game against Blockley 2nds. The strong crosswinds didn't hamper a fast paced end to end game. Young defenders Pippa Harris, Natalie Ford, Chloe Williamson and Bliss Lam worked hard as a unit to limit the chances for the more experienced Blockley forwards. The midfield of Neddy Pritchard, Ellie Carolan, Millie Cooke and Naomi Heywood worked hard to both support the defence and make attacking moves up the pitch and feed the ball to forwards Poppy Isserlis and Chloe Hawkins. A period of sustained pressure saw Blockley make the first breakthrough. The game then went end to end as goals were scored by both sides. Neddy Pritchard scored twice for CMHC followed by Chloe Hawkins scoring her first goal for the club. Blockley tried their hardest to find a winning goal at the end with three penalty corners successfully defended against after the final whistle, resulting in a well deserved draw.Player of the match for CMHC 2nds was Neddy Pritchard.
Training will resume on Wednesday 6th January, over 13 girls and ladies of any standard or experience are welcome to come along from 7:45 - 9pm. For more information contact Melinda or Louise at [email protected]
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