Ladies keep up with men by also hitting opponents for six
ANYTHING the men can do at Amersham & Chalfont Hockey Club, the ladies can do better, it would appear.
While the men were busy seeing off Tring 6-2 on Saturday (see above), the ladies put six goals past Bicester without reply, in Trysports Premier One.
The ladies started well, with a great work rate through the midfield from Cathy Hollies and Kate Wooldridge, and their dominance paid off when the combination of Emma Hewitt and Freya Cortaux won a penalty corner which was dispatched by Wooldridge.
Shortly after, a long ball from Hollies found Bryony Barber who, with her first touch of the game, put the ball into the back of the net, while the next goal was a fantastic team effort as Wooldridge, Hewitt and Zoe Fahmy knocked the ball around before putting in Clare Winter to slot home from close range.
Amersham were now flowing and it did not take long before captain Lissy Humphris found herself on the edge of the D before driving the ball hard into the bottom corner, and by half time it was 5-0 as Sammie Eales managed to get the last touch after a strike from Hollies.
With the game won, Amersham concentrated on keeping a much needed clean sheet to help their goal difference after the break and some fine saves from Emma Cross kept Bicester at bay, before Helen Brown completed the scoring at the other end.
Humphris said: “It was a real team performance this week and I was pleased that we were able to put six goals past Bicester. It’s a real boost going into next weekend and the Christmas break.”
Meanwhile, Gerrards Cross Ladies kept up their own promotion hopes in Division One, making it three wins in a row with a 1-0 triumph over Wallingford Ladies seconds.
Great work rate: Cathy Hollies in action for Amersham & Chalfont