Ladies keep up with men by also hit­ting op­po­nents for six

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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

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