South Bucks show its qual­ity not quan­tity in 4-1 win

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

THEY only had 10 play­ers avail­able, but South Bucks Hockey Club men still man­aged to beat Bices­ter 4-1 on Satur­day.

There may have been some short­age of num­bers for the MBBO Divi­sion Six cham­pi­ons, but there was no short­age in com­mit­ment from those who turned up.

First-half strikes from James Fen­ton and Mark Lil­ley put the Farn­ham Com­mon side in the driv­ing seat, but Bices­ter pulled one back from a short cor­ner early in the se­cond half.

How­ever, it did not take long for South Bucks to re­store their twogoal lead through Tim Jacobs, and af­ter David Ive made a crack­ing save at the other end, Fen­ton sealed the win with his se­cond from a short cor­ner won by Alex Ye­ung, who had a great game in de­fence.

Mean­while, the ladies also took on Bices­ter and, in what proved to be a bruis­ing en­counter, head coach and keeper Me­lanie Ive was forced to play out on pitch for the first time in 20 years af­ter an in­jury to Char­lotte Hol­loway.

Teenager Bil­lie Hancock saved an early penalty flick for South Bucks, but once the dead­lock was bro­ken the goals flowed and Bices­ter were ahead 3-0 by half time.

De­ter­mined not to be bul­lied off the ball, South Bucks tight­ened up af­ter the break and came close to pulling one back through Jo Young, play­ing her first game since De­cem­ber, but the hosts grabbed an­other and ran out 4-0 win­ners.

South Bucks HC men de­fend in num­bers

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