Markland fires five as Ladies hit a perfect 10
WEEK 11 of the Southport Hockey season sees yet again another week with plenty of goals scored and few conceded, all in Southport’s favour.
Rachael Utterson’s Ladies first XI travelled to Clitheroe and Blackburn Northern Ladies.
In recent weeks the girls have gone from strength to strength. This was evident once again as the score finished 10-0 to the Greens. Goals from H. Markland (5), H. Williams (2), L. Atwell, R. Hughes and R. Utterson. The girls go into the Christmas break in second place, just behind Lytham St Annes having scored 49 goals in 10 games.
The Ladies second XI game was unfortunately called off due to a lack of players.
The Mens firsts travelled to Rochdale for the second time this season. Player/Coach Connor Jameson had set the target of beating the last game’s result which ended 7-4 to Southport. Swift counter attacks and ruthless short corners saw Simon Helm’s team go into the break 6-1 up. After an experimental second half the game finished 7-1. The Seasiders showed great discipline, control and composure despite a chaotic second half. Goals from M. Grindrod, G. Caton, C. Jameson (3) and a man of the match performance from J. Caton (2).
George Finegan’s second XI played the only home game of the week, hosting Windermere seconds. Another 4-3 scoreline in Southport’s favour now cements the seconds to the top of the table with a three point gap. Complimentary comments from the opposition coach spoke volumes to the progression the mens section have shown in such a short space of time.
The Beavers this week played out yet another win, this time against Alderley Edge, being 6-0 winners. A great game played in a good sporting manor, the juniors of Southport following in the footsteps of the senior teams by going from strength to strength each week.
Next week sees both the Mens first XI and seconds play their final game of 2018 against Ormskirk at home. All support welcomed.
Southport Hockey mens and ladies in action at Greenbank