For anyone wanting to do a L1 Umpiring award Chester hockey club are holding a course on 18/01/15.
Link for on-line booking.
Its rare that we get courses run as close as this so please make use of it. If you fancy going can you let the secretary know and we can arrange car sharing if a number are interested.
Venue: Chester Hockey Club, Plas Newton Lane, Chester CH2 1PR
Start date: 18.01.2015 | Duration: Sunday 18th January 2015, 9am-4:40pm
The weather decimated the weekends fixtures with both the Men’s Fathom and ladies 1s cancelled due to frozen pitches the only game to go ahead was the Ladies 2s away at Golborne 2s.
Golborne ladies 2s 2 Whitchurch ladies 2s 1
The game started poorly as the Whitchurch keeper was delayed in traffic and Golborne took the lead as she padded up.
Ellie Windsor, Phoebe Jones and Laura Workman worked tirelessly in the midfield and defence and Whitchurch were rewarded when Jess Kimberley scored an equaliser to bring Whitchurch back into the game.
Whitchurch were not happy when in the final minutes of the game they felt their goalkeeper was fouled allowing Goborne to convert the winner.
The Academy at Whitchurch continues to go from success to success producing players representing the county with Maddie Sugden getting into the Shropshire Under13 squad as goalkeeper, Jess Kimberley at Under 17, Emily Hilton at Under 15 and Hebe Dixon at Under 13’s.
Whitchurch ladies 1s 2 South Cheshire ladies 2s 1
Whitchurch ladies applied pressure from the start of the match giving South Cheshire no space or time on the ball. Whitchurch however failed to capitalise on their possession and it took a moment of brilliance from Lisa Sullivan to dribble through the otherwise solid South Cheshire defence and slot the ball past the stranded keeper.
One lapse in concentration saw the South Cheshire centre forward break into the Whitchurch dee and equalise just before the half time break.
South Cheshire started the second half the stronger of the two teams forcing Whitchurch to sit back and absorb their pressure and forcing a save from stand in keeper Nicola Workman. Whitchurch settled and re-asserted themselves on the game with prolonged periods of pressure on the South Cheshire defence without any reward.
Whitchurch retook the lead when Catherine Gresty got her stick to a short corner strike deflecting the ball past the keeper. Whitchurch continued to create opportunities for the remainder of the match but failed to convert but earned another three valuable points keeping them in the hunt for promotion.
Whitchurch ladies 1s entertain Golborne 2s next week for the last game before the Christmas break starting 12.30 at the Whitchurch Leisure Centre.