28/09/13 Ladies 1st team v Winnington Park 1st

Whitchurch ladies 1st5      Winnington Park 1st  1

Whitchurch bounced back after two losses with a well deserved win at home against Winnington Park.

 

Whitchurch ladies started the match stronger and settled into the match with long spells of possession. After 20 minutes Whitchurch took the lead as Sarah Field hit the ball past the goalkeeper. Winnington Park came back with two penalty corners but some very strong defending by Whitchurch saw them keep their lead at the end of the first half.

 

Whitchurch were ready for the second half and soon doubled their lead from a penalty corner after an Emma Harper’s strike deflected off the goalkeeper and converted by Heidi Groom. Whitchurch then relaxed and began to play the fluid attacking hockey which makes them so dangerous when the confident and this saw Sarah Field secure another two goals. Nikki Ellis scored the final goal after an interchange of passing with Donna Reynolds. Whitchurch were punished for a lapse of judgement in the dying minutes that saw Winnington grab a consolation goal last goal.

 

Sarah Field was awarded player of the match after scoring a hattrick. Whitchurch Ladies would like to thank all supporters that cheered them onto victory.

 

Whitchurch Ladies 1st play away this Saturday 5th October 2013 against Wrexham 1st team push back 12:00pm. All welcome to come and support at Glydnwr Sports Centre.

21/09/13 Ladies 1st team vs Northop Hall 1st

Northop Hall 1st 5   v   Whitchurch Ladies 1st   4

 

Whitchurch travelled away to Northop Hall this weekend and were hoping after a recent victory in the Cheshire tournament to secure a win away.

Whitchurch took the game to Northop Hall from the beginning and were rewarded when Lisa Sullivan pounded the ball into the goal from the top of the Dee.

Whitchurch continued to attack and good passing from Sullivan and the runs of Jo Dimelow down the right saw Nikki Ellis and Sarah Field (2) score three further goals giving Whitchurch 1-4 lead at half time.

Northop Hall did not take their first half performance lying down and quickly responded with two goals in 5 minutes. Whitchurch lost their momentum from the first half and found it hard to keep Northop Hall from running at them with pace.

        Northop Hall grew from strength to strength and scored two more goals in twenty minute period before Whitchurch rallied towards the end of the match in an attempt to get a draw but it was a too little too late.

14/09/13 Whitchurch Ladies 1st vs Chester 2nds

Whitchurch Ladies 1st 1 Chester Ladies 2nd 3

Whitchurch Ladies 1st start the season in the Cheshire 1st Division.

The first league match was against the recently promoted Chester 2nd team. The sun was shining for the 12:30pm push back. Whitchurch started the match strong with several chances by Nikki Ellis and Sarah Field. Chester quickly counter attacked and managed to secure a goal late into the first half. Whitchurch kept composure throughout the first half and were up-beat at half time.

The second half saw Chester come out with more determination and quickly scored second goal from a deflected short corner. Chester had the upper hand after the goal and soon secured a third goal from a penalty corner.

Whitchurch Ladies continued to battle and with a stunning performance by Sarah Field secured an own goal late into the second half. Whitchurch bounced back but was not enough time to pull the game back. The man of the match went to well-deserved Sarah Field.

Craig Hockenull (Coach) said ‘Whitchurch Ladies 1st will take many positives from the match and look forward to grow from here on in we look forward to the next game’. The next game is away at Northop Hall Ladies 1st push back 13:30 at Hawarden High School.

 

Whitchurch 2nds did not have a game this weekend but will be starting the league on Saturday at home against Oxton Ladies 3rd push back at 12:30pm. All welcome to come and support at Whitchurch Leisure Centre.

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