Hannah nets four goals for Winscombe

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- Mandatory by-line: Paul Knight - Mobile: 07973 208118 - 17/10/2015 - HOCKEY - King Alfred School - Highbridge, England - Winscombe 1st XI v Clifton 3rd XI - West Clubs Women's Hockey League - Central - Credit: Paul Knight

Winscombe Ladies found top form at Old Bristolians, running out 7-0 winners.

Old Bristolians Ladies 2nd XI 0

Winscombe Ladies 1st XI 7

Despite a chilly start away at Old Bristolians, this didn’t stop an alert Winscombe from scoring seven goals.

Izzy Savage took her first shot on goal within seconds of the whistle and this set the pace for Winscombe, who soon saw their first goal generated by Sarah Holland riding a nasty stick tackle from Old B’s to secure a pass to Hannah Taylor, who netted.

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A strong press from Winscombe saw Chloe Brown and Kelly Clark turn over the ball which again found Taylor to put the ball pass the keeper.

Winscombe continued to add pressure with strong play from the defence, Michelle Isgar, Brown, Julie O’Sullivan and Charlie Philips working the ball up pitch to find Emily Townsend, who had a goal disallowed.

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Midfielders Clark, Leanne Gardner and Townsend continued to feed the ball to the forwards, who won a short corner after which a crafty slip to Gabriella Richardson on the post saw another goal for Winscombe.

A strong drive from Brown found Taylor, who slipped another goal home making it a hat-trick. This attacking momentum continued as Richardson scored the next.

Work around the keeper continued to test Old B’s and Taylor netted her fourth goal of the game. More skilful play by Clark set up Holland to slip another past the keeper.

John Hodge Solicitors joint players of the match were Hannah Taylor and Gabriella Richardson.

Winscombe Ladies 2nd XI 2

Taw Valley Ladies 2nd XI 0

Winscombe dominated this game throughout and ran out 2-0 winners.

The home side played some fine passing hockey with midfielders Ella Horwood, Caroline Marsh, Molly Roberts and Niamh Hyden linking well to work the ball through to forwards Vonnie Rendall, Georgie Savage, Emma Caney and Tia Craig.

The Taw defence were kept busy with wave upon wave of Winscombe attacks, but some super keeping from the visitor’s goalie frustrated the hosts as numerous shots were saved.

Craig’s superb work rate paid off when she drove the ball into the visitor’s D and slapped the ball past the Taw goalie to put Winscombe in front.

The second half saw more of the same as Taw struggled to get the ball out of their half. Winscombe’s second goal came when a strong cross from Caroline Marsh was pounced on by Rendall, who slotted the ball home to bring the final score to 2-0.

The Quilter Cheviot player of the match was Tia Craig.

Frome Ladies 2nd XI 0

Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 0

This was a game Winscombe went into knowing they needed to win.

Frome started strongly, but no shots thanks to the staunch defending of Joanna Hann, Tia Rendall, Helen Sinclair and Rachel Wallace.

Winscombe midfielder Elener Philips linked well with Maddie Bawden and Jasmine Honour to get the ball forward to forwards Gail Izzard and Trudie Lynham.

Chloe Sinclair received a hit out from defence and was unlucky not to score. Shortly before half-time, Hann was forced into a double save off the line.

The second half saw a determined Winscombe, with midfielders Emma Whitehead, captain Gill Harvey and Rendall holding firm, with keeper Georgina Tulip keeping a clean sheet during many short corners.

The Quilter Cheviot player of the match was Rachel Wallace.

White Eagles Ladies 2nd XI 6

Winscombe Ladies 4th XI 0

Winscombe 4th XI travelled to Tiverton to face league leaders White Eagles, who haven’t lost a match all season.

Strong defence by Sarah Kempster, Jo Sawtell and Joely Dewey prevented any shots on goal, but White Eagles eventually beat stand-in keeper Shirley Hartshorne, to take the lead.

Winscombe midfielders Caroline Glossop, Anya Lawrence, Lucy Kindred and Lucy Knapman worked hard to contain the more experienced team. Winscombe were awarded a penalty corner. The hit was taken by Hannah Glossop to Becky Matthews, whose shot on goal was deflected wide.

Sadly the Winscombe pressure was overturned by White Eagles, who played some strong hockey and score twice more to end the first half 3-0 up.

After the break, Katie Semple and Oceanne Shears made some good runs and won several penalty corners, but were unable to convert them. White Eagles took their chances and scored three more goals.

The final minutes of the match saw Winscombe take a fabulous penalty corner, injected by Mills to Matthews, who slipped to Semple. Her shot was saved and the ball was finally cleared as the final whistle blew.

The Quilter Cheviot joint players of the match were Lucy Knapman and Nicky Mills.

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