Ladies clinch promotion

Winscombe Ladies Hockey Club won promotion as highest runners-up in Sedgemoor League 1.

WINSCOMBE Ladies Hockey Club’s first XI finished the season as highest runners-up in Sedgemoor 1 League, winning them promotion back into Central Division after a six-year absence.

Unbeaten at home, scoring 78 goals and playing some fantastic team hockey to win promotion was a proud achievement for first team coach Emma Pike. Emma came to Winscombe in 2007 after the team had just been relegated from the Central Division after 15 years.

She said: “The squad have worked hard this season, and their fitness and discipline as a team has proven decisive and a number of games this year. I am very pleased with their success and they are hoping to build on this next season.”

A delighted captain, Kelly Clark added: “All of us in the first team are looking forward to playing at a higher standard next season.”

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It was nearly a double celebration as the club’s second XI just missed out on the runners-up promotion place in Sedgemoor 2 as they were beaten by the eventual league winners in the last match of the season, despite scoring a record 78 goals.

Winscombe train and play at the Hans Price Academy in Weston. Players of all standards and levels plus junior players (under-13s) are invited to a free taster session when training resumes for the new season in August.

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