Weston have made a good start to the year

Weston Hockey Club teams have made a good start to the season and all are looking for a top half finish.

WESTON Hockey Club has reached the halfway point of the season and all teams are in a good position for a top half finish.

The men’s team started their season unbeaten for the first seven games, picking up 19 points from a possible 21, but could only pick up two points from 12 in November.

Nathan Hancock is in fine form with 22 goals to his name already, with the returning Roy Beer netting eight. Sam Neate has fired home six times, as has Cam Slater. Weston have had no problem in front of goal this year, scoring 59 goals to be the highest scoring team in the league, but leaking goals is still a huge problem, as 22 goals have been conceded.

Highlight so far has been defeating North Somerset 7-1 and also returning from 4-1 down to draw with Mendip 4-4.

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The ladies 1st XI are in a good position for a promotion push in Sedgemoor Division 1, as they currently sit seven points behind leaders Minehead.

Weston’s away form is something of an issue at the minute, scoring seven but conceding 14. At Priory, their form is destructive to their opponents scoring 34 and only conceding four.

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Goals are free flowing with the girls with Lucy Clarke, Charli Crandon and Charli Dale all chipping in with goals and new recruit Kate O’Sullivan has had a positive effect on the side. Highlight of the year so far is defeating Taw Valley 14-0.

The 2nd XI have not had the best starts to the season, although some promising displays towards the end of the year have highlighted the fact that a big push in the new year will solve these issues.

Captain Stacie Godfrey has worked tirelessly with the young squad and the experience of Jade Brown up front has seen her score 10 goals in the first half of the season.

Weston have only managed to score 21 goals this year and this is something that needs to be addressed if they are going to climb the table in the new year. Highlight of the year so far is defeating second placed Chard 4-3 in a thrilling game.

Weston is thankful for the continued support of Mercedes Benz of Weston. The club are supported fantastically in the fitness department by Benji Jeffery at Dench Fitness. All the players would also like to thank Russ Moore, Gary Gullick, Ron Edwards and Paul Westgate for their continued support umpiring.

Weston is always on the lookout for more players, the men will hopefully be entering a second team next season, so any ability is always welcome.

Check out its website at www.weston-super-mare-hockey.org.uk for more details or contact Sam on 07581 403134.

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