Thirds win place in hockey shield final

Doncaster Hockey Club
Doncaster Hockey Club

Worksop 3rds won through to the final of the Notts Women’s Hockey League Shield with a fine 2-0 victory at North Notts 3rds.

Most of the Worksop team had played a full game the previous day, but they remained strong defensively and stopped the hosts’ long-ball game.

Halfway through the first period Worksop established some control and, after a good short corner routine, Joanne Pilson converted in off the post.

The visitors kept it tight at the back to retain their lead at half-time.

The second half mirrored the first with North Notts continuing to try hitting through Worksop, but the visitors’ sticks stayed strong and the defence intercepted passes.

Another short corner produced the second goal as a straight strike from the top of the D by Wendy Fleet was deflected in.

Worksop keeper Alice Pease then denied North Notts a way back into the semi-final.