Worksop hockey ladies on cloud nine after rout

Action between Worksop Ladies  V  West Bridgford, at Worksop College.'Worksop in Maroon & White kit,  West Bridgford in Yellow tops. Worksop Goal.
Action between Worksop Ladies V West Bridgford, at Worksop College.'Worksop in Maroon & White kit, West Bridgford in Yellow tops. Worksop Goal.

Worksop Ladies Hockey Club’s first team were on cloud nine on Saturday, after thrashing West Bridgford II at home.

The Worksop women started well, settling quickly into their rhythm and bringing some excellent saves from the visiting keeper.

Action between Worksop Ladies  V  West Bridgford, at Worksop College.'Worksop in Maroon & White kit,  West Bridgford in Yellow tops.

Action between Worksop Ladies V West Bridgford, at Worksop College.'Worksop in Maroon & White kit, West Bridgford in Yellow tops.

With the defence stepping up andthe midfield creating chances the forwards were soon able to convert.

Ailsa Gray scored the first goal shortly followed by two from Kate Wilson; and another from Ailsa Gray made the score at half-time 4-0 to thehome side.

In the second half Worksop came out even more determined and showedgreat flair upfront.

Wilson and Gray both scored in the second half to produce hat-tricks.

Action between Worksop Ladies  V  West Bridgford, at Worksop College.'Worksop in Maroon & White kit,  West Bridgford in Yellow tops.

Action between Worksop Ladies V West Bridgford, at Worksop College.'Worksop in Maroon & White kit, West Bridgford in Yellow tops.

Two goals from Esther Gray and one from Katie Hetherington made the final score a convincing 9-0.

This was an excellent team effort and Worksop showed superior fitness and skill, giving the opposition little of the ball.

Worksop now sit third in the table with a game in hand over the first two teams, and an impressive plus 14 goal difference. 

This weekend they play second in the league North Notts.

Saturday also saw a brave performance by Worksop IV.

They spent the majority of Saturdays’ game against a more experienced Ashfield Aztecs II as the better team, but went down to a single goal.

Confident play led to over a dozen shots on goal and almost a dozen penalty corners awarded.

Senior players Jackie Rhodes, Sam Fielding and Helen Speight played alongside seven junior players, aged 13 to 16.

Ashfield went 1-0 up in the first half despite the best efforts of Sophie Forster in goal.

Juniors Charlotte Jarvis and Caitlin Oliver, and senior players Rhodes and Fielding put in excellent battling performances.

Player of the Match was Shannon Johnson at right defender who made several solid last ditch tackles to keep her team in the game.

Worksop’s third team moved into fourth place in the league after victory over Redhill II at home.

The first half began at a fast pace, Kelsey Richards slotting her first goal past Redhill’s keeper.

But it wasn’t long before Redhill equalised.

Good use of passing down the width allowed Worksop to gain the lead with a quick second goal from Richards.

In the second half Worksop intensified their marking, closing Redhill down quickly and allowing them little time on the ball.

Worksop peppered Redhill’s goal with fast paced crosses but were unable to hit the target.

The next goal from Jemma Robins was a long time in coming but was soon followed byanother into the left corner from Joanne Pilson.

Redhill had one final attempt with a short corner but were stopped by the defence who quickly sent the ball back into attacking play.

It was a true team effort with every player giving 100 per cent. Player of the Match was Robins.