Buxton Hockey Club

Derbyshire based hockey club with mens, ladies and junior teams for players of all ability.

Buxton Ladies 2s vs Matlock Ladies 5s

29 September 2018

Result: 1:1
Player of the match: Lily Cook

Buxton were at home for their first outing of the 2018 season and first home game. Matlock team played a young developing side and with agreement from the home team a young Male so the game was deemed a friendly.

Matlock had first push back and with constant action midfield which kept Laura, Maddie, Kate P and Lily C on the
move both defensively and pushing forward out to Wings, Wendy and Sarah B. Opposition were quick to respond, Sarah C in goal holding off first attempts and with a break from the opposition was a clean high strike from Matt, (Matlocks male player) and then shortly after again he provided a tomahawk to the far post. Changes to the team gave the addition of Sarah I to the wing and forward positions, Julie to defence and Gina to the mid section giving an extra boost. An attempt on goal by Sarah I deflected by Matlock goalie and an impressive run from Lily sadly not reached by Kate HB. The Matlock team then pushed forward and gained several short and long corners however Buxton stood their ground well and repositioned the ball up the field well. The speed sadly of the young Matlock players took hold again and a 3rd goal was the result.

Half time came with a 0-3 score sheet.

Second half started well for Buxton and they used their space and attacking position very well, with more confidence they took on the opposition in pairs and the results produced more opportunity especially from the battling mids Maddie, Kate P and Gina taking on the speed of the young players. Eventually following many short corners for Matlock, Buxton gained a short corner, Injected by Kate HB and with a text book hit from Kate P, landing with Kate HB on the post to tip it in. Matlock pushed on but Buxton defence stood defiant and Rebecca, Emma, Elizabeth, Laura and Julie took the pressure well without conceding further goals in the second half.
A good all round effort from Buxton in their first outing who have new players and changing positions within the team but who fought well and enjoyed the match this week coming away positively and ready for away game next Saturday.

Final Score: Buxton 1 Matlock 1 (plus 2 goals scored by male player)
(friendly score Buxton 3 Matlock 0)

Team : Kate Higgins-Brown, Sarah Catlin, Rebecca Perring, Elizabeth Fisher, Emma Alexander, Kate Pogmore,
Laura Turner, Maddison Coke, Wendy Pearson, Sarah Bentley, Lily Cook, Sarah Ingleby, Gina Howarth, Julie