A good result for Honiton Hornets considering class of opponents

PUBLISHED: 13:20 04 November 2009 | UPDATED: 00:30 16 June 2010

Honiton Hornets 3, Chard 6: As this past weekend was non-league, a friendly match was organised with Honiton playing away at Chard. The Honiton girls found themselves under attack from the opening whistle and had a couple of lucky escapes

Honiton Hornets 3, Chard 6: As this past weekend was non-league, a friendly match was organised with Honiton playing away at Chard.

The Honiton girls found themselves under attack from the opening whistle and had a couple of lucky escapes (plus excellent goalkeeping from Sue Stone - which is true of her involvement throughout the match) until the 11 players settled down as a team.

It fell to Honiton's Becky Bond to open the scoring with a neatly diverted ball across the goal line. Honiton's position as leader did not last long since the home side soon equalised and added a further goal which came following an unfortunately deflected ball off a Honiton defender's stick!

However, not long afterwards, Becky Bond again was in position to score and did so with flare, so levelling the match once more.

Chard went onto the offensive once again and added three further goals - the final one of which was as a result of a penalty flick due to an infringement on the goal line by a defender, which was successfully converted by the taker.

In the second half, play continued to be generously moved around the pitch as each side tried to add to its scoreline.

In fact, both sides scored again with Honiton's Sophie George finding the backboard following a penalty corner pass from Jean Herniman.

So, at the final whistle, the score was six goals to the home side and three to the visitors.

Although it was a pity the gap between the two sides was a little on the wide side, the result was a good one for Honiton considering most of the Chard players were from its 1st XI, which plays in a higher league than Honiton.

The game was played in very good, if competitive, spirits!

Player-of-the-Match: Sue Stone.

Practices continue with ECVH at Cullompton Sports Centre on Tuesday evenings. Training takes place between 8:00pm - 9:30pm, with transport being arranged from Dowell Street Car Park at 7:30pm. If you would like to come along please turn up at the meeting point. We extend a warm welcome to all players regardless of current skills.

By Ann Reed

Honiton Hornets hockey


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