George scores Hornets' hat-trick

PUBLISHED: 12:44 08 January 2013

Sidmouth and Ottery Ladies 3rd X1 lost 0-2 to Honiton Hornets on Saturday. Photo by Terry Ife ref shsp 3892-46-12TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Sidmouth and Ottery Ladies 3rd X1 lost 0-2 to Honiton Hornets on Saturday. Photo by Terry Ife ref shsp 3892-46-12TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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HONITON HORNETS HOCKEY CLUB

HHHC 8, Torbay 2

What an excellent way to start the new year and the second half of the league season – a convincing win for local side, Honiton Hornets, whose players were certainly buzzing on Saturday morning, writes Ann Reed.

The visitors put up a valiant fight but were certainly outclassed on this occasion. However, a goal was scored by them in each half - indeed Torbay, much against the general run of play, opened the scoring after 10 minutes.

This was swiftly followed by Honiton’s Jean Herniman, who, on the move into the circle with the ball, efficiently flipped it up into the corner of the goal from an acute angle. A further two goals were scored by Honiton before the half time whistle was blown.

The first followed a scrap between a number of players from both teams in front of the goal line, but Amy Phillips succeeded in finally pushing the ball over the line. The third Honiton goal of the opening half came when Sophie George moved with the ball across the circle from one side to the other and, with a reverse stick sweep, sent it over the line to the back board.

The second half saw five more Honiton goals with Torbay slipping home their second goal in amidst them. Jean Herniman again opened the goal scoring, and was swiftly followed by a decisive Dawn Mayo goal. Laura Frank, on two separate occasions sped the ball across the circle where Sophie George was ready to complete her hat-trick, with the final goal coming in the last couple minutes when Lydia Cox soundly sealed Torbay’s fate.

Player of the Match: Sophie George

●Practices continue on Wednesday evenings 8-9pm on the all-weather surface adjacent to Honiton Sports Centre.

This surface is not the best for hockey sticks, and it is likely to cause damage to your stick so PLEASE, if possible, use an old stick for training. Cost £2 per session.

All interested in hockey - regardless of current experience and skills - will be made most welcome, so just turn up!

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