Honiton Hornets see off SOHC with Tucker the star performer

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Ladies 4th team played Honiton ladies at the weekend. Ref shsp 1336-42-15

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Ladies 4th team played Honiton ladies at the weekend. Ref shsp 1336-42-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant

Honiton Hornets produced a fine all-round show to defeat Sidmouth and Ottery (SOHC) III 3-0.

The SOHC goalkeeper Bronwyn Spencer made some terrific saves to keep Hornets out in the early stages, but the Honiton attacking game continued and it was no more than their honest endeavours deserved when a pass from Sophie George on the backline found midfielder Amy Phillips in space just outside the circle and Phillips showed great awareness to pass the ball wide of the SOHC keeper rather than take a shot and the ball found Vanessa Trude who was left with a comfortable shot into the bottom left corner of the goal.

That proved to be the only score of a closely contested first half. After the break there was a period of even-steven play, but Honiton, with their midfield supporting the attack well, always carried the extra threat and a wide short corner pass saw Amy

Phillips tracking back to retrieve the ball before passing a square ball

to midfielder Jenny Dolling.

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A quick onward pass from Jenny found Kat Tucker in the circle with time to make no mistake and double the Hornets lead. The third and final goal owed much to the skills of Player of the Match award winner Kat Tucker. She received the ball from Vicky Morris in midfield and worked it skilfully around the SOHC defence before

finishing with a strong reverse stick strike.

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Honiton skipper Sophie George said: “This was a hard fought, but well

deserved win for the team. It means we stay top of the league table, but what is clear is that the competition is getting stronger every week.”

This Saturday (October 22), Hornets face ISCA V who beat them twice last season.

Honiton Hornets are always keen to welcome new players to their friendly and competitive team. Visit their website at www.wcwhl.co.uk for all the contact details.

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