Honiton Hornets step closer to promotion following Isca success


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Honiton Hornets moved a step closer to promotion with a 3-1 win at Isca V.

Hornets began tentatively, but once they settled into the contest they served up some terrific hockey.

Isca With ISCA being fast on the counter-attack, Hornets needed to retain possession, and they did that with aplomb.

It was Honiton’s strong pressure on the ISCA defence as they tried to clear off the side line that resulted in a short corner for the Hornets which Katrina Tucker thumped home with a reverse stick strike.

Vanessa Trude scored a hard fought individual goal a few minutes later as she followed her own initial shot on goal lifting the ball over the goalkeeper who had already had to go to ground to save her first shot.

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Isca halved the deficit before the interval and so Hornets took a narrow 2-1 lead into the half-time.

From the restart Hornets upped the tempo and, with Denise Underhill, Vicky Morris, Kathryn Empson and Sue Stone dealing efficiently with the best that Isca could throw at them, it was no surprise when, at the other end of the pitch, the game was made safe with a third Hornets goal and once again the source was a short corner.

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The Isca glovesman saved Katrina Tuckers initial strike, but only managed to put the ball a few feet from her pads where Sophie George was on hand to pop the ball into the corner of the goal.

That was followed by end-to-end action, but no further goals were forthcoming.

Whilst Vanessa Trude was ultimately named the Player of the Match for her wonderful energy at both ends of the pitch, choosing the individual star was not easy as everyone involved for Hornets contributed on the day.

Honiton Hornets are always keen to welcome new players to their friendly and competitive team. See www.wcwhl.co.uk for contact details.

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