Honiton Hornets win well thanks to Trude treble

PUBLISHED: 07:37 15 October 2014 | UPDATED: 11:40 17 October 2014

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Honiton Hornets were 3-2 winners when they travelled to second in the table Dart II.

Honiton attacked from the opening whistle and an early short corner saw Kat Tucker’s initial shot well saved by the Dart keeper, only for the ball to land back with Tucker and she laid it off for Sophie George to shoot. The George shot was again saved, but this time it fell to Vanessa Trude who cracked it home to put Honiton ahead.

The lead was doubled with Trude scoring her second after a Beck Heal shot was blocked.

Injury struck the Hornets when Kathryn Empson, so impressive in defence, collided with the ball and was unable to continue owing to a head injury. Honiton were slow to settle after the substitution and Dart made the most of it, halving the deficit.

However, once settled Honiton scored again with Trude completing a first-half hat-trick.

After the break, with nothing to lose, Dart through caution to the wind and had much more of the ball putting Honiton’s defence under considerable pressure. However, the defensive team of Sue Stone, Vicky Morris, Sarah Self and Denise Underhill kept their composure and the Hornets shipped just one more goal.

Player of the match for Hornets was Vanessa Trude, closely followed by Kat Tucker and Vicky Morris.

Training continues in Exeter on a Monday evening at 8-9pm with new members always made very welcome. See www.wcwhl.co.uk for further club details and contacts.

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