Honours even with local rivals

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:36 15 June 2010

Honiton Hornets Hockey team 1, Sidmouth Ladies 1: After the cancellation, due to the Otter St Mary flooding, of the previous weekend's match, it was good to get back onto the pitch this past Saturday.

After the cancellation, due to the Otter St Mary flooding, of the previous weekend's match, it was good to get back onto the pitch this past Saturday, for a match which started in brilliant sunshine but finished in a downpour! The visitors opened the scoring after some 10 minutes, and it was not until a further 10 minutes had elapsed that the home side was able to bring the score level. The goal came courtesy of a well placed slip of the ball to the back of the net by Julie Tucker, from a penalty corner pass which had been moved around in front of the goal line between a number of her fellow forwards before she was able to catch it on the end of her stick, and fire home.Despite considerable efforts by both sides no further goals were scored - although Honiton thought they had managed to go one up towards the end of the second half, but the goal was disallowed as an attacker had unfortunately caught the ball with her foot, before it was sent over the line with another player's stick.Player of the match: Geraldine Patch.l Practices continue to be held at Cloakham Lawn, Axminster, on a Wednesday evening from 7.30pm. New players will be made most welcome, regardless of current ability.


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