Town men miss out at the whistle

Daventry work on another attacking move.
Daventry work on another attacking move.

DAVENTRY hockey side had a game against the Daventry ladies as a warm up before the league starts.

The men went into a 3-0 lead with goals from Ollie Dunn, Jacob Till with Brandon Acton scoring the third as he and Shane Acton linked up brilliantly to give the men a three-goal lead.

The ladies then pulled it back to 3-2 after a lot of pressure with two goals from Toni Lambden before Ollie got his brace from a breakaway giving the men a two-goal cushion.

The ladies continued to push forward with captain Ange Bartlett getting a birthday goal on the final whistle making the final score 4-3 to the men.

The men then went straight into their friendly to increase their fitness before the season starts next week.

Wednesbury, who play in West Midlands Division One, started the game well.

The game then turned on its head and Daventry had several chances with Jacob Till having a great shot and Wednesbury’s goalkeeper keeping them in the game with several saves after intense pressure from the home side.

Wednesbury took the lead taking the game into half-time with a 1-0 lead.

In the second-half Daventry’s lack of fitness showed and Wednesbury pulled into a 3-0 lead before Mark Scoble had a mazey run around three defenders before knocking it past the keeper earning himself the man of the match. Wednesbury continued to press and the game finished 4-1.

Training is on Thursday nights with fitness starting at 6pm as well as the juniors and the seniors and ladies starting at 6.30pm at Daventry Sports Park.

Go along if you have any interest in hockey.