HOCKEY: Robson strike seals title for Buckby Ladies

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Long Buckby Ladies edged past Nuneaton IIs 3-2 to secure the Warwickshire Divisison Two title.

Buckby started strongly and were 1-0 up at the break thanks to a goal from Susan Fox.

The start of the second half was a bit of a shocker for Buckby, as Nuneaton scored two quick goals to take a 2-1 lead.

Buckby reacted strongly and Amanda Becker equalised before Sue Robson rattled in the third. The win meant Buckby secured their position as league winners with the opportunity to extend their lead on Sunday against Olton.

East does it as Bucks end season with a win

Long Buckby Ladies wrapped up their league season with a 3-1 win over Olton & West Warwick IIIs on Sunday.

With promotion in the bag, Buckby were keen to finish the season with a win, and they did so. Buckby started strongly and took the lead through Sue Robson.

Susan Fox then made it 2-0, and it was 3-0 before the half-time break, with Robson notching her second.

Olton upped their game in the second half and pulled a goal back, but it was to prove no more than a consolation.

An outstanding performance by Buckby, who have achieved promotion for the second year running. Player of the match was Sara Barnes.

Sales strike is not enough as Sutton win

Long Buckby IIs’ final game of the season ended in defeat as they lost 2-1 at Sutton Coldfield VIs.

Buckby started well, but it was Coldfield who took the leads.

Buckby were level before the break though, thanks to a goal from Ellie Sales.

In the second half, Buckby applied plenty of pressure, but Coldfield were a threat on the break, and it was from one of these attacks that they scored again to regain the lead.

Buckby finished sixth in the league. Player of the match was Amy Manfield.

Buckby youngsters claim Towcester win

Long Buckby Under-13s travelled to Towcester to play against six other teams from across Northants and came out victorious.

Buckby won all but one of their matches to become winners of the tournament.

The team consisted of Aiden Griffiths, Hannah Dennison, Delpie Fothergill, Rebecca Edwards, Grace Rowe, Katie Newton, Finn Pernell, Hayden Griffiths and Jonny Frost.

Daventry struggle, but Barton beaten

A game with a distinctly end of season feel saw Daventry just about deserve their 1-0 win over Earls Barton.

This was a day when Daventry lacked thier usual invention, seemed lethargic and didn’t inject enough urgency into their play .

A largely forgettable first half did see the odd bright moment from joint player of the match Sophie who threaded some lovely passes to the forwards.

Daventry finally came to life in the last 15 minutes of the game. Joint player of the match Alex caused Barton all sorts of problems with her surging runs and strength in the tackles and it was her run that led to a penalty corner to Daventry that was converted by Julie.