LADIES HOCKEY: Nichols on song again as Buckby cruise

Long Buckby Ladies hit the goal trail as they hammered Coventry & North Warwicks IIs 9-0.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 16th February 2014, 11:00 am

Buckby took an early lead, and never looked back.

They were 4-0 up by half-time thanks to two goals apiece from Zara Nichols and Amanda Becker.

Bucky’s effort did not slow in the second half and they managed to add another five goals.

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Catherine Heighton scored two well-worked goals and Nichols got herself into a perfect position to score another three.

The result keeps Buckby in second place in the league as they look to win promotion.

Other results from the weekend saw Long Buckby men beat Kettering 3-2.

The Badgers’ boys team beat Rugby & East Warwickshire 3-2, and the mixed team mixed beat Wooton Wonders.

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Solihull are too strong

PROMOTION contenders Solihull IIIs proved too strong for Long Buckby IIs as they ran out 5-0 winners.

The game started well with Buckby defending strongly to keep Solihull at bay. However, Buckby failed to push forward as they have done in previous games in order to threaten the Solihull defence.

Solihull continually challenged the Buckby lines and were rewarded with a goal giving them a 1-0 lead at half-time.

Following the break Buckby fought hard but failed to concern the Solihull backs.

Solihull frequently pushed through to make holes in the Buckby defence and scored three goals in quick succession, much to Buckby’s frustration.

Solihull managed to slot home a fifth goal to seal the win.

Buckby’s player of the match was Mary Burton.

Roni’s hat-trick inspires in-form Daventry

DAVENTRY had to overcome a stubborn Saints side before running out 9-0 winners.

Saints’ tactics of having 11 players behind the ball made it difficult for Daventry ladies to recreate the free flowing hockey that was on display the previous week.

The first goal came 10 minutes in to the first half, 
starting with a long pass from Mandy at the back, the ball then being passed to Roni for the first of her three goals.

Alex, Roni and Ang followed up with three more goals to make it 4-0 at half time.

The second half continued in the same manner as the first with Daventry continuing to push hard against the Saints defence.

Ang scored her second, a fierce shot from a short corner.

Saints’ goalie pulled off some great saves but was unable to stop Karen from knocking the ball over the line.

Jo went on to score her first of the season, Roni got her hat trick and Jo her second to take the final score to 9-0.