HOCKEY: Nichols doubles up to inspire Buckby ladies

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Long Buckby Ladies travelled to Berskwell IIs and returned with a 4-0 win in the Warwickshire League Division Three.

Buckby started well and took the lead through Zara Nichols.

Susan Fox then made it 2-0 and Buckby’s defence, led by Lynn Windatt and Kath Kates, kept Berskwell out of the game.

In the second half, Buckby wrapped the game up with a scrappy effort and a second goal from Nichols.

Player of the match was awarded to Sarah Barnes.

Berkswell IVs 2 Long Buckby IIs 0

BUCKBY IIs took on Berkswell IVs on Saturday and came out second best.

Buckby dominated possession early on, but found thrmselves 2-0 down at the break.

Buckby had plenty of opportunities in the second half, but couldn’t force their way back into the game.

Junior Tournament

Long Buckby hosted an under-9s and u-11s tournament at Daventry Sports Park on Sunday.

More than 100 children attended from clubs across Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.

Buckby u-9s played four . Cara Roberts scored her first goal against Saints, and Daniel Winn and Jamie Pallett both scored in the team’s final

game, which they won 2-0. The squad consisted of Thomas Becker, Daniel Fox, Jamie Pallett, Harry Parton, Cara Roberts, Katie Fox, Daniel Winn, and Belle Bradnam.

The u-11s started the morning strongly with a 3-0 win in which Mai Yates scored two goals and Jonny Frost one. Thanks to the excellent goal keeping skills of Aiden Griffiths and hard work from all the players, the next three games finished in two draws and one loss.

Buckby finished second in their pool and went into the play-offs, where they lost to Rugby. Buckby finished a respectable fourth.

The u-11s squad was Aiden Griffiths, Katie How, Grace Rowe, Alex Parfitt, Any Hoffman, Niamh Purnell, Rebecca Edwards, Eleanor Culliford, Mai Yates, Jonny Frost and Hannah Dennison

Kettering Ladies 1 Daventry 6

Daventry ladies turned in their best team performance of the season to beat Kettering.

Daventry raced in to a 2-0 lead with goals from Roni and Alex.

In the second half Daventry totally dominated and further goals were scored by Gemma (2), Alex and Jules. Kettering scored a late consolation.