Broad brace sees SOHC ladies to deserved home success over Redlands UWE

07:33 07 March 2014

Sidmouth Ladies 1st hockey team took on Redland UWE at the weekend. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 6058-10-14AW

Sidmouth Ladies 1st hockey team took on Redland UWE at the weekend. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 6058-10-14AW

Archant

SOHC ladies 2, Redlands UWE 1

On a rare sunny day SOHC ladies 1st XI took to the Sidmouth pitch in high spirits despite missing the presence of coach Gus McVey on the touchline.

The home team made a bright start with a number of fluent raids and the first ten minutes saw aplenty of action in the visitor’s defensive third.

The closest SOHC came to breaking the deadlock was a superbly timed pass from captain Sarah Hutchings that found its way through the students defence to an unmarked Nicky Bishop at the top of the D, but her thundering strike cannoned back off the frame of the goal!

The deadlock was broken at a short corner. Lea Pidgeon’s strike was initially saved, but Pidgeon sent the rebound straight back at the goal where Lucy Broad was patiently waiting at the post ready to lift the ball high into the net.

The home pressure continued with short sharp passes between forwards Chrissie Jacobs and Sophie Jackson frustrating the visiting defence. Watching on, amongst another healthy turn out of home support, was Jodie Parsons fresh from her appearance on ITV’s ‘The Chase’ earlier in the week.

Just before the break the lead was doubled and again it was via a Pidgeon assists with Broad applying the finish.

The second half was a very different story! The University side looked a different proposition from the restart! They played with greater determination and certainly showed high levels of fitness. It made for a tough time for the home defence of Emily Ackland, Jess Allen, Maisie Pritchard and Chick of the Game winner Phillipa Cordy who collectively battled well to deny scoring opportunities. Bodies were thrown at the ball and a number of bruises were on show post match to underline the commitment the home defenders had shown! However, the pressure eventually told and the visitor’s were able to halve the deficit. In the final minute Redland were awarded a penalty after a string of short corners.

SOHC Hayley Delasalle, the previous week’s shoot-out star, once again proved equal to the shot and a 2-1 victory was confirmed to take the team to within a single point of third place in the league.

On Saturday the team travel to face Taunton Vale II.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Bowls

The weather has been a big problem for Ottery St Mary bowlers this past week, writes Michael Smith.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Sidmouth Bowls Club Captains Day and the men's captain and vice-captain shake hands in front of the players before the action got underway.

With only a month remaining of the outdoor season, many of the finalists for the club competitions are known with only a few semi finals still outstanding, writes John Mason.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ottery St Mary, the 2015 Tolchards Devon League C Division East champions.
Back row: (left to right); Joe Birch, Will Harrison, Rob Johns, Dan Flower, Rob Crabb
Front row: (left to right); Pete Gascoigne (scorer), Billy Rudolph, Ollie Reed, Lewis Townsend (capt), Sam Lynch, Billy Reed, Zac Johns, Elliott Jeffery (Bovis Homes).

Despite their local derby with Feniton being truncated by a spectacular thunderstorm, a fine bowling display last weekend saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim the necessary points to clinch the Tolchard’s Devon League C Division (East) title and thus secure promotion to the third tier of Devon cricket for the first time in their history, writes Ian Townsend.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sidmouth’s grip on the runners-up berth in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division was loosened as they went down by 35-runs at North Devon.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sidmouth II head into the final match day of the Tolchards League season knowing that, as long as they bank more points than the home side then they be crowned 2nd XI Premier Division champions once again.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
rugby

The Sidmouth rugby senior squad had a second warm-up match against Honiton in preparation for the coming league season and once again showed their ability to play a fast, mobile game with a fine display of running rugby and finishing to score twelve unanswered tries in a 70-0 win, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Rugby

The rugby club are planning to build on the successful introduction of girls rugby last season, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Sidmouth B team who retaiend the Jurassic Cup with a two-leg victory over Axe Cliff

On Saturday, the Sidmouth B team visited Axe Cliff Golf and Country Club for the second leg of the Jurassic Cup, writes John Barnard.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Golf generic picture

The eigtheenth round of the Sidmouth Jewellers Friday night league was won again by Mark Thomas with an excellent 40 points, writes John Barnard.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Golf generic picture

The Charles Stanley sponsored Monday Stableford saw poor weather with rain through much of the day, writes John Barnard.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition


Devon's trusted business finder