SOHC ladies battle well before going down to table-topping Taw Valley

09:07 27 March 2014

Hockey generic picture

Hockey generic picture

Archant

Taw Valley 2, SOHC 0

Sidmouth and Ottery Ladies were edged out in their game at Barnstaple against the table-toppers.

SOHC began the game with a good tempo to their approach play, whilst defensively they were solid.

However, Taw Valley are not top without very good reason and they were clinical in the way they created, and finished, both their goals.

The opening goal came from a short corner, but rather than feel sorry for themselves, SOHC responded well and there were large periods of positive play as the game switched from end-to-end.

The Taw Valley attack was fleet-footed and created plenty of work Jess Allan, Emily Ackland, Sarah Hutchings, Ellie Marok and Annabelle Clay, together with keeper Hayley Delasalle, to deal with. This was something the back line did well and half-time was reached with that one goal separating the sides.

After the break the SOHC attack of Nicky Bishop, Jodie Parsons, Sara Roberts, Chrissie Mitchell and Sophie Jackson, began to create chances. They went close a few times before another short corner was ruthlessly netted by the home side.

SOPHC travelled home defeated, but certainly with heads held high for the home team knew at full-time that they had had to work hard for the spoils.

The SOHC Player of the Match award was shared by three players; Sara Roberts, Emily Ackland and Nicky Bishop.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Thu, 20:51
Bowls

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

Read more
Thu, 20:50
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
Thu, 20:49
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
Thu, 20:49

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
Thu, 20:48

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
Thu, 20:45
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
Thu, 20:44
Rugby

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

Read more
Thu, 20:44
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
Thu, 20:43
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
Thu, 20:43
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

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°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