SOHC ladies make it five successive wins with 3-2 triumph over Wiscombe

08:31 21 March 2014

Hockey generic picture

Hockey generic picture

Archant

SOHC 3, Wiscombe 2

Sidmouth and Ottery ladies chalked up a fifth successive central League triumph with a deserved success in a thrilling Ottery encounter.

The visitors arrived sitting a point below SOHC in the Central League table.

Missing four key players, SOHC started cautiously keen not to concede in the opening minutes.

However, their confidence was boosted by some fine early passes between Nicky Bishop, Lea Pidgeon and Chrissie Mitchell Jacobs.

With pressure also coming from the tireless Sophie Jackson, SOHC were rewarded with a penalty corner. Bishop put a solid strike in on goal, deflected in by Sara Roberts.

The game was certainly not one-way traffic; with end-to-end action, requiring some resilient defence, with Ackland and Clay covering the flanks well. SOHC managed to ride the pressure and succeeded in putting a second away to a Bishop strike before the break.

Half0time saw veteran Lea Pidgeon ring the changes, taking the initiative on her last league appearance for SOHC ladies 1st X1. A lynch-pin of the team for decades, she will be sorely missed.

The second half saw more sustained pressure from the opposition, with Winscombe throwing their whole team bar the goalie into the home half!

Jess Allen and Jodie Parsons had to be quick on their feet to keep Winscombe out and eventually the pressure told with the rivals halving the deficit.

It was more creativity from Pidgeon and some hard work in the middle from Philly Cordey that led to Mitchell Jacobs who took on four players in a 30-yard weave before passing the ball beyond the keeper that Jackson rolled into the net.

The visitors weren’t finished though and the last fifteen minutes proved a frantic battle as SOHC tired. Having conceded a succession of penalty corners, a goal-mouth scramble saw the ball bobble agonisingly over the line.

Luckily, time was called on a game where the ladies just edged the victory. Whilst not their greatest performance, SOHC can be pleased with another gritty display, the like of which has edged them a number of tight games this season and afforded them the lofty position of third in the league with two games to go.

Next up for SOHC is Saturday’s trip to table-topping Taw Valley.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

07:30

Harvey Sargent’s early season promise for Sidmouth hasn’t gone un-noticed as he is in the Devon Lions side for Sunday’s 50-over friendly against Worcestershire 2nd XI, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
07:30

Sidmouth Ladies’ Blues travelled to Morchard Bishop for their latest outing in the Over-50s League, writes Susie Bonnell.

Read more
07:30
golf generic picture

On Tuesday the Sidmouth Seniors entertained Teign Valley Golf Club in the return fixture of the Emerton Court, the premier Club seniors competition, writes John Barnard.

Read more
07:30
Sidmouth sailing - the Scorpion championships. Guy Revill and Jack Rea racing on Day Two.

Over the bank holiday weekend, Sidmouth Sailing Club hosted the Scorpion Southern Area Championships and Round Two of the 2015 Silver Scorpion National Circuit.

Read more
07:30
Tom Whittington sees the bsll just miss his stumps in the Tipton St John versus Swindon United Churches meeting

It was Groundhog Day on Monday as London team Southgate Compton crushed Tipton by 138 runs, writes Phil Wright.

Read more
07:30

Sidmouth’s acting captain Peter Randerson said Chris Read’s contribution wasn’t the reason his side lost at Paignton, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
07:30
Golf Ball.

The eighth round of the Sidmouth Jewellers Friday night league, was won by Ian Watson with a remarkable score of 45 points, by far the best score this year, writes John Barnard.

Read more
07:29
Joe Birch is bowled in the Tipton meeting with Southgate

Tipton St John hosted two touring teams over the weekend and suffered heavy defeats in both matches, writes Phil Wright.

Read more
07:29

Sidmouth Ladies’ Over-50s Yellows hosted another league when they took on Seaton Reds, writes Susie Bonnell.

Read more
07:29
(left to right); Sidmouth Golf Club professional Ben Thorn, Andrea Milton, Gill Paddon and club assistant professional Lewis White.

Saturday was one of the biggest days at the Golf Club as it was Professional’s Day, writes John Barnard.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°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
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

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



Devon's trusted business finder