SOHC ladies suffer cup final heartache at Okehampton

09:47 19 April 2014

The SOHC Ladies 1st XI who were beaten finalists in the Devon Cup

The SOHC Ladies 1st XI who were beaten finalists in the Devon Cup

Archant

Plym Valley 4, SOHC 1

Sidmouth and Ottery ladies’ were beaten in the Devon Final after a titanic effort.

The team prepared well with a midweek training session and, to add to the occasion the team travelled by coach to Okehampton and arrived in buoyant mood.

SOHC made a bright start, but so to did Plym Valley. Indeed their high-tempo approach surprised the SOHC team to such an extent that it took a while before the East Devon side had settled into their usual rhythm.

Two early goals from Ply Valley gave SOHC a mountain to climb.

Coach McVey made some tactical changes and the passing game that SOHC are so capable of finally came to the fore. They made good progress, particularly down the left with Lucy Broad, Nicky Bishop and Sophie Jackson linking up well to put pressure on the Plym Valley deference. A third goal just before the break left SOHC with plenty to do in the second half.

During the break McVey issued some rallying words and skipper Lea Pidgeon and her side went into the second period in determined mood.

Before long the slicker approach led to a goal and a perfect short corner injected by Broad found Pidgeon who got in a strike on goal. This was saved by the keeper, but the quick reactions from Nicky Bishop were too much for the Plym Valley keeper and suddenly SOHC were back in the game!

Now under pressure the Plym Valley players began to look to run the clock down which frustrated SOHC’s bid to bag a second and close the gap further. A late fourth on the break sealed the issue leaving SOHC to settle for the runners-up medals.

The team celebrated their runners up trophy in entertaining ‘farmer style’ for Nicky Bishop’s surprise pre-wedding celebrations!

The team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to coach McVey for all his support to the team throughout the course of the season.

So that’s it for another campaign, all, that remains is to commend the team; Hayley Delasalle, Jess Allen , Jodie Parsons, Ellie Marok, Maisie Pritchard, Lucy Broad, Sara Roberts, Nicky Bishop, Chrissie Jacobs, Lea Pidgeon and Sophie Jackson who have given their all to see the team to third place in the league and a cup final outing to boot!

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:49
Sidmouth members before the start of a new outdoor season at the club.

The 2016 Sidmouth Bowling club opening drive, complete with fifty six players, got off to a bright, somewhat chilly start on the final Saturday of Saturday, writes Bert Hague.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:24
Regatta action off Exmouth

Don’t miss the chance to try sailing in this Olympic year when RYA Push the Boat Out returns from May 14 to 22.

Read more
Fri, 11:56
Gliders ready to take to the skies to enjoy some of the best weather conditions to date for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members were able to enjoy some of the beat weather to date this year last weekend and the cross-country pilots, in particular, made the most of it, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Fri, 10:44
Netball action

The Honiton Netball League, summer competition saw week two action last week, writes Graham Ingram

Read more
Fri, 10:31
P1055-10-10TI Point 2 Point at OSM.; photo Terry Ife

The curtain comes down on Exeter’s season next Tuesday (May 3) when the winner of the prestigious intermediate point-to-point final will be crowned, writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Fri, 09:16
Ottery at home to Kentisbeare. Ref shsp 14-16TI 8319. Picture: Terry Ife

Two wins in the space of three days helped Ottery St Mary maintain their promotion charge in Fresha Division Five.

Read more
Fri, 09:16
Sidmouth Town against Teignmouth. Ref shsp 16-17TI 9602. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunnell got the improved performance he was looking for against visiting Teignmouth, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a 2-0 defeat.

Read more
Fri, 09:08
Golf Ball.

The annual, two-legged Ken Titherington Trophy was played on Saturday.

Read more
Fri, 09:08
Rugby Ball.

Sidmouth U14s warmed up for Sunday’s Devon Cup final against Topsham at Cullompton with a game against Exeter Saracens.

Read more
Fri, 09:08
Golf generic picture

Mandy Furniss was the winner of the Fields Cup, played for by the ladies of Sidmouth GC on Wednesday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications