Elliott and Wilson score hat-tricks as SOHC ladies seconds net 11

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Ladies 4th team played Honiton ladies at the weekend. Ref mhsp 1353-42-15

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Ladies 4th team played Honiton ladies at the weekend. Ref mhsp 1353-42-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies second team made a terrific start to the new league season as they recorded an emphatic 11-1 win over Bridgwater ladies second XI, writes by Suzanne Thorpe.

A move to Sedgemoor League Two has offered the team new opportunities to test out their goal-scoring prowess, and what a start they made!

From the first whistle the emphasis was on getting the ball forward as fast and as slickly as possible!

The visitors had trouble containing the movement and passing of the home side, but early chances were missed and it was Bridgwater who, against the run of play, scored first from a well-worked short corner.

That did not deter the adventure and enterprise of the SOHC team and they were son 2-1 up thanks to a brace of goals from Frankie Elliott. Rachel Ward soon added a third to put the home side in charge.

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It was the space in behind the Bridgwater defence that the SOHC forwards were looking to exploit, and further goals arrived from Evie Wilson, Francesca Forsyth before Elliott completed a first-half hat-trick to send SOHC into the break with a 6-1 lead.

The second half saw the home dominance continue. Ward bagged a second with the assist, like so many of the goals on the day, accredited to Jazmine Scott who shone throughout in a midfield berth.

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Wilson scored twice more to become the teams second hat-trick star of the day before goals from Alice Please and Katie Underwood completed the scoring.

Next up for the team is a trip to Taw Valley on Saturday (October 1).

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