Hockey ladies banish those mince pies

PUBLISHED: 09:00 09 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:09 17 June 2010

P5135-02-09SH Action from Sidmouth's 7-1 defeat of Ottery at the Sidmouth College ground on Saturday morning.
Picture by Simon Horn.

P5135-02-09SH Action from Sidmouth's 7-1 defeat of Ottery at the Sidmouth College ground on Saturday morning. Picture by Simon Horn.

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Sidmouth and Ottery Crickets ladies organised a friendly game to ease themselves into the New Year and to check exactly how many extra mince pies everyone was carrying after the Christmas break!

Sidmouth and Ottery Crickets ladies organised a friendly game to ease themselves into the New Year and to check exactly how many extra mince pies everyone was carrying after the Christmas break!The teams were made up of a mixture of first and second team members and everyone had a chance to play. Sidmouth started with most ladies playing out of position (somewhat of a learning curve) and, after some rolling substitutions, the confusion that ensued wasn't overly impressive to the small crowd of supporters watching from the sidelines. However, it was an interesting experiment and gave most players a chance to view the game from a different perspective. Young talent on show included Jess and Sam and Hattie Vanstone.It was an enjoyable match with both teams playing well in spells. However, with a few more first teamers to strengthen their squad, Sidmouth had the advantage and therefore the majority of attacking play. They managed to score six goals which were shared between Sarah Dean, Taryn Beuthin, Lea Pigeon and Vicki Tarr - the highlight of which was an impressive chip, slotted into the roof of the net by Pigeon. Beuthin was unlucky not to score another after an impressive reverse stick shot flew just wide of the post. Ottery Crickets managed to pull one goal back to make the final score 6-1.


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