SOHC ladies net stunning success against champions

Action from Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club Ladies' first team versus Exe. SOHC won 6-0. Picture: An

Action from Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club Ladies' first team versus Exe. SOHC won 6-0. Picture: Andrew Coley - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club ladies first team ended their Petroc Division One home campaign with a stunning 6-0 success against recently crowned champions Exe III.

What made the result all the more eye-catching was that Exe III pitched up at Ottery St Mary for the contest having been unbeaten all season and conceding just eight goals in 16 matches!

The win also means that SOHC ladies complete their home campaign without being beaten having won seven and drawn two of their nine matches.

The opening exchanges were befitting of a match between the division’s top two sides.

The only goal of the first half was one worthy of winning the contest on its on – a superb strike from Nicky Lockyer.

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After the break, SOHC made full use of the pitch and pressed the ball at every opportunity. Such was their industry on and off the ball that almost every single 50/50 ball was won by a home player!

The pressure eventually told and five further goals were scored.

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Lockyer netted two more to finish with a hat-trick and there were also goals from Aimee Keast, Karen Dutton and Frankie Elliott.

The Player of the Match award went to hat-trick scoring Nicky Lockyer.

Thanks are also due to Cath Dockley for helping the team out.

The final game of the season is this Saturday (March 25) and a point from their visit to Teign II will see SOHC ladies as the Petroc Division One runners-up.

Petroc Division One table before the final round of matches on March 25

P W D L GD Pts

Exe 3 17 15 1 1 56 46

Sidmouth & Ottery 17 12 2 3 40 38

Dart 17 10 5 2 25 35

Isca 4 17 10 3 4 24 33

Newton Abbot 17 8 3 6 -7 27

Dartmouth 17 7 4 6 3 25

Exe 4 17 5 3 11 -12 18

Teign 2 17 4 4 9 -14 16

Dart 2 17 1 1 15 -48 4

Torbay 2 17 0 0 17 -67 0

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