Pucklechurch intent on keeping summer hockey title

July 03 2016

After what was a tense but happy ending to Winter league the Pucklechurch Ladies have now set their eyes onto keeping hold of the Summer League title, the club’s Lisa Whitehead reports.

After what was a tense but happy ending to Winter league the Pucklechurch Ladies have now set their eyes onto keeping hold of the Summer League title, the club’s Lisa Whitehead reports.
Knowle was our first opposition and with forward Emily Pollock still on top form she fired 5 goals past them.  However Knowle did sneak one in themselves making the scoreline a still convincing 5-1 win to the girls in yellow.
After such a fine performance, next up were Keynsham 1st’s. With accurate passing, letting the ball do the work we were soon running the show and with a hat-trick from Pollock and a superb committed dive from Tina Hill, the final score was 4-2.
Bristol Ladies and Bristol & West were the next two fixtures. With the mid-field linking up well the forwards, keeping the ball out wide and showing off individual skills, both games finished 3-0 with goals coming from Pollock and captain Lisa Whitehead, moving us to top of the table.
City of Bath who were sat in 2nd was the next match. With the squad down to the bare 11, no goalie and a beautiful hot summers evening we knew this would be our toughest match to date.
It would be a fast and furious start but we soon settled and played our own game. It didn’t take long for the first goal to come, left wing Sophie Edwards plucking the ball out the air from a cross in from the right wing. Next up, Pollock would add to her ever growing goal bank to make it 2-0. The final result was 3-1 in what was an impressive team performance.
Our latest game against BAC was also a close game.BAC started strongly but a solid performance from centre-back Julie-Ann Parker, denied them many chances to shoot, and forward Rhian Phillips opened our goal account after getting a rebound from the goalie.
A cracking strike from Phillips into the D was met by Whitehead who scored and secured another victory.
Half way through the competition, with 20 goals scored and only 4 conceded, the Puckle girls are top of the table - where they plan on staying.