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Wilmslow Hockey Club match reports – 07/10/19

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Wilmslow Ladies’ 1s – 2

City of York 1s – 3

Wilmslow Ladies’ 1s welcomed City of York to their first visit to Oakwood Farm on the back of four points from their opening two games in North Division 1.

The game started at a ferocious pace and Wilmslow weathered an early storm from the away side.

The game then developed into an even affair with both sides turning the ball over in midfield.

It was York who broke the deadlock with a deft deflection in front of keeper Lang who was powerless to stop it. 1-0 to the visitors.

This spurred on the orangetops and they began to assert greater pressure on the opposition’s back line.

After the award of a penalty corner, Hannah Kelman – who had put in a great shift in defence – stepped up to slot home the equaliser.

The game looked like it was going to remain even into the half time break, with neither side valuing possession. That was until York converted a strike from a penalty corner.

The scoreline seemed unjust, however Wilmslow knew they had to up their game.

‘Man of the Match’ Maddy Troup put in a tireless performance as usual in the second half.

However after an extended period of possession York tucked away a scrappy goal which seemed to suck the life out of Wilmslow.

Searching for a route back into the game young Amelia Poole was unlucky to see her shot rebound off the post.

Eventually a well worked move involving Wortley, Cooper and Poole saw Rachubka finish coolly, her fourth goal in three games.

Unfortunately this proved to be nothing more than a consolation as York took all three points.

The Ladies 2s lost against Chester 2s (0-1) and the 3s had a real off day against Macclesfield 2s, losing 0-5.

The Ladies 4s carried on regardless, travelling to North Wales and beating Buckley 1s (3-0), a hattrick from the evergreen Penny Sparrow.

The 5s also had a good home win against Sandbach 2s (2-0).

 

Chapeltown Men’s 1s – 2

Wilmslow Men’s 1s – 5

Wilmslow maintained their 100% record with a fine win in Sheffield.

Chapeltown opened the scoring but Joe Booth soon struck back with a reverse stick shot.

Further goals from a David Boddy deflection, Joe Booth from a penalty corner and two solo efforts from Pete Hallinan, put the game to bed before a late consolation goal from the home team.

The Men’s 2s lost disappointingly (1-3) to Golborne 1s. Wilmslow started the better team but the visitors well organised midfield eventually prevailed.

The Men’s 3s are finding it tough after three successive promotions, and lost (4-5) in a local derby against Knutsford 2s.

The 4s had a good 3-3 draw, coming from 1-3 behind against Macclesfield 3s, but the 5s’ first outing this season saw them outgunned against league leaders Lymm 3s.

 

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