Ladies’ unbeaten start to the season continues

HARD FOUGHT VICTORY: Match action from Thetford's (Blue) 2-0 Marshall Motors Norfolk Women's Hockey League Premier Division win over Diss
HARD FOUGHT VICTORY: Match action from Thetford's (Blue) 2-0 Marshall Motors Norfolk Women's Hockey League Premier Division win over Diss
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EAST WOMEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE NORTH

Cambridge Nomads 0

Bury Ladies 1

Bury maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a narrow victory away to Cambridge Nomads in the East Women’s League.

From the outset Bury looked strong and were unlucky not to take the lead from several good strikes on goal and a penalty corner that was lifted too high.

Only a string of fine saves by the Cambridge keeper kept the scores level at half time.

The visitors started the second half in the same vein, applying more pressure.

Finally, with four minutes remaining, the deadlock was broken when Millie Sharp made a strong run through the middle and turned provider for Jo Chapman to shoot from the edge of the circle.

Although her shot was saved, Rush was on hand to tuck the ball home from close range.

The game opened up as Cambridge came out of their defensive formation and threw everything forward for the remaining minutes.

Sharon Steven, redundant for most of the game, made an outstanding flying save from Cambridge’s only shot as the defence held strong to hold on for victory.

SUFFOLK WOMEN’S LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

Bury Ladies II 6

Haverhill Ladies II 0

Bury proved too strong for visiting Haverhill, as they cruised to a comfortable win.

The first half was dominated by the hosts with the opening goal coming from Freia McGregor before Melissa Steven put two shots past the Haverhill goalkeeper.

Haverhill could not get through the Bury defence who were showing great team work, to take the commanding advantage into the break.

The second half was more equally balanced with Bury’s defence being put to good use.

However, a quickfire hat trick from Sophie Robbins, put the result beyond doubt and rounded off a dominant performance from Bury.