Nailsea Ladies find the net 24 times in two matches

PUBLISHED: 09:13 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:13 30 October 2015

Nailsea Hockey Club’s first and second teams scored 24 goals between them over the weekend.

Nailsea Ladies 1st XI 10

North Somerset Ladies 3

Nailsea Ladies enjoyed a comprehensive victory over near neighbours North Somerset, running out 10-3 winners.

The hosts took the lead with an early goal, but North Somerset replied to draw level before Nailsea added a second. The visitors enjoyed a dominant spell scoring two goal to take the lead.

Before the end of the first-half, Nailsea managed to squeeze an equaliser past the Somerset’s agile and strong keeper.

After the break, creative play from player of the match Gee Corner, playing an unfamiliar role, broke through the defence with her pin-point passing, creating opportunities and her finishing gave her a hat-trick.

Dogged determination and strong striking by Cath Hole made the keeper defend her shots, but the Nailsea players were primed ready to convert from any angle, confusing and stretching the North defence.

The other scorers were: Abi Shorney (2), Cath Hole, Jen Atherton, Hannah Clarke, Tess Hughes and Helen Harrington.

Old Bristolians Ladies 5th XI 2

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 14

The home side had a full side, but played without a keeper, which Nailsea took advantage of.

Strong attacking left the young Old B’s defence vulnerable and saw Nailsea take the lead early in the game. The goal was scored by Lizzy Williams in her first game back after some months away from the game. Williams scored another goal and captain Chloe Turner led by example and completed her hat-trick in the first-half.

Sarah Edwards and Bernie Forge also found the net and the half finished with newcomer and Nailsea’s youngest player Kira Cunio making it 8-0.

Despite the deficit, Old B’s had to be admired for their resilience and fighting spirit. Within minutes they managed to claw one back.

Harriet Rowney, whose playing improves week by week, beat the keeper and Williams scored two more before Old B’s broke through once again, but Edwards and Forge both scored twice and Williams netted her fourth to bring the game to a close.

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