Nailsea women put rivals to the sword in avalanche of goals with Hole hitting eight
PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 January 2019
Nailsea Hockey Club’s women went goal crazy in their latest West Clubs League outings at the weekend.
The first team were straight on the attack in their Brunel Division Two clash with Mid Somerset and won an early penalty flick.
Jen Roach stepped up to the spot to convert, despite a valiant effort from the keeper, and good all-round play kept Mid Somerset on the back foot.
Player of the match Roach was on target again before the break, as Nailsea turned around with a 4-0 advantage.
And Nailsea kept up the pace and pressure in the second half, with Lucy Crimmons having a particularly strong half in a solid midfield.
The defence also gave good support to enable Nailsea to push hard into attack and capitalise on their opportunities.
And it ended in an 8-0 win, with Mia Bewley also bagging a brace, as Chloe Turner, Katie Matthews, Crimmons and Eleanor Hobbs all netted once each.
Nailsea are set to visit Mendip thirds this weekend.
The second team travelled to Winscombe fifths with only a bare 11 for their Brunel Division Three encounter.
But they took an early lead with a strong shot from Cath Hole and never looked back.
Hole went on a fine solo run soon after and, when realising she did not have any support, she forced the ball home for her second goal.
The third was a fine team effort as Tracey Brake collected the ball on halfway and passed down the line to Lizzy Williams, who got to the backline and found Hole on the edge of the D for a cross to the far post for Cara Jones to redirect past the keeper.
Hole took centre stage after that, though, with three more goals of her own to make it 6-0 at the break.
And the second half was more of the same as Jones grabbed her second goal of the game, while hot-shot Hole netted three more times to take her individual tally to eight as Nailsea ran out 10-0 winners.
Winscombe kept fighting to the finish in search of a consolation, but captain Ellie Holdaway and player of the match Hole urged the tiring Nailsea side on to preserve their clean sheet.
Nailsea are set to welcome Knowle thirds to Gordano School this weekend, with an early 9.30am pushback.