Wilmslow Hockey Club match reports – 25/02/19


A disappointing home defeat

Wilmslow Ladies’ 1s – 1

Lymm Ladies’ 1s – 3

Wilmslow 1s (pictured here) found it difficult to settle into their usual rhythm against a feisty Lymm side.

The defence was decidedly sluggish and midfield lacked their customary zest and accuracy. 

Lymm scored first and before half time were handed a second from a defensive error.

Still at half time it seemed that the Tangerines would click into life and eventually prevail.

However a third Lymm goal early in the second half made the task more daunting.

Despite the energetic efforts of Maddie Troup on the right wing and Lily Harrison in the middle, the visitors’ defence held firm.

The Tangerines pressed more and more but were found were found wanting in penalty corner conversion.

Eventually Lymm defensive heroics resulted in a penalty stroke which was put away neatly by Lindsay Rachubka, presenting Wilmslow with a consolation goal.

Wilmslow still have a three point cushion at the top of the table but need to recover their sharpness for the last few games. Back to the training ground.

The other two ladies’ games resulted in easy wins.

The Ladies’ 3s beat Winnington Park 2s, 5-0. The Ladies 4s beat Bowdon 6s, 5-1.



More Yorkshire woes for Wilmslow

Leeds Men’s 2s – 2

Wilmslow Men’s 1s – 0

Wilmslow travelled to Leeds University to play West Yorkshire’s top club’s second XI.

The opposition were second in league and had been in good form since the Christmas break.

Wilmslow started the game very well, playing a structured pressing game which was causing Leeds problems.

Leeds looked threatening on the break and, after missing two chances from short corners, took the lead when a drag flick took a deflection off a Wilmslow stick and flew past Simon Pickering in the Wilmslow goal.

Leeds doubled their lead with another fortuitous deflection off a Wilmslow player from a short corner.

The first half ended 2-0 which was a harsh reflection on Wilmslow who had acquitted themselves well.

Wilmslow continued to cause problems for Leeds in the second half, with Cam Armstrong and Tom Davenport proving to be particularly elusive for the Leeds defenders.

Wilmslow couldn’t, however, make the breakthrough and it finished 2-0 to Leeds.

Wilmslow Men’s 2s yet again flattered their visitors, this time Deeside 3s, by making the game look an even contest at the start.

They went in 2-1 up at half time but in the second half turned up the gas and scored three more to run out comfortable 5-1 winners. James Bell notched up yet another hat-trick.

Table toppers, Wilmslow Men’s 3s came back from a goal down against Mossley Hill 2s to win 4-1.

On a rare outing in the 3pm slot at Styal, the Men’s 4s (pictured above) did not let the crowd down and beat Bowdon 6s convincingly, 3-1.



Under 11s win Timperley Sevens Tournament

Wilmslow Under 11s (pictured here) had an excellent day out on Sunday.

They won their group with two wins and a draw and then eased through the semi finals to face hosts, Timperley As.

Their play had improved steadily through the day and they won the final 4-0.



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