Jack Wheaton and Rich Heywood hit hat-tricks as Bishop’s Stortford thrash University of East Anglia 7-0 in East Men’s Hockey League
Jack Wheaton and Rich Heywood both hit hat-tricks as Bishop’s Stortford thrashed University of East Anglia 7-0 in the East Men’s League, Premier Division.
The hosts, for whom Ali Charlton also netted, asserted their dominance from the off as they showcased excellent teamwork and skill.
And goalkeeper Ollie Foot earned the man-of-the-match award as he kept a deserved clean sheet.
Sam Bampton and Ossie Bannister claimed braces to help the second team thump the third team 8-0 in their Division 2SW inter-club derby.
Jeff Dummett, Harry McKerrell, Tom Nash - who now has 12 goals this season - and Oli Leonard joined them on the score sheet.
There was another inter-club derby in 5SW as the fourth team got the better of the fifth team 3-2.
The sixth team overcame a half-time deficit to triumph 2-1 at Broxbourne IV in 7SW.
Adrian Smith got the equaliser and, after some fine saves from player-of-the-match Geoff Wheldon, Freddie Taylor grabbed a late winner.
In the East Women’s League, Premier Division, the first team’s promotion hopes suffered another hit as they lost 2-0 at Cambridge City II.
The third-placed visitors are now four points behind their second-placed opponents and 12 adrift of table-topping Cambridge University.
Goalkeeper Charlie Nash made four big saves and captain Kate Robinson was player of the day for her tireless effort.
Fiona Mulder equalised to earn the second team a 3-3 draw at Southend in Division 1S.
They went 2-0 up as Sally Powell netted either side of the break before the hosts levelled matters and then went in front from a contentious short corner.
But the away team ensured it finished all square when Mulder notched after Powell had been on a scintillating run.
The third team and fourth team played out a 0-0 draw in 2SW.
Jen Pearce and Lori McLeish were the respective players of the match while Lori Morrison made some big saves for the fourths late on.
The fifth team suffered a 2-1 defeat at their Bedford counterparts in 4SW.
Yolanda Notley got their goal and Catherine Clune claimed the player-of-the-match award.
Hannah Wynne hit a hat-trick to steer the sixth team to a 6-1 home success over Old Loughtonians IV in 4SE.
The player of the match was joined on the score sheet by Mary Sanders, who bagged a brace, and Jo Sullivan.
Sarah Tough got the equaliser as the seventh team drew 2-2 at home to Royston II in 5SW.
The visitors fought back to lead after Emily Wood had put Stortford ahead, but Tough levelled matters after some relentless attacking.
Jemima Osmond’s goal was only a consolation when the eighth team succumbed 7-1 at home to Rickmansworth II in 6SW.
Emma Yanakieva made some good saves and Tilly-May Herbert and Lily Shillito shared the player-of-the-match prize.
Miley Copland, 14, was player of the match for the ninth team (development) when they lost 6-2 in a friendly against Saffron Walden V from the league above.
The previous week, also in a friendly, they beat a Luton team 5-0 thanks to doubles from player-of-the-match Izzy Cullinan and Nyla Smith and one goal from Vivienne Saunders.