Hockey: Slow start is costly for Thornbury

Gazette Series: Hockey: Slow start is costly for Thornbury Hockey: Slow start is costly for Thornbury

West Women’s Hockey League

Berkeley Division One

Old Bristolians 3rds 3 Thornbury 1

THORNBURY showed their dislike of early morning starts with a lethargic first half performance.

The home side, who started the game on the same number of points as Thornbury, were sharper in the opening exchanges and took an early lead.

Elaine Arnold and Elaine Dreyton along with Becky Jones thwarted a number of home attacks but the lead was doubled before the break.

Amanda McGarry and Katie Bridgeman worked hard to inject some pace to the game but the lack of a goal hungry striker was noticeable.

Emma and Anna Beurschgen,s along with Sian Fuller and Tracey Jones, constructed some promising movements, whilst Shelley Beurschgens and Charlotte Fox combined well together on occasion.

Old Bristolians increased their lead with a third goal in the second half and Anna Beurschgens pulled one back when the home side hesitated at a free hit. Thornbury have another tough assignment on Saturday when high-flying Wotton-under-Edge visit Castle School (midday).

The seconds went down for the second week running when losing 3-0 at home to BAC 2nds and an Ella Clark goal was not enough to save Thornbury thirds from losing 2-1 at Wotton-under-Edge seconds.

Thornbury seconds visit Avonmouth on Saturday and the thirds travel to Lydney thirds.

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