Yate Hockey Club enjoyed a very successful weekend, with the senior teams picking up 13 points from their 5 league games on Saturday.

Ladies 1 

Yate ladies travelled to Westberries 1s, aiming to get back to winning ways after two recent draws.

There was end-to-end action in both halves with plenty of attacking play, but a combination of superb goalkeeping and wasted chances meant the game was deadlocked at 0-0 heading into the final 10 minutes.

But Yate found the winner late on when Emily Austen made a run up the right wing and her delayed cross wrong-footed the Westberries' defence and allowed Kyishia Cooke to score at the near post. The home side hunted for an equaliser, but Yate held on for a satisfying 1-0 win.

Men’s 1s

Yate’s men’s 1s earned three much needed points with a 3-1 win at home against Keynsham 1. Dylan Jackson scored a brace on his debut and Rhys Gamlin scored the other for Yate.

Ladies 2s

Yate ladies 2s earned their first point of the season with a hard-fought 3-3 draw at home to Royal Wootton Bassett 1s.

Yate took the lead through a composed finish from Nicola Bruce but Wootton equalised when, despite a double save from keeper Jess Kennedy, a scramble in the D ended up with the ball forced over the line. 

Yate pressed and retook the lead through Kim Harris' screamer, but Wootton retaliated once more to bring the scores level.

The back-and-forth nature of the game saw Harris score her second and Yate's third but for the third time in the match, the visitors equalised to secure a draw.

Men’s 2s

A buoyant Yate 2s travelled to Combe Dingle sports complex in the hope of taking 3 points from Westberries at the other end of the table. But despite the majority of game in the first-half being played in Westberries' half, Yate found themselves 2-0 down shortly after half-time.

Yate weren't down and out just yet and they pulled one back through Josh Cullum's amazing baseline goal, before a dreamlike deflection led to Yate’s second goal of the game with 10 minutes to play.

Yate found the winner when Parrot flapped it beautifully into the net but a late penalty corner to their opponents with the last play produced a dramatic ending. But Yate defended it bravely and secured a big win.

Yate Ladies 3s

Yate 3s went into the match against BAPS determined and ready for anything.

Yate had been forced into a fair amount of defending early on but they held firm and took the lead towards the end of the first-half thanks to Amy Kennedy, who popped in from close range.

The second half started strong for Yate and a penalty corner early on eventually produced the second goal as Alexandra Bessex slotted home from Sophie Wistow's pass.

BAPS did get themselves back into the match when they won the ball back and countered against Yate's high-line and Jo Goulden lost out on her 1 vs 1.

Yate kept pushing despite the lead and were rewarded with a wonderful team goal from a great break; with Wistow thundering home to make it 3-1.


Yate’s junior teams were in action on Sunday. The u14 boys team played extremely well in the Avon Junior tournament, drawing two and losing two matches. The girls u16s were unlucky to lose 3-1 to Bath Buccs, but put in an excellent performance.