IT was another packed weekend of action for teams representing Yate Hockey Club.

Yate Ladies 1s

Yate hosted top-of-the-table Clifton Robinson 3s on Saturday afternoon and endured a difficult afternoon.

The visitors attacked with pace scoring a goal after five minutes and despite Yate settling into the game, Clifton were ruthlessly clinical and scored two more quick goals on the counter-attack to take the game away from Yate. 

Another two followed from an angled shot and a reverse stick lift into the Yate net when they failed to clear and with that, the result was all but confirmed.

At 5 - 0 down, Yate did not let their heads drop and had a number of visits to the opposition D and clawed one back when Antonia Joy showed fantastic skill and composure to cap a wonderful solo run to calmly beat the keeper one-on-one.

Clifton did add a sixth shortly after the half-time interval when a diagonal ball was deftly deflected in at the post.

At 6-1 down, Yate fought hard and played some of their best hockey of the season. Katie Browne was unlucky to hit the post and Browne and Kyishia Cooke forced some good saves out of the keeper. Isabelle Joy and Rosie Snowden made some crucial tackles in defence to keep Clifton out and the match ended 6-1.

Yate Men 1s

Yate came back from 1-0 down to beat Gwent 1 4-2 at YOSC.

Yate Ladies 2s

Yate picked up an impressive point after a 0-0 draw with Somerset Gryphons.

The pace of the match, counter-attacks and set plays were impressive, but neither team could find the goal.

Yate defended three well-drilled penalty corners in a tense second half, but also dominated possession. The team showed great character and Katie Lofthouse was awarded player of the match.

Yate Men 2s

Yate had a tough afternoon at Clifton Robinsons 7, emerging with a 4-0 defeat.

Robinsons therefore take Yate’s place at the top of the table, sitting two points ahead of Yate 2s on 23 points.

Yate Ladies 3s

Yate visited Redland on Saturday afternoon. Both teams started strongly but it was Redland who went ahead with an impressive pass from a sixteen-yard hit straight through to their attacker who scored the opening goal.

Shortly before the half-time break, Yate equalised with a goal from Heidi Bruce.

Redland piled on the pressure after the break, pushing Yate to defend their goal with vigour.

Jeanette Seaville produced a 'save of the season' contender with her stick in an open goal, also convincingly earning her player of the match. 

But good performances from the Yate defence of Carly Bryan, Emma Smith and Ruby Gold in goal were unfortunately not enough to prevent Redland from taking all three points. 2-1.

Yate Badgers

On Sunday Yate Badgers, a team made up of older juniors and two adults, travelled to Bristol & West. Some great hockey was played by both sides, but the home side won 2-0.