Hockey
Fireworks in Bristol keep Bret top

By Liam Moakes Monday 05 November 2012 Updated: 06/11 09:47

Bristol University Ladies 2nds 1 Bretforton Ladies 5

West Clubs Women's Hockey League North Division

BRETFORTON whipped up a storm in Bristol on Saturday to emphatically beat a young University side in another high-scoring encounter - their third five-goal haul of the season - and open a four-point lead at the top of the table.

The Vale girls were quickest out of the blocks and their continued pressure told when Hayley Whitehouse scored from a perfectly performed short corner routine.

Things got worse for the Uni side when a certain goal was stopped from crossing the line by foul means and up stepped the coolest head on the pitch - Deb Slatter - to despatch the resulting penalty flick with aplomb.

Slatter was soon in the mix again when she managed to get the ball across, despite slipping, to Sarah Hall to push the ball home and make it 3-0.

Bret were in complete control now as player of the match Liz Murray-White dominated the right hand side of the pitch with searing runs and enjoyed great support play throughout from Julie Hall and Hannah Milde.

The goal of the game came from Emma Lowe when a superb cross by Lisa Workman found Lowe unmarked in the D and she simply rocketed the ball home with a first time shot on the volley which the Bristol keeper did not even see.

The second half saw Bristol pull a scrappy goal back but, despite the bullying tactics from the University side, it was nowhere near enough and the Bret defence were not in the mood to concede another goal.

Bret's fifth and final goal came from a great run by Whitehouse who coolly rounded the keep to slot home her second of the match.

Bret host Westberries Ladies 2nds tomorrow (10.30am) at Evesham High School astro.

Saturday's player of the match was Liz Murray-White and the plonker was Kate 'triple salco' Mitchell.

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