Hockey
High fives for Bret Ladies

By Liam Moakes Monday 12 November 2012 Updated: 12/11 15:58

Bretforton Ladies 5 Westberries Ladies 2nds 1

West Clubs Women's Hockey League North Division

THE SCORELINE from Saturday's encounter is slightly flattering to Bretforton, who were a little out of sorts in the first half despite taking the lead through Hayley Whitehouse.

Westberries played extremely well and deserved their equaliser, leaving Bret still seeking their first clean sheet of the season, but the hosts were worthy winners all the same.

Bret regained the lead from the most unlikely of sources as skipper Kate Mitchell burst forward from her central defensive position straight into the Westberries D and fired home a stunning goal.

Bret settled into the second half quickly and it did not take long for Whitehouse to get on the scoresheet again as she connected with a cross from Deb Slatter.

Westberries refused to lie down and brilliant defending by Bret saw Daisy Wheeler excelling and deny the Bristol side's right winger time and time again.

The Vale girls hit their stride and finally the sweet passes began to flow as cool play by Karen Porter and Liz Murray-White kept the play moving forward.

Bret's fourth goal came from a great pass by Lisa Workman that found player of the match Slatter who picked up the pass, took the ball around the Bristol keeper and brilliantly reversed flicked the ball home.

Workman continued to boss the midfield and hard work by the spirited Julie Hall and evergreen Sue Headington - named plonker of the match - saw the home side fully in control.

The unstoppable Whitehouse then completed a brilliant hat-trick to finish the scoring.

Thanks to everyone who came to support and Keith Mitchell Painters and Decorators for sponsoring the match ball.

Leaders Bret will have to up their game tomorrow when they travel to the other unbeaten side in the league, Jaspers.

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