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Hockey: New Rev double whammy

Lobbyless 4 v Zetland 2

The game started off with both teams eager for the win. It was not long before Lobbyless opened the scoring through an impressive short corner by Haydn Thomason.

It also wasn’t long before Zetland gained an equaliser through India Bradley.

However, the Lobbyless defence of Brenda Leask, Karen McKelvie and Ashley Burgess stayed strong and kept the Zetland attacks at bay.

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Lobbyless found the back of the net soon after this with well worked play from Thomason and James Aitken who finished well for his first. It was soon after where a pass from defence found Aitken to get his second of the match, making it 3-1 at half-time.

Zetland started stronger in the second half, getting them the early short corner. Bradley then notched her second as she put it past the Lobbyless keeper, Kristoffer Thomason. However, Thomason’s impressive saves soon paid off as Zetland couldn’t convert again.

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Aitken then got his hat trick, assisted by Haydn Thomason again, to seal the match for Lobbyless

Players of the match were Brenda Leask for Lobbyless and India Bradley for Zetland

Crusaders v Lobbyless

Lobbyless are awarded the points as Crusaders failed to field a team.

Hurricanes 1 v New Revolution 4

Hurricanes started well, finding Jillian Copland in the box who drifted past the New Rev defence to smash the back board and send the fans into rapturous applause.

New Rev came fighting back into it with captain Peter Sharp leading the charge, picking up two goals in this fiery encounter.

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Stacey Laurenson got over her early frustrations to net the other two for New Rev.

Naomi Johnson picked up the Hurricanes player of the match with Jessica Bradley picking it up for New Rev

New Revolution 3 v Deltmavine 1

The second game of the night for the New Rev, was going to be another hard one against the strong Deltmavine team looking to get some more points on the board.

And it showed, with Deltmavine starting the first half with some quick movement up front from Alastair Williamson, Ross MacDougal and Fraser Hall, keeping the New Rev defence of Jessica Badley, Debbie Sneddon and Peter Sharp on their toes.

New Rev were always looking dangerous with quick counter attacks from Danny Finnie, Stacey Laurenson and  Kate Moncrieff, but it was Deltmavine that took the lead with a great through ball from the ever reliable Nicola Blance, who found Hall in the D to cut it back to the on rushing MacDougal to finish for.

This spurred the New Rev on and with some great work in the centre Finnie was able to spread the ball wide left to find Laurenson in the D and with a quick shot she brought out a great save from Megan Nicholson. But the ball fell to Finnie who had kept his run going to dispatch off the rebound to get the New Rev back on level terms.

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With the confidence of the goal New Rev started playing their fast passing game again, and it wasn’t long until they were rewarded with some short corners. It was from one of these short corners that Stacey Laurenson was able to get on the score sheet with a great strike into the bottom left corner of the goal.

Deltmavine had a few chances to get back in the game with one falling to Hall who brought out the best from the on-form Bradley in the New Rev goal.

New Rev were able to get another goal before the half-time whistle from another short corner which was well worked from Sharp and Laurenson. Sharp was able to squeeze the ball home from a tight angle with a sweet finish.

The second half got underway with Deltmavine determined to get back into the game. New Rev’s team worked tirelessly from the front with Lorrie Robertson, Mhari Moncrieff and Finnie in the middle never giving up and closing down the Deltmavine players, giving them no time to break through the defence.

Deltmavine were finding Debbie Sneddon in fine form and Delt’s Williamson particularly found it hard to get any joy up against her. Deltmavine had a good number of chances in the second half, but could not beat the outstanding Bradley in goal for New Rev.

Players of the match would have to be Jessica Bradley for New Rev and Ross MacDougal for Deltmavine.

Fixtures for 5 March

6:30pm Zetland v Reckless (Whalsay)

7:20pm New Revolution v Whalsay (Reckless)

8:05pm Reckless v Lobbyless (New Rev)

8:45pm Whalsay v Crusaders (Lobbyless)                                              

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