September 28th, 2016

‘Magnificent’ Bromsgrove Ladies make it eight out of eight

Updated: 6:13 pm, Dec 10, 2015

HOCKEY

COACH Alan Gormley hailed table-topping Bromsgrove Ladies Firsts as ‘magnificent’ as they chalked up their eighth win in a row – but stressed they can do improve.

The Ladies closed the first half of the Worcestershire Women’s League Division One with a comfortable 3-0 win against bottom club Harborne.

However, Bromsgrove’s weakness in their finishing that made the score a poor reflection of their dominance.

“Once again we pressed the opposition really well, kept a clean sheet and scored the goals to win the game,” said Gormley.

“The girls have been magnificent this season with a 100 per cent record. I couldn’t ask for more from them. They now go off for a well-deserved Christmas break to recharge their batteries for part two.”

Bromsgrove had a single-goal advantage for their first-half endeavours against visitors Harborne.

Tricky Burton forced the ball home from close-range, and Burton, Laura Underhill and Stacey Nash all had good chances to add to the score but failed to convert.

The second half began well for the home side and this time Underhill hammered the ball into the net, via the post, from an acute angle.

Bromsgrove, driven on by captain Heather Nunnerley, remained on top and a good through-pass from Lisi Cottam set up Burton.

She drew the advancing goalkeeper and smashed the ball into the roof of the net for her second goal.

Bromsgrove Ladies 4ths also head into the Christmas break at the top of Division Three.

Goals from Dee Martin and Suzy McRitchie secured a 2-0 win at home to Kings Heath 2nds and meant they leapfrogged Droitwich Spa Ladies 2nds into top spot.

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