Ladies 2s (won 3-2 vs Leicester Ladies 2)
Beeston started brightly, having most of the play. The Leicester keep showed her form, keeping the Bees from scoring early. Against the run of play, Leicester scored the first goal with the first half coming to a close. With 5 minutes left of the half, Jenna White scored with a solo run and chip over the GK to equalise. Again, the second half saw a positive start for the Ladies 2s, having most of the play before finally stinging Leicester with a lovely deflection into the bottom corner from Linda. Within minutes, Beeston scored again to make it 3-1. With 2 minutes to go, Leicester pulled one back, creating an exciting end to the game.
Player of the Match: Natalie Robson
Man of the Match/Journalist of the Week: Clive Morris
Next week: No game
Ladies 3s (won 4-0 vs Manning)
Right from the whistle Beeston 3s looked strong with most of their possession being in Manning’s half. After a number of frustrating misses, the Bees finally put one on the scoreboard; shortly followed by a Manning playing employing some interesting goal saving techniques (catching the ball on the line). Unfortunately the resulting penalty flick wasn’t converted. In the second half their determination and accuracy increase and the Bees put 3 more past the keeper to finish the game 4-0.
Player of the Match: Yusra Shabir
Next week: Away vs Nottingham Players 1 (10:30am pushback)
Ladies 4s (lost 3-0 vs Worksop Ladies 1s)
A tough and physical game for the Ladies 4s against Worksop 1s, where a lot of hard work was put in and the Bees team unity really shone through. Unfortunately, no matter how hard they tried they couldn’t get the ball in the goal, despite numerous forays into the D. The score truly doesn’t reflect the effort and brilliant play shown from the Bees.
A special mention to the under 18 players that, despite some tricky situations, held their own and showed the ‘oldies’ how to play!
Collective Player of the Match: Aoife Jones; Maddie Croft; Immi O’Neill; Phoebe Emmans
Next week: Home vs SBU Ladies 1 (3:30pm pushback)
Ladies 5s (drew 1-1 vs Newark 3s)
The Ladies 5s broke their losing streak to draw against an experienced Newark 3s side. Some nice passing and breaks up the wing see them unlucky not to score more, with the Bees having far more opportunities to score in the first half. After a rousing team talk from captain Emma Self, the Bees dominated possession in the second half and eventually capitalised on a rebound, with Heidi Ross-Burton scoring the equaliser.
Player of the Match: April Winfield
Next week: Away vs Nottingham University 4 (2:30pm pushback)
Ladies 6s (won 3-1 vs Woodthorpe)
Bright and early on Saturday morning, the Ladies 6s took on the very experienced Woodthorpe Ladies. A very evenly contested first half saw goals at both ends of the pitch- Woodthorpe scoring from a short corner opportunity and Beeston finally getting the ball over the line after countless rebound opportunities. The Bees really took things back to basics and channelled what they have been working on in training – space, timing and communication. These three things combined to see the 6s dominate the second half, with some great runs and switching of the ball, culminating in a further 2 goals. Having come so close when the two sides met last season, the Bees were ecstatic to finally overcome a team that are always challenging for the league title. First goals of the season from Iona Cargill, Sophie Atkinson & Charlotte Constable.
Player of the Match – Hannah Foy
Next week: Home vs NTU 2 (4:30pm pushback)
Next week: Home vs Woodthorpe (12noon pushback)
Nottingham Hockey Centre - Newsletter November 2021