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Ladies qualify for National League Indoor

9 months ago By Kate Costin

BHC Ladies 1st team have qualified for the National League indoors competition after winning the East Championship in Norwich.

The team only started competing in indoor competitions last year (winning East - Division 1) and enjoyed a unbeaten weekend where they drew against Upminster and beat West Herts, Norwich Dragons, Crostyx, Maidstone, Broadlands and Old Loughts. The squad have therefore qualified to be the East’s representatives in the next round on the 6/7th January (likely venue Whitgift School)

Bedford made a slow start to the competition; with a just a narrow win against Maidstone and a draw against Upminster but against defeating Crostyx 5-1 they went on to dominate the event scoring 31 goals and conceding only 7 thanks in no small part to many fantastic saves from U18 goalkeeper Emily Allen. Top defenders Rachel Jackson and Jenna Maclaren were making fine tackles and also enjoying rotations into the forward line.

Co-captains Beth Noble and Sam Turner were strong throughout displaying skills and finesse and every member of the squad from the weekend scored including debutant Kira Wooltorton. The indoor format of the game poses different challenges and requires a different skill set to outdoor, but the team was able to adapt quickly and play a composed and effective style of hockey. After leading the table after day 1, a Charlotte Holland goal saw them to a vital 1-0 win against Loughts before the penultimate match of the weekend pitted first against second and Bedford ran out comfortable 5-1 winners (against West Herts) thanks to a hattrick from top scorer Kate Costin.

Squad in full – Emily Allen, Jenna Maclaren, Beth Noble, Sam Turner, Rachel Jackson, Charlotte Holland, Kate Costin, Clare Bilham, Kira Wooltorton, Claire Higginson.

Updated 18:30 - 23 Jan 2018 by James Oakley

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Fixtures
Sat 22 Sep
h
Mens 4th XI Cheshunt 2
League 11:30
h
Ladies 6th XI Welwyn 3
League 11:30
a
Mens 5th XI West Herts 5
League 12:00
h
Mens Vets Letchworth 4
League 13:00
h
Ladies 2nd XI I-ES
League 13:00
a
Ladies 5th XI Hertford Academy
League 13:00
a
Mens 6th XI Southgate Adelaide 3
League 13:30
a
Ladies 7th XI Berkhamstead & Hemel 4
League 13:30
a
Mens 3rd XI Cheshunt 1
League 14:00
h
Mens 1st XI Ipswich 1
League 14:30
h
Ladies 4th XI St Neots 2
League 14:30
a
Mens 2nd XI I-ES 2
League 15:00
a
Ladies 3rd XI St Albans 4
League 15:00
Sun 23 Sep
h
Sunday Morning Juniors U8_U10 Training 9.30 to 11
Training 09:30
h
Training 09:30
h
Training 09:30
h
Sunday Morning Juniors U12_U14 Training 11.00 to 12.30
Training 11:00
h
Training 11:00
h
Training 11:00
h
Ladies 1st XI Stourport HC
Friendly 13:00
Sat 29 Sep
a
Mens 4th XI Bishops Stortford 3
League 10:30
h
Mens 3rd XI Berkhamsted 1
League 11:30
h
Mens 5th XI Bedford Vets
League 11:30
a
Ladies 2nd XI Lowestoft
League 12:00
a
Ladies 3rd XI Berkhamsted Hemel 1
League 12:00
a
Mens 1st XI Norwich City 1
League 13:00
h
Ladies 1st XI Harleston Magpies
League 13:00
h
Ladies 5th XI St Albans Bodiceas
League 13:00
h
Mens 2nd XI Colchester 1
League 15:00
h
Mens 6th XI Stevenage 5
League 15:00
a
Ladies 6th XI St Albans 6
League 16:00
h
Ladies 4th XI Leighton Buzzard 2
League 16:30
h
Ladies 7th XI St Albans 7
League 16:30

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