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Ladies qualify for National League Indoor

1 month 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 10:42 - 11 Dec 2017 by Kate Costin

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Sat 20 Jan
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Mens 2nd XI Wapping 4
League TBC
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Mens 4th XI Letchworth 3
League TBC
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Mens Vets Cheshunt 3
League TBC
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Mens 6th XI West Herts 7
League TBC
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Mens 5th XI St Albans 8
League 11:00
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Ladies 1st XI Oxford Hawks
Friendly 11:00
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Ladies 3rd XI Welwyn 1
League 11:00
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Ladies 6th XI Potters Bar 2
League 11:45
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Mens 3rd XI West Herts 4
League 12:30
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Ladies 2nd XI Newmarket 1
League 13:15
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Mens 1st XI St Albans 1
League 14:30
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Ladies 5th XI Bishops Stortford 4
League 14:30
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Ladies 4th XI Letchworth 3
League 15:30
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Junior Coaches Training
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Sunday Morning Juniors U8_U10
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Training 09:30
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U8's n/a
Training 09:30
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Mens Vets Rickmansworth 3
League TBC
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Mens 6th XI St Albans 9
League TBC
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Mens 5th XI Bishops Stortford 4
League 10:30
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Ladies 3rd XI Berkhamsted Hemel 1
League 10:45
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Mens 1st XI Saffron Walden 1
League 12:30
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Ladies 2nd XI Dereham 1
League 12:30
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Ladies 6th XI Welwyn 3
League 12:30
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Ladies 1st XI H and W
League 13:30
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Mens 2nd XI Cambridge South 1
League 14:00
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Ladies 4th XI Berkhamsted Hemel 2
League 14:30
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Mens 3rd XI Bishops Stortford 2
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