Newark Hockey Club and Bingham-based South Notts clash on opening day
For the first time this season, both hockey teams from the men’s and ladies section competed in league action.
Newark Hockey Club’s ladies’ 3rds trip to Beeston in Division One of the Notts Women’s Hockey League saw the visitors get off to a strong start — and Newark were unlucky to go in 2-0 down at half-time.
A super save from the Beeston keeper at the start of the second half suggested it wasn’t meant to be, despite a late consolation goal as it finished 4-1.
Southwell Brincliffe United 2nds moved top of the division following their 3-0 win over Trent University.
Newark ladies’ 2nds continued their 100% start in the Championship with a 2-0 win over a strong Boots outfit.
The Magnus side’s hard work was rewarded 15 minutes into the game when Mel Woods found herself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and, calmly slipping the ball in to open the scoring.
Newark doubled their lead thanks to Amy Crouch’s handy work in the D.
She won a short corner that led to her claiming her first goal of the season.
Bingham-based South Notts saw their ladies’ 1sts fall to a 6-1 defeat in their first game of the season — India Clark the scorer against Division Two leaders Trent Vale.
Southwell 3rds lost 3-1 to Boots.
Newark ladies’ 4th boosted their goal difference in Division Three with a 7-1 win over Ashfield Aztecs.
In the North East Premier of the Midlands Men’s Hockey League, South Notts 1sts edged the derby with Newark 1sts, winning 4-1.
Finn Collins put South 1-0 up and, after the break, captain Gareth Bland scored twice.
South’s Mike Shapland made it four with a solo run before Simon Higgs hit Newark’s consolation.
South 2nds lost 5-0 to Derwent in North East One, while Newark 2nds were 3-0 winners against North Notts in North East Two.
Despite a 7-0 win over West Bridgford, Newark 3rds sit third in North East Three after Nottingham Trent and Beeston won 20-0 and 10-0 respectively.
South 4ths, the club’s new development side, lost 7-1 to Beeston in their first outing.