Hockey: Lancaster 1st 4-3 City of York

Second team captain Izzy Marshall.
Second team captain Izzy Marshall.
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Lancaster welcomed City of York to their home ground to play what proved to be a pure Battle of the Roses.

From the starting whistle Lancaster broke York’s defence with a counter attack from Ali Standeven, who saw Nina Klinge calmly slot away Lancaster’s first goal within minutes.

York however were positive to respond, equalising instantly.

Again Lancaster took the lead, scoring two goals before half time, both finished well by Standeven.

Irrespective of Lancaster’s solid defensive performance York were very fortunate to receive two penalty corners which were converted.

The final stages saw Lancaster dominating and Nicola Benson finally broke the struggling York defence to slot home a well-earned victory.

Team: L Bleasdale, A Clews-Smith, J Christeansen, C Foy, E Kilshaw, K Benter, A Hill, M Parkin, N Benson, G Robertson (C), L Grayston-Aldren, A Standeven, J Walker and N Klinge.

Player of the Match: Tied - Ali Standeven and Nina Klinge

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Lancaster 2nd 3

Rossall 1st 1

On Saturday, October 26 Lancaster second team played Rossall first team away in Fleetwood.

The game got off to an 
enthusiastic start with Lancaster piling on the pressure and managed to get ahead early thanks to a well worked goal from Aveline Cruickshank.

The first half ended 1-1 though after Lancaster had let the opposition back in the game.

Player of the match Cruickshank came up trumps in the second half scoring another two excellent goals to complete her hat-trick and take the final score to a 3-1 win for Lancaster.

Team: H Chetwyn-Diggle, H Andrew, B Hay, M Harrison, H Gates, N Swarbrick, F Usala, A Bunch, G Crossley, I Marshall (C), C Park, A Cruickshank, C Davies

Player of the Match: Aveline Cruickshank

Lancaster 5th 4

Clitheroe 4th 0

Lancaster attacked well from the start and from two of the attacking short corners 
Shannon Davey managed to secure two goals, leaving 
Lancaster 2-0 up at half 

The second half saw even more breaks with Megan Rawes scoring two goals during free play.

Clitheroe had a few good breaks but Lancaster continued to defend well and finished with their third win of the season.

Team: C Bicknell, G Noakes, P Henderson (C), S Davey, C Scullion, O Taylor, L Armer, B Andrews, G Walker, M Rawes, A Warburton, J Hudson, K Ayerton

Player of the Match: Beth Andrews