Hockey: Lancaster lose Roses battle

Lancaster Hockey Club.
Lancaster Hockey Club.

Lancaster Hockey Club’s first team went down 2-0 in their Roses battle at City of York on Saturday.

York started the better of the two teams hassling the Lancaster midfield and working the ball round the back of the defence earning a number of short corners but found Mollie Harrison and Laura Hayton relentless in clearing the ball away.

York scored their first goal from the third attempted strike at a short corner after Leighan Bleasdale had saved the initial two.

The hosts’ second goal came from a break down the left hand side of the pitch as Lancaster pushed high to try and find an equaliser meaning the Yorkshire side went into the half-time interval 2-0 to the good.

After the interval Lancaster came out a different team, winning the 50-50 balls and keeping possession.

Hayley Johns and Fiona Crackles kept working to a high intensity, feeding the Lancaster forward line but the ball couldn’t find its way into the back of the net as the visitors failed to find a way back into the game.

The second team lost 2-0 at home to Liverpool Sefton Ladies 2s while the thirds were without a game this week.

Lancaster 4s were 4-0 winners over Lancaster & Morecambe Ladies 3s in their local derby as they extended their 100 per cent start to the new league season.

They now take that record into a tough cup game at Springfields this weekend.