Two-goal Ellie sees Wokingham HC home
March 25, 2010
Wokingham Ladies 1st 3 Amersham & Chalfont 0
With just a handful of games left and the competition for promotion heating up, Wokingham made sure of three points from their last home match of the season in Trysports Three Counties Premier 2.
Despite intense pressure, Wokingham only managed one goal in the first half through Clare Bennett.
After a driving runs from Tori Sauven in the second half, Ellie Brooks made it 2-0.
She grabbed her second goal in a man-of-the-match display with the last hit of the game following a short corner, slipping it past the keeper
Wokingham Mens 1st 0 Ramgarhia Mens 3
Wokingham put in a much-improved performance against promotion-chasing Ramgarhia in MBBO Regional 2.
Despite a number of first-teamers unavailable, Wokingham dominated possession early on, creating some good chances.
Debutant Jack Baveystock missed the best of them, hitting wide from close range.
Ramgarhia then began to look increasingly threatening and opened the scoring from a well-worked short corner routine.
Wokingham were still confident they could pull level, but, that was not to be the case as Ramgarhia soon doubled their lead.
After Wokingham missed even more chances, Ramgarhia made them pay further for failing to capitalise and made it 3-0 from a clean strike.
The last few minutes of the game became a frantic, end-to-end encounter, but neither team could add any further goals and it ended 3-0, despite a positive display from Wokingham.
Wokingham Mens 2nd 1 Newbury & Thatcham Mens 2nd 1
A TOUGH game was expected at Cantley Park in MBBO Division 2, and so it proved.
Newbury & Thatcham dominated possession in the first half but were denied by Wokingham’s solid defence.
Soon after the restart Newbury & Thatcham scored from their first short corner.
Wokingham grew in confidence and chances came and went with John Barlow and Huw Baveystock creating the best.
With the game becoming increasingly tense and the green cards stacking up, Wokingham continued to press and were awarded a short corner which captain Matt Taylor slotted home with a great strike, securing a draw in the closing stages of the game.
Wokingham Ladies 2nd 3 Banbury 0
Wokingham managed to pick up a much-needed win on Saturday as they comfortably beat their bottom-of-the-table opposition in Trysports Three Counties Division 2.
The game started relatively even with a number of chances for both teams, before striker Hayley Buckland opened the scoring in terrific fashion.
Wokingham knew their opposition would come out fighting, but with solid wing defence from Katie Steward and Natalie Slater, Banbury were denied any chances on goal.
A short corner routine saw man-of-the-match Jess Dunn strike home for 2-0 and only a few minutes later, Buckland grabbed her second of the game to make it 3-0.
The score lifts Wokingham to eighth and a win next week against Gerrards Cross could allow Wokingham to move into sixth position.
Wokingham Ladies 3rd 0 Oxford University Ladies 3rd 8
Despite not winning, Wokingham Ladies 3s improved on their last game against Oxford University when they lost 15-0 in Trysports Division 5.
Oxford scored after five minutes and although they continued to attack, Wokingham also had several decent opportunities.
Oxford, though, led 3-0 at the break and scored another five in the second half.
Megan Watkins, Jenna Smith, Debby Rakaukas, Judith Taylor and Kath Nicholls all performed well.
Polytechnic 2 Wokingham Vets 1
Wokingham deserved more in this game for putting in a great second-half performance in the Wessex Supervets Alliance.
Poly moved the ball around very well and scored the first goal after 15 minutes.
Wokingham countered but couldn’t get any real shots on target and Poly scored a second goal from a short corner.
In the second half, Wokingham shot out of the blocks and from their first attack top-scorer Alan Baines added to his total with a firm shot into the corner.
It proved to be a turning point and Wokingham took the game to Poly, but just could not find a way through to level things up.