Mid-table the aim as Wokingham HC Ladies 2s secure safetyBy Natalie Slater
March 31, 2010
Gerrards Cross 2nd 1 Wokingham Ladies 2nd 4
Wokingham Ladies 2s secured their survival in Trysports Three Counties Division 2 with a convincing win over fellow strugglers Gerrards Cross.
The visitors travelled to Beaconsfield knowing a win was essential to ensure they maintained their place in the league, but were pleasantly surprised when the results for the day meant that relegation was no longer a possibility.
Wokingham started well with constant pressure from attackers Charlotte Duffy, Hayley Buckland and man-of-the match Vanessa Healey.
Despite dominating the game it took 15 minutes before the ball hit the back of the net following some neat play and footwork from Jenny Partridge.
With the lead, Wokingham picked up the pace and overran the opposition.
Duffy scored a second goal, while Hayley Buckland slipped in goal number three to see the team sail ahead.
Some messy play mid-way through the second half saw a debatable short corner given to Gerrards Cross that was converted to make it 3-1, but Wokingham finished the game with a slick final strike from Emily Peters.
With Wokingham safe, the team are motivated to give their all in last two games of the season and finish in mid-table – something that seemed almost impossible a matter of weeks ago
Wokingham Ladies 1st 4 Abingdon Ladies 1st 0
Wokingham had their foot on the accelerator from the whistle as Clare Bennett stormed through the Abingdon team to win a short corner within the first 15 seconds of their Trysports Three Counties League Premier 2 match.
Abingdon had little reply for the remaining 34 minutes, but kept out Wokingham’s constant waves of attacks, with Tarryn Rossiter being the only goal scorer at half time.
Wokingham remained positive, despite failing to convert numerous short corners, and changed to a more attacking formation.
Furher goals followed through Jemima Cook, then Alison Longfield scored on the penalty spot from a Tash Sweeny cross before Ellie Brooks also got her name on the scoresheet.
Wokingham were also guilty of missing a number of chances, and could have scored many more, while Sweeny was the man of the match.
Wokingham Mens 2nd 2Harrow 1st 8
It was a poor finish to Wokingham’s away campaign in MBBO Division 3, going down heavily to a decent Harrow side.
Harrow started like an express train moving the ball about quickly into space and Wokingham were no match for them as Harrow scored goal after goal to go 7-0 up at half-time.
And if star man Scott Rogers hadn’t saved a penalty flick things would have been even worse.
Wokingham, though, came out and won the second half 2-1 with goals coming from Mark Peel and Pete Tailby.
It was a somewhat unexpected result given the league positions of both teams, but Harrow played very well, unlike Wokingham.
Wokingham now finish their season at home to Gerrards Cross.
Wokingham Mens 1st 2 Eastcote Mens 2nd 6
Wokingham produced a dreadful display at home to Eastcote in MBBO Regional 2.
They trailed 3-1 at half-time, and the scoreline was replicated in the second half as they went down 6-2.
Neil Bennett and Dom Tallent were on target for Wokingham, with Bennett also earning the man-of-the-match award.