Bourne Deeping 6
Cambridge South 2nd 2
BOURNE Deeping continued their excellent league run with a 6-2 win over Cambridge South 2nds on Saturday.
The opening 15 minutes were dominated by BDHC and the deadlock was eventually broken by a classy, reverse stick goal from captain Alex Glover.
This settled the side and a second goal soon followed; a slick, a well worked move involving a sublime one touch pass from Chris Clarkson to tee up a tap in for Jason Purllant at the back post.
Early in the second half came BDHC’s third goal, a confident finish from Andy Kind.
The next five minutes were disappointing for the Dragons with some loose play leading to two breakaway goals for the Cambridge side.
In reply, Bourne Deeping stepped up their game and proceeded to camp out in the attacking third of the pitch, patiently creating numerous chances.
The fourth goal came from Nick Glover with such a high quality finish that the umpires couldn’t find fault with the questionable overhead smash.
Tommy Stopper was provider of the fifth which was casually put away by Nick Brocklehurst and the sixth was scored by man-of-the match Nick Glover from close range.
The win keeps Bourne Deeping at the top of the table.
BDHC: Tim Beaver, Jason Purllant, Phil Arnold, Andy Briault, John Plant, Chris Clarkson, Tommy Stopper, Alex Glover, Nick Glover, Nick Brocklehurst, Andy Kind, Henry Winfield-Chislett, Ali Rowledge.
Bourne Deeping Ladies 2
Long Sutton 4
BOURNE Deeping Ladies faced Long Sutton in a tough home game and were unlucky not to come away with a point.
The home team were put under pressure from the start by a well drilled Sutton team but the defence initially held strong, marshalled at the back by Angela Cox in goal.
Sutton opened the scoring from a short corner but BDHC drew level through Jenny Jackson, also from a corner.
The away team tried their luck from several more shorts but only one resulted in a goal.
Bourne Deeping finished the half with some excellent attacking and Gemma Catlin set up Laura Tompson Wright with a long range pass for the Dragons’ second goal.
Another goal followed but was disallowed for Bourne Deeping, and Sutton scored twice more in the second half to leave the final score 4-2 to the away team.
BDHC Ladies: Angela Cox, Ellie Allam, Jan Bowser, Becky Allam, Sian Jones, Jenny Tuffin, Sue Oakley, Jenny Jackson, Gemma Catlin, Natasha Newitt, Bethan Lewis, Camilla Smith, Laura Tompson-Wright.
BDHC 2nd 3 Spalding 2nd 3
DERBY games are rarely attractive flowing games and this one was no exception to that rule.
Spalding were full of energy, closing down BDHC whenever they got the ball, not giving them time in any area of the pitch but BDHC did open the scoring.
Ben Dalgliesh finshed with a composed flick over the keeper and Bourne Deeping soon added a second through Chris Mann and a third with a well-placed reverse stick shot from Shane Carlton, his first goal of the league season.
At 3-1 up with 15 minutes to go BDHC should have been able to make the game safe, but they had two yellow cards against them and this gave Spalding an opportunity.
Spalding continued to run and work hard, pulling the BDHC midfield and defence around and won a penalty flick. Will Anderson was unable to add to his four saves in recent games and this made the score 3-2.
Spalding then scored their third goal to equalise and soon after the final whistle went.
BDHC face three of the top four teams in their next four games iand will have to work to their strengths to ensure they stay in the promotion places.
BDHC 2nd: Will Anderson, Pete Hotchkin, Graham Brewer, Phil Tokens, Stewart Dacre, Ash Stretton, Russ Seton, Shane Carlton, Mike Gregson, Ben Dalgliesh, Chris Mann, Kevin Baker.
Spalding 3rd 2
Bourne Deeping 4th 2
THIS is always a fixture to relish and the desire from both teams was clear albeit the dragons didn’t switch on until Spalding scored a scrappy early goal.
From a BDHC perspective. However from that moment Spalding were under put under pressure and were pegged back by a Steve Waters goal, his 5th in 6 games, and he could have had more. Mark Mowbray and Mark Cox created excellent chances but BDHC could not capitalise. Spalding however were quick and direct on the break and scored again to lead at the break.
In a second half the tackles were hard but Josh Riddick, Steve Knipe and Richard Baker stood firm with Richard Garratt firming the midfield.
On a quick pitch BDHC continued to create chances and were rewarded with a penalty flick dispatched by Pete Moisey.
The point was deserved. To have come away empty-handed would have been a disastrous blow
BDHC 4th: Ray Isaac, Peter Moisey, Steve Knipe, Josh Riddick, Richard Baker, Magnus Windsor, Nick Leaton, Mark Cox, Mark Mowbray, Richard Gray, Steve Waters, Anthony Barnes, Richard Garratt.