Bourne Deeping 9 Rutland 3
RIGHT from the pushback Bourne Deeping took the game to Rutland and secured their position at the top of the table with a commanding 9-3 victory against Rutland.
They opened the scoring with a move of around 20 passes culminating in a short corner, which was scored via a drag-flick from Stuart Biggs.
This set the tone for the first half with BDHC scoring five goals to Rutland’s one.
It was a cracking half for a team getting better week on week, and the second half continued in much the same fashion with plenty of chances created and four more strikes on target for Bourne Deeping.
Rutland were sharp on the break and scored two in the second half.
Stuart Biggs, with four goals, Nick Glover (three), Chris Clarkson and Andy Kind all scored for BDHC.
BDHC: Tim Beaver, Jason Purllant, Peter Jeffery, John Plant ,Chris Clarkson, Phil Arnold, Alex Glover, Andy Kind, Nick Glover, Stuart Biggs, Nick Brocklehurst, Ali Rowledge, Henry Winfield-Chislett.
BDHC Ladies 0 St Neots 0
BOURNE Deeping ladies were held to a 0-0 draw in a tough and frustrating game at St Neots.
With injuries affecting the squad, several players were in unfamilar positions and BDHC found themselves unable to play their usual strong, attacking game.
St Neots never looked the better team but Bourne Deeping didn’t capitalise on three short corners, despite powerful strikes from Camilla Smith.
Goalkeeper Katie Woodward and sweeper Jan Havemann ensured a clean sheet.
BDHC Ladies: Katie Woodward, Jan Havemann, Becky Allam, Ellie Allam, Sian Jones, Jenny Tuffin, Bethan Lewis, Gemma Catlin, Sue Oakley, Camilla Smith, Natasha Newitt, Jenny Jackson.
BDHC 2nd 7 Boston 0
SKIPPER Phil Tokens asked for an early goal and Tommy Stopper duly scored within the first five minutes after some great skills on the Boston back line.
Ben Dalgliesh scored the second with a strong run into the D and a composed flick past the keeper. Dalgliesh scored another soon after, stealing the ball in the Boston D and pushing the ball over the line before anyone could tackle.
Stopper scored another quality goal, with a reverse stick shot, and Simon Wilmot scored from a penalty corner.
Chris Mann added the sixth from a great turn and snapshot and the youthful Kevin Baker set up Mike Gregson for a gentle push-in from a well worked short corner routine.
Although Boston only had the bare 11 players and had one was called away, they looked dangerous on the break.
Will Anderson had another excellent game deflecting one shot onto a post while Stewart Dacre atoned for his error two weeks ago, making two saves after Boston had beaten the keeper.
BDHC 2nd XI: Will Anderson, Andy Briault, Stewart Dacre, Phil Tokens, Simon Wilmot, Graham Brewer, Ash Stretton, Kevin Baker, Tommy Stopper, Shane Carlton, Ben Dalgliesh, Chris Mann, Mike Gregson.
Bourne Deeping 9 Rutland 3
BDHC Ladies 2nds struggled to keep their positions during the game but pulled together in the second half.
St Ives scored in the first half but five minutes before the end of the match, Nicky Wallace scored to earn Bourne Deeping a draw.
Caroline Gedders and Fran Lyon put in some fabulous defending while excellent play from Wallace and Amy Ewing held the team together.
BDHC Ladies 2nd: Nicky Buckby, Fran Lyon, Isia Jasinska, Maddie Burch, Caroline Gedders, Kat Kennedy, Charlotte Baxter, Nicky Wallace, Kate McShane, Amy Ewing, Eirfat Mustafa, Hazel Williams, Philly Newson, Rhiannon Jones.