England Lady Masters launch 2010 campaign

Lady Masters at Aldershot May 2010
England Hockey Lady Masters started their warm-up campaign for the Women’s Masters Cup in July in fine style at the Combined Services tournament last weekend.

Even thought the tournament format consisted of shortened games of 25 mins each way, the schedule of two games on Saturday and three on Sunday was demanding, but with a squad of 18 the Lady Masters were confident in being able to maintain a high level of play throughout.

The Saturday saw them play the Welsh Lady Masters and Combined Services Vets, winning both games 6 – 0 and 3 – 0.

Three games the following day were always going to test the squad’s mettle, but they did not disappoint their supporters producing displays to beat the Civil Service 2 – 0 and the British Police 3 – 2.

The final game of the tournament was the England Masters against the hosts Combined Services and from the off the pace was fast and furious with neither team looking to give up possession with ease.

However, it was the Combined Services who ran out eventual winners in the end snatching a late goal four minutes from time to win the game 3 – 2.


Match Reports

Home Scorers Score Away Scorers
Saturday
England

Miranda MacTaggart      9-FG, 20-FG

 

6-0

Wales Vets
Helen Johnson         18-FG (HT 5-0)
Lisa Prince               22-PC
Chris Rowland-Jones             25-FG
Mandy Gatherer         42-FG
England

 

 

June Blythe              20-PC, 36-FG

 

 

3-0

 

Combined Services Vets

Sue Merry               43-PC (HT 1-0)
Civil Service 0-2 England Lisa Prince        21-PC
(HT 0-1) Linda Webb         27-PS
Police

 

 

Lisa Garbutt            10-FG

 

 

 

2-3

England

 

 

Lisa Prince        16-PC

Deborah Mills              38-FG (HT 1-1) Helen Johnson 31-FG
Mandy Gatherer    46-FG
England

 

Lisa Prince              15-PC

2-3 Combined Services

 

Fee Chandler     7-FG

Sue Merry               42-FG (HT 1-1) Jane Lewis         27-FG,49-FG


Results

POS Team P W D L F A Diff Points
1 England Lady Masters 5 4 0 1 16 5 11 12
2 Civil Service 5 3 1 1 17 6 11 10
3 Combined Services 5 3 1 1 10 5 5 10
4 British Police 5 3 0 2 15 5 10 9
5 Combined Services Vets 5 1 0 4 5 16 -11 3
6 Wales 5 0 0 5 1 27 -26 0