Latest results up to 19 October 2015
Wakefield 1sts 2 Ben Rhydding 1sts 2
In a tough encounter with Yorkshire rivals Ben Rhydding Wakefield came back twice to secure a point andkeep them top of the North Conference. Rhydding scored first early in the game from a penalty corner. Wakefield equalised when Gee Byas scored from open play. Chances went begging at either end with the home team successfully defending further corners. The second half followed a similar pattern as the visitors regained the lead but, not for the first time this season, Rosie Tootell stepped up to gain the draw with a well struck shot from a penalty corner. Wakefield travel to Brooklands on Saturday and on Sunday they play Birmingham University, at Birmingham in the EH cup.
Wakefield 2nds 1 Harrogate 1sts 0
A hard fought battle between Yorkshire rivals saw the home side maintain their lead at the top of North Division 1. Play moved quickly from end to end in the first half and the home side took the lead towards the end of the first half when they were awarded their second penalty corner. Gabby Leeson guided the ball home on the left post. Minutes later Vicki Green found Tilly Morgan with an excellent pass. Morgan just missed with her shot. Harrogate mounted several attacks in the second half but excellent defending led by Wakefield’s player of the match, Jo Hughes, kept them at bay. In goal, Becky Hague had little to do. At the other end, Morgan continued to pose problems with her speed. Rachael Dent and Harriet White both came close but were thwarted by excellent goal keeping. On the final whistle Wakefield’s Hague was called on to maintain the lead when Harrogate were awarded a penalty corner. Hague saved the day and the 3 points. On Saturday Wakefield travel to Lancaster.
Wakefield U18 girls 13 Brooklands U18 girls 0
Wakefield U18 girls got off to a great start in the EH Cup with a convincing victory over Brooklands. It didn’t take the home side long to dominate. In the first minute Megan Higgs intercepted a pass and after a good run with the ball passed to Georgie Lewis who’s shot was well saved by the visiting keeper. This set the tone for the whole game. Emily Schorah shot wide minutes later before Emily McGrath opened the scoring with a fine shot. Excellent team work brought 6 more goals in the first half with McGrath adding one more to her total, Emma Berry (2) in quick succession, Emily Schorah (1)Alice Blades (1) and Megan Higgs (1). Things didn’t get better for the visitors as Berry, Higgs, Blades and Schorah added 6 more goals. Wakefield’s player of the match was Megan Higgs.