Burton Hockey Men’s 1s were back in league action against 3rd placed, Streetly and went down 3 -5. A promising start had Burton looking to keep the ball for as long as possible. This however didn’t happen and Streetly scored 3 early goals to put them In a swift lead which stayed that way till half time.

Coach, Jamie Cooper gave a swift team talk as Burton looked to get back into the game. Burton scored 2 quick goals coming from Ben Elson who lobbed the keeper on his reverse and Tim Winter. Burton looked to be back in the game before Streetly made a good passing move down the left leaving the defence standing as the slotted one home from the penalty spot. Burton quickly replied through Jamie Cooper as Burton moved the ball quickly from a short corner leaving Cooper free at the top of the D and on his reverse stick the ball whistled into the bottom corner. Streetly  managed to get another short corner,  which they worked well and scored there 5th goal of the day. With 10 minutes to go Burton looked to pile on the pressure more but in Burtons desperation they picked up some cards and Streetly retained the ball till the final whistle. 

Burton Hockey Mens 2s got a important 2 0 win over Warwick to move above them in the league and out of the bottom 2. Golas were scored by Charlie Mafham and goal scoring club legend, Mark Northcott.

Burton Mens 3s had a tough match against unbeaten league leaders Finchfield 3s and lost 3 2.  The game started with a good pace with both sides creating chances and giving possession away equally. Ike Zieliński-Raynor was on hand for Burton first goal after a scintillating ball over the top from Kevin Stanyon to the ever tricky Toby Ganley who crossed for a super smash in by Ike. Finchfield looked shocked for a moment and then settled into some steady pass and move hockey. Their first goal was a scramble in the d with an unlucky deflection off Stephen Goodfellow. They got another and we went in at half time 2-1down. Finchfield started to emerge the stronger as they continued to play as a unit and getting the basics right and took a 3-1 lead.  Burton started to chase the game and there persistence told and they got another back via Stanyon with a fortuitous final touch from Harrison Kemp. Going for broke Burton searched for the equaliser which Tom Gibbs came very close to with the last touch of the game. Man of the Match went to Tim Glover for a stirling effort against at top opposite number, 

Burton Hockey Mens 4s had a 1 all draw with Boots 5 with evergreen Glyn Holland getting the goal

Burton hockey Men's 5s lost at Loughborough 0-6 . The score didn't reflect the effort made by every man on the pitch!
Quite number of injuries picked up reflects the effort and determination,

Burton Hockey Ladies 1s hosted Midlands 1 side Matlock in a friendly on the Ellis this morning. The game started fast with both teams trying to stamp their authority but neither getting one up on the other. Eventually, Burton broke the deadlock and used passing from one side of the pitch to the other to end up with Nicola Taylor slotting the ball in low to open the scoring. Soon after, more slick passing from Burton saw a rebound off the keeper fall to Harriet Buxton who made no mistake in finishing for a 2-0 lead at half time. Matlock came out fast in the second half, with Burton not quite settled into the game after the half time break and a lack of concentration for 5 minutes saw Matlock score two fast goals to pull it back to 2-2. The game got a little more heated at this point with both teams desperate for an equaliser, but Burton playing the better hockey and having more attacking play than Matlock. Finally, a well executed short corner routine gave Taylor her second goal of the game with a lovely flick into the net and giving Burtonthe lead. Burton the saw the remainder of the game out and took the well deserved 3 2 win, a good  result against a team one league higher.

Good performances from the youngest players, Hannah TSL, Hatty Shenton and Alice Hickman wiht man of the match going to Megan Ridley with a solid game at right back.


Burton ladies 2's had their first league game back after Christmas against Derby 3's.

Burton started  strongly in the first half with many opportunities on goal due to a high work rate and most game play being in the oppositions half of the pitch. After many chances on goal and Burton being very patient, the hard work was well worth it when Shannon Dillon found the bottom corner of the goal after a short corner. With Burton now feeling more settled, two more goals came shortly from Hannah TSL and Felicity Norcross to take a 3-0 lead..

After a cold and wet team talk, Burton were keen to get on the pitch and score more goals. The play moved up and down the pitch with Derby's players intercepting Burton chances. However, Burton kept disciplined and a ball in from Megan Ridley found  Dillon for a deflection which caught their keeper off-guard. Burton continued to have several chances but Derby caught Burton on the break to make the final score line 4-1. 

Man of the match went to Dillon for her hard work rate and tackles throughout the game

Burton Ladies 3s hosted Ilkeston 2s in their return to  league game action
Burton opened the game and looked like scoring in the opening 5 minutes but Ilkeston  had brought some big hitters to clear the danger.
Much of the first half was uneventful but Burton had some good linkup play on the right wing and into the opposition D but were unable to convert. An Ilkeston break brought them into the D. A shot on goal was hooked out by Alice Hawkins  just as it was just rolling over the line but amidst the numerous players in a small space Ilkeston managed to poke it over the line taking the lead.
Ilkeston seemed content trying to play the long clearances again in the second half but Burton continued to play their game. Burton found the equaliser midway through the second half and subsequently Ilkeston held a solid attack testing the Burton backline but Burton held firm after a risky decision on Hawkins part to stand right at the top of the D for a potential 1 on 1. Burton stepped up for a short corner and although not able to convert straight off the short, their second goal came from the play immediately afterwards. Much of the play afterwards consisted of some strong tackles and more long hits, with the final score 2-1 to Burton. goalscorers  were Leanne Docksey and Katie Furzeman with Man of the match going to Felicity Norcross

On a cold and rainy afternoon, Burton Hockey Ladies 4's took on Derby 5's . Burton had the brighter start of the two teams, pressing hard in Derby's half of the pitch. After a couple of close chances, Burton secured the lead after Yasmin Ambler managed to hold off the defenders and slot one home in the bottom left hand corner of the goal, adding yet another goal to her tally this season. At the half time a goal up, in the  team talk they all agreed that the team were playing well, and wanted much of the same from the second half. For the remainder of the match Burton continued to put on another solid display, with a couple of fantastic saves from our keeper and good defensive work cutting out any real chance of a Derby attack, combined with quick offensive play they were putting on a good performance throughout each area of the pitch. Eventually Burton managed to score a second with a well placed ball in the bottom corner from Megan Johnson, after a scramble in the box,  this was her very first full length game with Burton. The team, now 2-0 up, played well up until the final whistle seeing the game out with great teamwork and support for one another. The man of the match  was Annouska, who was great all-round, with a number of successful tackles and dribbles helping to keep the attack alive. 

Burton Hockey Clubs mixed team  fought back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 in the second round of the cup vs Boots. Both goals from Jamie Cooper as the team continued another good run in this cup.