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Date Burton HC Opposition
23-03-2019 Badgers v LEEK A
23-03-2019 Ladies 1st XI v TELFORD & WREKIN
23-03-2019 Mens 1st XI v TELFORD & WREKIN
23-03-2019 Mens 2nd XI v BOOTS 2
23-03-2019 Mens 3rd XI v LICHFIELD 4
23-03-2019 Mens 4th XI v BELPER 5
23-03-2019 Mens 5th XI v BEESTON 7
 

Upcoming Fixtures

 
Date Burton HC Opposition Location
30-03-2019 Badgers Cannock (H) 13:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
30-03-2019 Ladies 1st XI OLTON & WW (A) 12:00 @ WW S.C
30-03-2019 Mens 1st XI LICHFIELD 2 (H) 16:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
30-03-2019 Mens 2nd XI REPTON 1 (A)
30-03-2019 Mens 3rd XI STAFFORD 2 (A)
30-03-2019 Mens 4th XI BOOTS 6 (H) 11:30 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
30-03-2019 Mens 5th XI ASHBY 4 (H) 14:30 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
06-04-2019 Badgers BUXTON (A)

 

Burton Hockey Mens 1's played away to top of the league Telford who were looking for a win to seal the league championship. Burton had lost their earlier home match 4 1 and had the mind set of damage limitation going into this game.

Telford starting with the ball they looked to put pressure on straight away and nearly scored but were stopped by a good save from keeper, Jack Smith

Burton won a short corner in which Ben Elson injected a very bobbly ball which evaded the Burton attackers and went to the Telford winger on the half way line. Telford made the most of this with a 6 v 3 attack and scored with a good deflection. Burton continued to counter attack and as the ball fell to Jamie Cooper just outside the 25, it was like the parting of the Red Sea as he walked into the top of the D and fired home a perfect shot to bring Burton back into the game. Just before half time Telford won another short corner which they fired home. Just before that half time whistle was blown, in form Ben Elson was back to goal but wriggled himself some room and found the net with a great strike.

Half time  at 2 all, saw a very positive team talk and Burton set to carry on with what they were doing. Burton looked strong and held out until Telford won another short corner. The Telford drag flicker decided to go high and scored and just missed defender Harry Cains putting Telford 3-2 with 10 minutes to go.

Burton continued to apply lots of pressure as Telford were getting a little bit nervous. Tim Winter flying down the left wing with an over lap from Liam Goode, who then fired across a perfect shot but found Ben Elson at head height on the line who poached a wonderful strike.

Burton looked to settle for a much needed point but Telford thought different. With a minute to go telford attacked down the right wing, their captain fired one across the D and found their striker who managed to deflect it into the roof of the net. Final whistle went 10 seconds after as Burton were heartbroken.

A good game from everyone but the final score was Telford 4-3 Burton and keeper Jack Smith was man of the match.

It has been a tough season for Burton Mens 2s as they are stranded at the bottom of the league. Playing Boots 2s, who had most of the play  Burton did for the first time in few weeks look like they could score .
From a short corner , Andrew Locker's first shot was well saved by the keeper but his clearance ended up with Paul Cleaver who smashed the ball into the top corner .
Burton should have scored more in the first half but were unable to convert there chances.
Boots dominated lots of the game and eventually scored to make the final score 1 1.

Burton mens 3s fine run continued with a 6 1 win over Lichfield 4s. Lichfield sit  near the bottom of the league and were not great and Burton struggled to get flow into the game, which can often happen when facing a weaker side. Burton still managed to dominate affairs with goals from Rob Pilgrim, Ike Zieliński-Raynor, Tom Gibbs and a hat trick from Toby Ganley who remains top of the leagues scoring charts. Mna of the match went to James Crane today who battled through injury to play.

Burton Mens 4s went down 6 2 to second in the league Belper 5s. Antony Kemp and Owen Walters getting the goals.

Burton Mens 5s knew keeping their 8 game unbeaten streak would be difficult against league leaders Beeston who had won all 16 games so far and scored 109 goals and only conceded 10. Loss of the leader of the attack, Frank Franklin, with a season ending injury during the week  was partially off set by Graham Lamb returning for his first game of 2019, his 41st year of playing for the club. Burton had lost the home fixture 11 0 in January but had a game plan and as expected Beeston were soon on the attack and came at Burton hard with 20 minutes of attacking play.

They found the Asker twins, Carl and Craig in determined mood and they kept repelling danger. With Barney Langdon sealing the left of the defence and Lamb and Trevor Sykes blocking the middle they were finding little room. When a shot got a wicked deflection off Lambs stick and seemed to be heading for the top corner of the goal, keeper Gianni Di Frary was alert and pushed the ball away.

Beeston's pressure finally told, a fine save by Di Frary saw rebound fall to a Beeston player who scored with a shot that went flying in the air to the far corner.

Burton quickly recouped and pressed the Beeston defence, Alex Farmer taking on defender's was unfortunately denied by the Beeston keeper who showed why the have conceded so few goals. Burton picked up the attacking play good runs from the back from Mike Hunot and tricky forward play by Brandon Logan and Farmer looked to have set up a chance for Magnus Harrison but he was inches from reaching the cross. Burton were now controlling the game and pinning Beeston back and pushing hard for an equaliser. In the last minute of the half Beeston turned over the ball and  broke fast, pressed us in organised formation and after a series of saves, including a stick save from a lob, scored with 15 seconds to the whistle.

The half time talk, was brief saying treat the second half as another game and go out and fight harder!
Burton did this but now Beeston with a 2 goal cushion  pushed higher and pressed harder, taking turns to have ago in clearly very rehearsed set pieces. 
Burtons defence was working hard but struggling to get the ball clear, once they did and a cross to the far post was inches from Cae Frary's stick. With the incessant pressure and Burtons inability to clear the ball Beeston scored 2 more goals. Di Frary was having to make more and more saves, a succession of penalty corners were awarded against the now shattered Burton defence, to their credit not one goal was conceded by penalty corners. The score in the end was 5-0 to Beeston, which is there lowest scoreline this season! They stated this was one of their hardest game and Burton didn't make it easy! Man of the Match was Hunot for his attacking and defensive play.
There were a lot of positives to be taken from the game and they will hobble onto the final game next week against Ashby.

Burton Hockey Ladies 1s put on a good display of hockey at the Ellis Astro, with a 4 0 win over Telford to go to 2nd place in the table.

Burton went a goal up within 2 minutes, keeping possession from the starting whistle and Hannah TSL finding the back of the net with a reverse sweep. Not long after Hannah was denied a 2nd on the line by a Telford foot but Nicola Taylor made no mistake in finishing the penalty flick to take a 2 0 lead at half time.

An aggravated Telford came out stronger in the second half and some excellent goalkeeping by Angela Hughes and some fine saves from the back line kept a clean sheet. Burton still managed to stay on top of a game getting very scrappy from Telfords side of things. Extending the lead when left back Abi Lester went on a charging run with the ball up the line, cut into the D and struck the backboard from a tight angle, leaving the goalkeeper no chance.

The final goal of the game was scored by Lucy Pendleton after many attempts all game, she finally found the net with quick reactions from a rebound after a short corner routine broke down. 

A good display of hockey by the whole team, with Amy Palmer taking man of the match and they go into their last league game next week a very happy bunch



Burton ladies 2s played their final game today against Belper 3s. Both teams were battling for points which was reflected in a 1-1 draw. Burton's goal was scored by Felicity Norcross in the second half andMan of the match went to Alex Dolman for her efforts on the pitch. The team secured 3rd place in the Derbyshire league.
 
No game for Burton Laides 3s as there season has finished.

Burton Ladies 4s put on a great display of hockey with a 4-0 win over Buxton fo finish their season. Goals from Megan Johnson Yasmin Ambler, Kacey Rice and a flick from Kirsten Dolman.
Everyone had a good game Rachel Brown with sone great passes into the D which gave Megan Ridley a shot after getting into a great position.
Kayleigh Bignell and Natalie Walker had a great game in defence. Eleanor Smedley saved the one shot from Buxton. Clara Anoushka Izzie Hughes also put in some good tackles and runs towards goal. Overall the team worked hard played hard and supported each other. 

The votes for man of the match were fairly spread and Ridley took the award. The youngsters in the team have come on very well this season . The only question for the team is exactly where they finished in the league as some results are still to be confirmed.



After a reasonably comfortable win over the Leek B team last week the, Burton Badgers hosted Leek's A squad, who had handed Burton a sound thrashing earlier in the season. The home side were thus expecting a stern test to see how far they had come in recent weeks. However, they responded in the first half with a relatively poor performance with old bad habits returning and Leek pouncing on every mistake with swift counter-attacks. Burton  reached half-time only a single goal down, thanks largely to some fine saves by keeper Freya Boldy. A frank team talk led to a much needed improvement in the second half as Burton finally began to create good chances at the other end. They were eventually rewarded with a deserved equalizer scored by Grace Spendlove. As Burton's confidence rose, they pushed hard for a winning goal with several crosses flashing across the Leek goal and Isaac Farmer unluckily hitting the post. However, gaps appeared in Burton's defence which Leek capitalised on to run out 3-1 winners. Burton can't feel too despondent after a good second half and a much stronger performance overall against their opponents compared to earlier in the season.
 

 

Burton Ladies Hockey 1s gained an important 3 points away at Tamworth tto confirm a second promotion into Midlands Division 1 next season.

Burton started well and demonstrated some smart passing and good periods of possession. Nicola Taylor opened the scoring after a string of passes left her on the penalty spot where she beat the keeper with a reverse sweep into the goal. Tamworth reacted immediately from the restart and made a b-line for our D, equalising with a rocket of a strike for 1-1 at half time.

Burton came out strong again in the second half, knowing they were the better team and just needed goals on the scoresheet. Then Tamworth worked the ball down the left hand side and some relaxed marking gave them an easy entry into the D and slotted home with an awkward height shot.

Burton didn’t let their heads go down and kept up the good hockey and fighting spirit. From this came an equaliser, scored by Sophie Carlton-Greaves from a short corner routine. A few green cards were dished out to both teams as the game was heating up but Burton remained the calmer team and continued to play good hockey and made many fast breaks forwards. Finally they were in luck, they reacted quickly to a free hit and a series of slick passes lead to Carlton-Greaves slotting in her second of the game to go 3-2 ahead.

The remainder of the game was played  with  composure from the defence and everyone kept working hard to the final whistle. Man of the match went to Amy Palmer in a much improved team performance from recent weeks . With Angela Hughes and Chloe Logan stepping in at late notice and fitting into the team seamlessly.

Burton Ladies 3 faced Woodlands 1 who they lost to 3-2 to before Christmas. Burton started brightly, despite the strong gusty wind and soon went 1-0 up after a slap hit from Leanne Docksey. Burton were pressuring Woodlands all over the pitch and it paid off, after a cross from Micky Shaw found Izzy Ridley on the other side of the keeper to knock the ball into the open goal. A few minutes later burton almost struck again but it was disallowed as Shaws shot didn’t quite get a touch from Ridley’s stick on the way through into the goal.

After half time Woodland looked to try and push for a goal, but with some good saves from Eleanor Smedley they were kept at bay. Two goals followed in the second half, both from Shaw for a good final score of 4-0.

Katie Furzeman was named Man of the match after some great running wide and  having a strong game.

Burton Ladies 4s battled hard  to win 4-0 against Staveley 3s. Burton dominated the first half and had a number of penalty corners but couldn’t convert. They were awarded a flick for a foot on the line, but the keeper saved the flick to keep it goalless at  half time. 

Burton fought hard in the second half, scoring two goals from open play and two from short corners. Yazmin Ambler  ran her socks off and deservedly won player of the match. 

Burton hockey mens 1s face Warwick University 2s and a quick start from Burton saw Ben Elson open the scoring a goal but that was the highlite of the first half. 

The second half kicked off with coach, Jamie Cooper, leading from the front  taking the ball from the half way line driving into the D and scoring a goal.

This gave burton a great boost and some great work from Jamie Jenkins allowed Elson to get his second goal. Some good build up play from Vijay Trivedy and Tim Winter allowed Burton to be relentless with there attacks and Jamie Jenkins got a fourth goal.

Keeper, Jack Smith made some solid saves but the university they were able to get a couple past him. Another good game from youngsters, Owen Raw and Tom Shenton . Elson then completed his hat trick and Cooper got another goal to close out a 6 2 win

No such luck for Burton Mens 2s who remain rooted at the bottom of their league after a 4 0 defeat to Nottingham Players 1s.

Burton Mens 3s fine form saw them face top of the league, Market Drayton and a bit apprehensive as they were missing 4 regulars who had been taken by the 2nds. Captain Ben Meir had done his homework hough and this certainly helped nullify Draytons threat as he sat himself and Dominic Sturman on their playmakers. These players clearly normally have the run of the pitch and this frustrated them, forcing them to focus the majority of their attacks down their left which played right into the hands of Dave Watkins. Youngsters Will Fox and debutant Joe Mylrea played with assured calmness beyond their years and gave a glimpse of the future strength Burton has. Stephen Goodfellow proved to be constant menace for their forwards and Mark Bignall, James Crane and Rob Pilgrim provided the steel at the back. Toby Ganley turned their centre back inside out on a number of occasions and scored 2 goals and set up Sturman for another. Defenders Pilgrim and Kevin Stanyon worked there way up the field and Pilgrim found Stanyon in the D and he deflected it into the  back of that net. Elliot Bishton had another strong game doing a lot of the creating and always being an outlet .
Man of the match went to Sturman did me a good defensive job but still went on the offensive at the right times and showed great tactical awareness.
Frustration for Burton Mens 4s when their opposition defaulted.
Burton Men's 5th team braved the wind and rain to face second in the league Leicester.
Determined to keep their unbeaten run of 8 games they went in with a strong game plan with every player committed to the task.
Leicester quickly showed that they too had come out to win. A series of fast and accurate passes saw a ball fly past keeper Gianni Di Frary on the back post. This caught everyone off guard and certainly woke Burton up. Burton got the ball into their D and Alex Farmer scored a blinder past their keeper. Leicester fought back and managed to get a second goal t take them back into the lead.
Andy Locker then created a chance and ran on their goal and fired a second ball into the back of the net for Burton.
The remainder of the first half saw the play going from one end of the pitch to the other, Leicester were a strong and skilful team but Burton closed down all their attacking attempts, taking the game into half time with the score 2-2.
Burton changed the system slightly going into the second half, bringing one forward back into midfield to strengthen the defensive play and provide them with more chances to get the ball to the forwards. Leicester were awarded a number of short corners but failed to convert them and the frustration was beginning to show as they started to argue between themselves. A chance presented itself and Leicester went up one but this was quickly and skilfully equalised by Farmer who scored another good goal. Both teams were tiring but refusing to give in, Leicester put themselves in the lead again but not for long as a short corner to Burton saw Locker lift the ball over their keeper into the goal to finish 4 all. Man of the match went to keeper Di Frary for his ninja goalkeeping skills keeping the remainder of Leicester's shots on goal out of the net.

Burton's Badgers faced Leek's B squad in blustery conditions. The first half was a tight affair with both sides playing some good hockey but lacking a cutting edge up front. However, Burton were the first to come good to register a slender 1-0 half-time lead. The team talk in the break focussed on early passing and close proximity of players to pass to and Burton immediately improved at the start of the second half. However a defensive lapse from captain, Mark Shorhouse saw him lose the ball and the Leek attacker went through one on one with the keeper and confidently scored an equalizer. The Burton team bounced back quickly to retake the lead and grew in confidence from there, playing some good hockey to eventually record a comfortable 3-1 victory to spare the captains blushes.. Scorers were Lewis Smith, Oliver Frost and Isaac Farmer. 
 
Several Burton players were in action for Derbyshire in the Midlands tournament.
 
Derbyshire U17 boys included Burton players, Kieran Whetton, Toby Ganley and Charlie Mafham . Outstanding hockey was played by all the Derbyshire boys as they won their group and beat Worcestershire in the final to take gold.
in the girls tournament the U17 also became Midlands County Champions. Travelling to Stourport HC, their first game being at 9.40am and final game at 16.25... A long but exciting day saw the girls fought hard winning all of their games. Burton's Hannah Tjon Soei Len, Hatty Shenton and Alice Hickman all played a key role in the teams's success , Shenton and Tjon Soei Len both  scoring goals.

 

Burton hockey Men’s 1s faced Sikh union Nottingham this weekend, who they had drawn 6 all earlier in the season.

minutes into the first half Jamie Jenkins found himself with a open goal after Ashley Harris smashed a ball from the right hand side across the D. Moments later Jamie Cooper wiggled his way into the D from a long corner and managed to fire home a nice reverse stick shot to go 2 goals up in 10 minutes. Sikh Union fought back before half time crashing the ball to their forward constantly and their striker managed to squeeze in two scrappy goals to make the score 2-2 at half time.

A Burton defensive mistake gave away a cheap short corner which the opposition managed to deflect into the roof of the net. With the opposition being older they started to tire and the young boys of burton pulled through and started to run the show. Winning short corner after short corner the forwards were running their defence ragged. Liam Goode rescued a poor injection from Ben Elson and slipped the ball into the back of the net. Moments later Elson fired a ball across the D which  Harris managed to miss from a yard out.  Jenkins won a short corner with seconds left on the clock, burton took a long time to figure out which routine and ended up going straight. Liam Goode fluffed the drag flick but ended up winning a second short corner as The final whistle was then blown. Routine number one was called for the second time and Goode stepped up and scored the winner with no time left on the clock. For a 4 3 win.

No such luck for burton Men’s 2s who went down 6 0 to Beeston 3s and stay in the bottom 2.


Burton Men’s 3s in a good run of form faced local rivals Barton 2s. 


Burtons high tempo hockey looked to have paid dividends when Ike Zieliński-Raynor looked to have scored but the umpire controversially ruled it out.  Toby ganley and Kev Stanyon did get on the score sheet and so did Barton who scored two as well.



A game where players gave there all, as was expected in a hotly competed match was mired by several controversial decisions.

Burton Men’s 4s had a 5  1 win over west bridgeford 7s with goals from Antony Kemp 2 Paul cleaver, Glynn Holland and Ian Brown.


Sunday saw them play Nottingham , the league leaders who showed there strength winning 6 1 with Matt Evans scoring for Burton

Double header also for Burton men's 5s, on. Saturday they played Barton 4s.

 A  strong start from Burton saw a swift goal from Alex  Farmer that left Barton a little stunned. Shortly after Azar Mahmoud scored a goal from a short corner putting the score at 2-0. Barton were quite strong on the counter attack, which gave the defence some trouble, but Burton maintained a strong backline with Gianni Di Frari saving all of their attempts on goal. The rest of the first half was evenly matched in terms of possession with both teams getting some good breaks but unable to convert these to goals. The second half was the same with Barton having more attacks but it finished 2 0 to  Burton

 

Sunday saw  a rearranged game against West Bridgford 9s.
Burton were the stronger team from the first whistle; excellent midfield play gave the forwards many chances to put the ball in the back of the net but it just wasn't finding it's way. In.
Burton played good hockey; strong passes, utilising the triangles to support each other and with the ball in West Bridgford' s half for the majority of the time.
West Bridgford were relying on long balls from a big hitter to take control of the game but gave the defence little to worry about. Burton's back line stopped West Bridgford having many real chances at scoring and the few on target balls were cleared by Di fearing
Burton went into half time 0-0 disappointed that we hadn't scored but feeling very positive. 
In the second half, the play from Burton was outstanding they maintained possession passing the ball effectively and leaving West Bridgford doing all the chasing. Burton got two goals the first from a good  defection followed swiftly by a  goal from the top of the D.

Such was Burton's confidence, for most of the second half our back line was on the half way line, stopping the ball leaving West Bridgford's end of the pitch. Alex farmer  scored a stunning goal from right in front of the keeper and 
Frank Franklin then scored the  4th goal after a one on one with their keeper, sending the ball flying into the net.
To close out a 4 0 win The 7th win in 7 consecutive games!

Burton hockey Ladies 1s travelled away to bottom of the league Kettering and although we managed to dominate possession for the majority of the game, they failed to bring home the full 3 points. Despite going 1-0 up in the first half thanks to Elizabeth Snelling, Burton failed to hold onto the lead and some sloppy passing due to a bouncy pitch saw them concede in the opening minutes of the second half and they just could not find the net , so. A disappointing 1 all draw sees them 4 points from the top of the league. Man of the match went to Megan Ridley for her strength in defence and  a run in midfield today

Burton ladies 2s faced Ashbourne 2,s on one of the warmest hockey days this season.

Burton started the game of strong moving the ball around the pitch, trying to create as much space as possible. With many attempts on goal, Burton were unable to find the back of the net. Ashbourne found themselves with a few chances on goal, which were swept up by the defence and keeper Angela Hughes . First half finished goalless

The second half of hockey showed Burton keep calm on the ball, pushing towards the goal. This soon paid off as Hatty Shenton found the back of the net. Ashbourne came back strong, pushing to get a goal back into the game. Shannon Dillon found herself with a goal scoring opportunity, sending it home to go 2-0 up. The final 10 minutes of hockey was quite scrappy but burton closed out the  2-0 win

Man of the match this week went to  Shenton for her effort in midfield and the continuous battle throughout the game.

Ladies 3s travelled up the a38 to take on Belper 4s
Belper quickly set the pace but The first half was quiet with play at both ends and a number of attempts on goal from Belper kept out by Alice Hawkins
After halftime Belper fired home 2 in fairly quick succession. Burton continued to defend their socks off and made some great balls down the line to the front line and despite several attempts couldn’t convert.
The third Belper goal was a scrappy affair with the initial shot stopped on the line by Helen Holland but they couldn’t quite get the ball cleared wide enough and Belper finally netted the ball and got another for a 4 0 win 

Burton Ladies 4s drew 1-1 with Phoenix  in a game where they had enough possession and chances to win. From the start, Burton dominated possession. The wingers both used their speed and stick skills to outrun the Phoenix defenders. They frequently played the ball past the defenders and then picked up their own pass. Burtons goal came in the first half when Yasmin ran with the ball on the left and then played the ball into the D. Megan Ridley was there to deflect the ball into the goal.

They carried on in the second half, with an emphasis on retaining the ball but unfortunately, despite the good play, Phoenix equalised against the run of Play.

 

Burton Hockey Men’s 1s lost 5-2 away at Chesterfield a real bogey team over the last few seasons . They started well by going ahead with a well worked goal for Roshen Jay Jaswantlal to get on the score sheet. Chesterfield then equalised and scored again on the half time whistle to take a 2 1 lead. 

In the second half , Burton looked to put pressure on Chesterfield through the aerial threat as they had some slow defenders and with the front line of Jamie Jenkins, Richard Stringer and Rob Wright this idea looked promising. Not long into the second half Liam Goode chucked and aerial which fell to Wright in the D which he worked in to the back of the net. to equaliise. Burton looked to add more and more pressure looking for the winner but Chesterfield took their chance to counter attack and score 3 quick and easy goals. Man of the Match was

 

Burton Mens 2s dropped to the bottom of the league with a 5 0 home defeat to Loughborough Students 3s.


Meanwhile Burton Hockey Mens 3s continued their fine from with a crushing 11 3 win over Buxton 2s. From the start they headed straight up the opposition end which is where play stayed for most of the game. Buxton started messing around with the ball on their 25 and Toby Ganley pounced, neatly rounded the keeper and scored. With the attack in devastating from it was 6 1 at half time. In the last few games the second half has seen Burton take the foot off the gas , this time the continued the onslaught to score another 5. Ganley got 6 and there was two for 
Kevin Stanyon and Ike Zieliński-Raynor with Steve Goddfellow getting one. Man of the match went to 
 Dominic Sturman for his great work rate and setting up many chances. Next week they play top of the league Market Drayton 2s.
Burton Mens 4s had a disappointing 1 0 defeat to Coalville 5s who are in the bottom 2.
 
Burton mens 5th's travelled to West Bridgford on a roll and picked up their 8th win in a row,

In a midfield dominated close game the keeper  Gianni Di Frari only touched the ball twice. Trevor Sykes scored a blinder from a short corner to get the only goal

Burton Hockey Ladies 1s had a disappointing  2-1 defeat against Ashby.

Burton had a poor opening 15 minutes allowing Ashby to get 2-0 up fairly quickly and gave them the drive and desire to win that Burton seemed to be lacking. Nicola Taylor pulled one back from a short corner not long before the half time whistle to make it 2-1.

The second half Burton made more of an impact on the game and maintained the majority of possession. The defence did well to quash any Ashby attacks and Megan Bignell made some crucial save. They found it difficult to make connections between midfield and the front line resulting in only a handful of chances on goal, none of which were successful.

Man of the match went to Leigh Baker

Burton ladies 2s faced Matlock 2s and started the game well, moving the ball around the field and breaking the lines of play. This soon paid off when Izzy Ridley found herself in the perfect position, to score. The play was end to end for most of the game, with Matlock having a few chances which were swept up by keeper, Angela Hughes and the defence. Burton continued to have multiple shots on goal, which were saved well by Matlock's keeper so the first half finished 1-0.

The second half was very scrappy, but Burton continued to play their game. With some well time tackles and passes, the ball fell to Ridley who found the net again to extend the lead. As Matlock's pressure increased. Burton continued to remain calm, holding their ground. This paid off when Burton won a penalty flick, converted by Susie Spruce for a 3-0 lead. Matlock continued to pile on the pressure for the last 5 minutes, with the defence and Hughes making a few saves on the post to close out the  3-0 win.

Man of the match went to Alex Dolman for her continuous efforts in midfield and battling through the play.

Burton Ladies 3s hosted Derby 4s  in the penultimate match of the 18/19 season. Much of the first half was quiet with play evenly spread across both sides, Burton earnt themselves a number of short corners but couldn’t convert. The opener came from Ffion Church but Derby rolled an equaliser across the line seconds before half time.
Derby came into the second half with their attacking formation more structured leaving the back line with some goal hangers. However any attempts were swiftly dealt with by Burtons Defence.
Burton again earned several more short corners but couldn’t find the net, but another goal was definitely looming with lots of play in the opposition D and some good balls crossing over the goal mouth. Eventually the winner came from Hattie Lester making the final score line 2-1 earning 3 vital points.

Burton ladies 4’s had a 1 all draw  Belper 5’s. Burton conceded in the first half unluckily but kept playing well and got a well deserved goal back in the second half from Yazmin Amblers’ good positioning and strong finish from the Penalty spot.
Man of the match went to Rachel Brown after an strong performance supporting the teams attacking.
An overall good performance from the team with all of the younger players developing really well into ladies hockey.

Burton Badgers travelled to Lichfield and blew apart their opposition, running out impressive 9-0 winners. Goalscorers were Rhys Mawer, Charlie Hammond, Grace Spendlove (2 goals plus 4 assists ), Aiden Raw, Lewis Smith (2), Isaac Farmer and newcomer Oliver Frost. Burton's  passing and link play led to another richly deserved victory and this team has come on in leaps and bounds in the second half of the season.

 

Burton Hockey Ladies 1s dominated in a quality performance with a 3 1 win over Stone.

Burton from the start constantly pushed high up the pitch and always looked like a threat in the D. The first goal came when Elizabeth Snelling pulled a ball back in the D to Amy Palmer waiting at the top who struck first time sending it high towards the goal. The keeper made a leaping save to bring the ball down but Nicola Taylor was there to knock it over the line. More attacking play for Burton and the occasional break for Stone but it was 1-0 at half time.

The second half saw more composed play from Burton, spreading the ball wide and stretching the pitch. A second goal came from an intercepted pass by Snelling at the top of the D who laid off to Lucy Pendleton who was there to skill the keeper and finish with a reverse flick into the net. Burton sealed the game with a third and final goal scored by Hannah TSL after some intricate one-two play with Taylor.

Just before the final whistle Stone were awarded a contentious short corner which they put away with a touch on the left post. With 5 games to go Burton sit 3rd two points behind the top 2. Next weekend they are away to bottow of the league Kettering while the rest of the top 5 play each other. 


Burton Hockey ladies 2s took a trip to play Matlock 3s, with the sun shining, they knew it was going to be a hot game!

Burton got straight into the game, keeping possession of the ball. With some good movement for the midfield and forwards, burton were able to perform some strong attacks, challenging Matlocks defence. The hard work soon paid off when Izzy Ridley found the back of the net. Burton continued to play the ball around the field, using multiple transfers and through balls, pushing for more goals. Matlock for themselves quick on the break, with some crucial saves made by the defence and keeper Angela Hughes to get to Half time 1-0 up.

After a positive team talk, Burton knew they could find themselves some more goals within the game. Burton aimed to keep as much possession as they could within the half, helping to create many attacking opportunities. Shannon Dillon found herself on the score board, with a hard strike the keeper couldn't get to. Burton continued this style of play, showing good fluidity around the pitch, covering someone else's position if required. Another goal came from  Ridley who found herself on the back post, making it 3-0. Matlock had a few chances in the final 5 minutes but was safely cleared by Hughes. Final scorebwas 3-0 with plenty of positives to take from the performance and 2 goals for Ridley in her first game for the ladies 2s.

Man of the match went to Alice Hickman for her movement and efforts throughout the game

Burton Hockey Ladies 3s found top of the table Ilkestone Ladies 1s to strong for them and went down 3 1 with Katie Furzeman getting the goal. The team though are 3rd in the league and will look to maintain that position.

Burton Ladies 4s lost 2-1 to Matlock 5s in an up and down match. Burton started the better team putting pressure on up front. Steph Thandi playing some good long balls from her position at left back, winning the ball and then playing the perfect ball to the front.

Burton  got in the D frequently but couldn’t score they won 2 penalty corners, the second of which was well worked but the shot
was saved. Matlock then proceeded to take the lead against the run of play.

 Determinedly Burton equalised almost straight away after half time, with Thand played a straight ball through to the far post where it fell to Megan Ridley to put away.

Matlock seemed shell shocked by the goal so Burton kept up the pressure. The game swayed Matlocks way as rotating their bigger squad they started to take control, scoring a lucky goal after a deflection,  despite fighting right until the end Burton couldn't equalize.

Man of the match  went to Thandi for endless running and tackling as well as getting forward and linking up with the forwards.

Disappointment for Burton Mens 1s as they went down 3 2 to Finchfield, with Jamie Jenkins and Ben Elson getting the goals.
Burton Mens 2s found Nottingham Trent University 1s in good form and went down 8 0 and dropped into the bottom 2.


Burton Mens 3s continued their strong run with a 7 0 win over Aldridge and Walsall 2s .
. First goal was from an ever faithful Rob Pilgrim piledriver from a short corner. Simon Saccaggi  took a free hit on the edge of the D and with no one closing him down he drove into the  D and thumped the ball into the far corner of the goal. More goals from Pilgrim, Tom Gibbs and Ike took us to half time with a 5-0 lead. 2nd half saw more of the same still they dominated and allowed them only 1 shot, with the defence of Dave Watkins, Tim Glover, James Crane and Pilgrim in total control. Will Fox got the 6th and Toby Ganley got one to add to his tally. Next week they take on our local rivals  Barton 2s.

Burton Mens 4s went down 6 4 to Loughborough 5s in a mid table clash. Antony Kemp got 2 goals with Garrick Dillon and David Sneyd on the score sheet.


An early start for Burton 5s against Atherstone 4s. After a slow start Burton began to attack with purpose & following some good interplay between Alex Farmer and Magnus Harrison saw Frank Franklin score the first of the game. Franklin then hit the back of the net another 2 times to complete a quick hat trick, with Alex Farmer scoring a fine goal to finish the first half.
After a good half time team talk Burton continued to dominate as they did in the first half. They carried on pushing and scored again from a short corner - Andy Ball slotting the ball home to make it 5 - 0. The scoring for the afternoon was rounded off with Franklins  4th for a final score  of 6-0