Latest Results

  
Date Burton HC Opposition
19-01-2019 Badgers v ASHBY
19-01-2019 Ladies 1st XI v Matlock 1
19-01-2019 Ladies 2nd XI v DERBY 3
19-01-2019 Ladies 3rd XI v ILKESTON 2
19-01-2019 Ladies 4th XI v DERBY 5
19-01-2019 Mens 1st XI v STREETLY
19-01-2019 Mens 2nd XI v WARWICK 2
19-01-2019 Mens 3rd XI v FINCHFIELD 3
19-01-2019 Mens 4th XI v BOOTS 5
19-01-2019 Mens 5th XI v LOUGHBORO TOWN 6
 

Upcoming Fixtures

 
Date Burton HC Opposition Location
26-01-2019 Badgers NORTH STAFFS B (H) 16:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
26-01-2019 Ladies 1st XI Lichfield 2 (A)
26-01-2019 Ladies 2nd XI BUXTON 1 (A)
26-01-2019 Ladies 3rd XI MATLOCK 4 (H) 10:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
26-01-2019 Ladies 4th XI BUXTON 3 (A)
26-01-2019 Mens 1st XI COALVILLE (H) 14:30 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
26-01-2019 Mens 2nd XI RUGBY & EW 3 (A) 12:00 @ Rug Sch
26-01-2019 Mens 3rd XI BUXTON 1 (H) 13:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
26-01-2019 Mens 4th XI WEST BRIDGFORD 8 (A)
02-02-2019 Badgers TELFORD (H) TBC @ TBC
02-02-2019 Ladies 1st XI TOWCESTER (H) 10:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
02-02-2019 Ladies 2nd XI BELPER 3 (H) TBC @ E.S.B.C
02-02-2019 Ladies 3rd XI WOODLANDS 1 (A)
02-02-2019 Ladies 4th XI BUXTON 2 (H) 11:30 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
02-02-2019 Mens 1st XI WEST BRIDGFORD 2 (H) 13:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
02-02-2019 Mens 2nd XI SIKH UNION COV 1 (A)
02-02-2019 Mens 3rd XI WOLVERHAMPTON 2 (A)
02-02-2019 Mens 4th XI NOTTINGHAM 4 (H) 16:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
02-02-2019 Mens 5th XI WEST BRIDGFORD 10 (H) 14:30 @ Shobnall "Ellis"

 

Burton Ladies 1s played their final league game of 2018 in front of a supportive home crowd and took on a strong Olton 2s side who had won every game so far this season so were top of the league. Burton soon stamped their own mark on the game, keeping most of the possession for the first 10 minutes and worrying the opposition. The next 10 minutes saw Olton take most of the possession and highlighted what an evenly matched game it would be. Burton finally regained control and was rewarded with the first goal of the game when Lucy Pendleton battled with the keeper at the near post and managed to squeeze the ball in for 1 0 at Half time . The second half was again evenly matched with good displays of hockey from both teams. Olton found an equaliser when Burton were dispossessed in the middle of the pitch and Olton broke forwards, leaving the defence chasing back. They sent the ball goal wards, finally going in after an unlucky deflection off the keeper. Burton fought back immediately and a beautiful cross field ball from Nicola Taylor found Amy Palmer charging forwards into an empty D to strike home into the bottom left corner, leaving the keeper no chance. It didn’t take Olton long to find their second equaliser of the game, scored in a similar fashion to the first, breaking forwards and catching the keeper off guard. Burton were gifted the chance to take the lead once again when some skilful stick work from Hannah Tjon Soei Len gave her a shot on an open goal which was stopped by an Olton foot. Palmer stepped up to take the flick and although well placed, the agile Olton keeper dived the right way and denied the goal. Both teams had chances in the closing minutes, Olton denied by great defensive work from man of the match Leigh Baker and a few attacks that we had were cut short by Olton through a tactical foot and foul up sadly giving Burton no chance to get in the D and the attempts were cut short by the final whistle, with the game ending 2-2. An outstanding performance, being the only team to deny Olton the win. A positive first half of the season in a new league.



Burton Hockey Ladies 2s hosted Matlock 2s, which is always a tough game.  Burton dominated the game as soon as the starting whistle blew and

maintained possession for most of the first half, Matlock did have a few breaks but were soon broken down by Burton's solid defence. Burton had multiple chances at goal, many of which were stopped by their keeper. Finally, Hannah Tjon Soei Len played around the keeper and banged one in the net to go into  Half time at 1 - 0.

After the break the team were ready to get back in the pitch and increase the score. The play was moving up and down the pitch a lot more in the second half but Burton kept it disciplined and it wasn't long before Tjon Soei Len got another goal. Play continued like this throughout the duration of the second half and before the final whistle, Burton managed to score again with Alice Hickman, making it  3 - 0.

Man of the match went to Annie Lord for her solid defence and great distribution of the ball. 




Burton Ladies 3s was a family affair  away at derby 4s with 3 Ridley ladies making up a chunk of the 11 man squad against Derby’s 13.
Burton took pushback and dominated the game from the first whistle. Despite having the better start, Derby took a quick break and opened the scoring early.
Burton continued to dominate play, with good ball distribution across the width of the pitch and several shots on goal that  went wide or were stopped by Derby’s solid defence. With 10 minutes to go, Burton equalised from a short corner with a powerful rebound from Leanne Docksey.
Going into half time at 1-1 Burton were the better side and still going strong. Derby looked somewhat more dangerous picking up their attack, but the Burton defence held strong. Burton had a goal disallowed as the whistle had already gone for a short. Burton had several corners but were unlucky not to convert until eventually Docksey found the backboard again giving Burton the lead.
Most of the play continued in the Derby half. Derby tried the defences but were unsuccessful, and a great run of play took Chloe Logan into the D and she slotted away Burton’s third making it 3-1 to Burton at full time giving a much needed win to go back in the top 3.
Man of the Math was Docksey.

Burton ladies 4’s played against Belper 5’s. Belper with 14 players started pressing hard with both teams taking their chances to attack. Not long in Burton unluckily conceded through Belper pushing through the middle with a player on the back post. Burton continued to press and attack, eventually getting us a goal back from a straight strike by Kirsten Dolman

With morale high and Natalie Walker from the back egging the team they were soon back on their game and giving Belper a good run for their money pressing at every opportunity. Yasmin Ambler was pushing the team with Kacey Rice, Megan Johnson, Louisa Page and Clara Norcross all working together to get a second goal for Rice while battling in the D. 

Going into the second half with heads high, they kept their formation and continued to press giving the opposition no chance to get through the defence. They soon scored another goal from Johnson yet again hassling to win the ball in the D and then getting it into the back of the net. Later on in the second half, a flick was given against Burton after Steph Thandi foot stopped Belper from Scoring. Eleanor Smedley made an amazing save, winning her the man of the match performance and keeping the score at 3-1. Only one loss so far for this team and they are halfway through the season

 

 

 

Burton Hockey club Men’s 1s got back into the winning habit with a 5 0 win against  Warwick University 2nds. 

The game started well with Burton holding most of the possession and Ashley Harris looking dangerous.. A well timed ball through the middle from centre back Tom Shenton put Harris through allowing him to slot burtons first goal nicely past the keeper. On this high, burton continued to push allowing Mark Ashton-Blanksby, Ben Elson and Jamie Jenkins to really test the defenders resulting in a short corner. Missing the normal short corner pair it was 3rd string drag flicker Jamie Cooper who stepped up and scored. 

The third goal came from the best play of the whole game it started with the right back a wonderfully timed 1-2 between debutant Charlie Mafham and Captain Harry Cains gave Mafham the opportunity to strike on goal, with a wonderfully timed first time slap for his debut goal.

The half came and it was  a positive team talk. In the second half, the defence stayed solid with Nick Lathbury controlling the back and Andrew Locker showing some wonderful skill to find his way out of a tight spot.

Vijay Trivedy held the middle well and kept positivity flowing . Tim Winter scored his first goal for Burton,

Jamie cooper got the fifth with another dragflick and young keeper Jack Smith got his dads bonus for a clean sheet.

Man of the match was Harris.

Burton Mens 2s went down 2 0 to Players 1s. This leaves them 4th from bottom, with 2 two points separating all 4 teams. This week they face Boots 2s another one of the bottom 4 and so could do with a good result.

Burton Men's 3s lost 2-5 at home against Market Drayton 2s. Even with several changes, tThe team started well instantly piling on the pressure and being rewarded going 1 up after 2mins with a goal from Ike Zieliński-Raynor. Unfortunately this stirred Market Drayton responded and with a strong team ethic they worked their way back into the game. Burton struggled to forge strong links between midfield and the forward line. Market Drayton were tenacious and started to win the battle in midfield coming out winners in the majority of 50/50s. Burton delivered occasional glimpses of their potential but went in at half time 3-1 down. They continued to struggle against the tide in the second half and found thenselves 5-1 down. Toby Ganley showed some class with a superb individual strike to make it 5-2 but to late to make a come back. Next week its trip to local rivals Lichfield .

Burton Mens 4s travelled to league leaders North Notts 4s and went down 9 0 leaving them 6th in the league.

Burton Badgers fought out a respectable 0-0 draw away to a Stafford team, who fielded several adult players, including a goalkeeper. Some good saves from Freya Boldy and fine tackles from defenders Sam Smith and Isaac Farmer kept Stafford at bay as Burton soaked up early pressure. However by the second half, Burton began to create their own chances. Aiden Raw and Lewis Smith in particular found their passing range in midfield, supported by Haydn Simpkins & William Bickerton-Jones. These fed Brandon Logan and Alex Farmer, who terrorised the Stafford defence in their D with Charlie Hammond making some excellent runs to create space for them. Alas Burton were denied a winning goal as the umpire blew for a short corner just before the ball crossed the line. A very encouraging performance against a strong and well organised Stafford team. Mark Shorthouse and Barney Longden  providing the adult support for Burton..

The mixed team sailed through to the second round of the England Hockey Tier 1 Competition with a 5-3 win over Stafford. 2 Goals from Ben Elson and Nicola Taylor and one from Jamie Cooper saw Burton 5-1 up with 5 minutes to go. A little complacency saw them concede 2 quick goals but they had already done enough to secure the win. A slightly different line up to recent years with a rejuvenated side, showing some good potential and some good on pitch understanding building.

 

Burton Hockey Ladies 1s returned to winning ways with a 4-0 victory away at 4th place Telford. Burton started on the front foot making use of the transfer and finding areas of the pitch with the most space. They created countless chances, regularly calling the Telford keeper into action and forced her to make some good saves. Finally Nicola Taylor broke our deadlock by slotting one nicely in the bottom corner. The rest of the first half played out much of the same, with the opposition goalkeeper  denying Burton many more times. After a positive team talk, the squad came out ready for a competitive half and hoped to extend our lead. After 10 minutes Taylor doubled then tally with a powerful straight strike from a short corner and shortly after keeper, Megan Bignell made a high glove save to keep her clean sheet. Telford had little more to offer, but made a last attempt to squeeze up the pitch. This only gave the forwards more space behind the line to work in, Sophie Carlton-Greaves and Lucy Pendleton leading to pick up some  balls coming through from midfield and passing them onto our high forward. This created a 1 v 1 opportunity with the keeper that Nicola finished with ease to complete her first hat trick of the season. Hannah TSL rounded off the scoring with a rocket of a strike when a ball fell loose in the D following a broken down short corner routine. Man of the match this week went to Harriet Buxton who had a stormer in the backline , highlighting just how valuable versatility can be. This places the team second in the league and next week they are home at 10.00 to Olton & West Warwick 2s who are league leaders with a 100% record after 7 games.
 

Burotn Hockey Ladies 2s took a trip to a sunny but breezy Ashbourne. Burton started off on the front foot, showing great potential in Ashbourne's D. With some good balls from the half backs, the ball found it's way into the D for Felicity Norcross to finish to take the lead. Burton kept the ball rolling, hitting the base line with the ball being played into the D. Ashbourne began to find their foot in the game, finding themselves in the Burton D, but play was soon broken down. Burton soon found themselves on the attack, but struggled to find the goal before half time.

After a positive half time talk, Burton sprung back into action, making Ashbourne work hard. Both teams continued to push hard, and after many short corners, Burton finally found the back of the net with a  finish from Shannon Dillon. Burton kept pressing Ashbourne's goal, but no more goals were to be scored and they took the 2 0 win to stay 3rd in the league.

Man of the match was  Ffion Church  for her efforts up front.

Disappointing day for Burton Ladies 3s who lost 3 2 to Belper 4s. Belper went two up and then Burton fought back with goals from Micky Shaw & Michelle Cleaver. With the game coming to an end a fortunate short corner for Belper saw them score in the last seconds of the match. Burton remain  4th in the league

Burton Hockey  ladies 4’s travelled to Derby to play a very experienced Phoenix side with Burton having only a 10 player squad. They started off strong, holding their positions having a few attacking chances but Phoenix managed to push through quickly on the turn around with a strong strike giving keeper, Eleanor Smedley no chance to save the ball. Despite being 1-0 down they  kept thier heads up keeping formation up until half time.

Going in strong in the second half they continued to push on the attacking front as Phoenix we’re doing the same, beating Burton on experience. Eventually they scored another 2 goals to take a 3-0 lead. However this didn’t stop Yasmin Ambler from rallying the team and pushing everyone up to get a goal for the team towards the end of the match and keeping Burton attacking right up until the final whistle.

While Burton were disappointed to lose their unbeaten record the still lead the league.

A good team performance from the Burton Hockey U14 Girls who travelled to West Bridgeford, Notts for their 2nd round of England Hockey Tier 3 competion.. The girls hard work and team play meant they won all three of thier games beating West Bridgeford 5 0, Ashby 5 0 and Chesterfield 6 2.
This developing team produced some excellent hockey. With Yasmin Ambler, Paige Tipper, Megan Thomas, Izzy Ridley and Clara Norcross defending well, building from the back, taking the ball into midfield, creating attacking opportunities, which gave Grace Spendlove chance to cause havoc for the opposition with creative stick skills. Megan Johnson and Katie Horsey-Elson kept the oppositions defence busy with their movement up front. Burton keeper Freya Boldy making crucial saves preventing any chance of a comeback from the opposition. 

 

Burton Hockey Mens 1s had a disappointing 4 0 defeat at home to Chesterfield. After last weeks miracle of nearly winning after being 3 down with 5 minutes to go, it was back to earth with a bump. Chesterfield took an early lead and then Burton started to show good ball skills as they retained possession and tried to work an opening. A misplaced pass in midfield and Chesterfield showed no mercy scoring a second. Again Burton worked the ball well and forced some short corners one just missing the goal and another saved by the keeper. Then with the last hit of the half Chesterfield got a third. The spectators were hoping for another great comeback but it was Chesterfield who controlled the second half restricting Burton to some hopeful aerials that Chesterfield dealt with well. Burton had one more short well saved by the keeper but it was Jack Smith the busier keeper and he made several saves to keep Burton in the game. Finally another poor defensive pass set Chesterfield up for a fourth in the last minute. 

 

Tough game for Burton Mens 2s against Loughbrough Students 3s and they went down 3 2, with goals from Neil Massey and Dan Tyler.


 

Burton men's 3s were back Buxton to play there 2s. The game started with a dominant display and instantly Buxton were on the back foot. A few chances went by with no end result until new boy Elliot Bishton found himself in the right spot to slot home. The dominance continued but Burton just couldn't seem to extend the lead. Buxton started to enjoy a few breakaways from Burotn's press, luckily keeper, Mark Bignell was there to save there blushes. Half time and Skipper Ben Meir knew one wasn't enough so roused his forwards to keep pushing for the next goal. Toby Ganley listened and duly came up with a stunning run over half the pitch, turned the defender inside out and hit a stunning reverse strike. Unfortunately it was going a couple of inches wide, fortunately Ike Raynor was on the post for a superb deflection. The Buxton keeper was having an awesome game and continued to make save after save. Then Ganley decided he needed a goal to make sure of our result which made it 3-0 and Burton closed out the game. With new goal scorers and a growing range of short corner routines, this team is looking to climb the table from their 5th place.

Burton Mens 4s had a 7 0 win against Coalville 5s. It was a welcome back from injury for Ian Brown and he showed he is still deadly at short corners as he hammered in a powerful shot. Antony Kemp got a hat trick and it was two each for Brown and Glyn Holland and the team move to 5th.

Burton 5s started off dominating possession against West Bridgeford 9s with Alex Farmer a tricky threat for Burton. Wasteful in front of goal and then guilty of midfield players not tracking back it was West Bridgeford who scored first. Burton regained there composure and won a short corner, Frank Franklin injected to Garrick Dillon who drew the defender and slipped the ball left to Andy Ball who smashed in the equaliser. Now firing on all cylinders more goals came from Farmer, Franklin and veteran Steve Morrison while West Bridgeford got one back. A good 4 2 win for the 5s as they moved to 4th in the league.

 

Burton U16’s arrived at the Ellis to a surprisingly sunny morning to face Derby Ramgaria. Straight from the start Burton put the pressure on causing Ramgarhia to make mistakes allowing Burton to set a high press. This lead to Alex farmer slapping in an early goal.  Strong defence in the middle and back line didn’t allow opposition players through despite some  good balls and the high aerials Ramgarhia returned back.. Coach Vijay Trivedy called for substitutions allowing new players on their debut, Tom Church and Dom Sturman, onto the pitch. Sturman dribbled into the D along the base line allowing Church to slip a ball onto the backboard for 2-0. Looking to extend our lead even further, Charlie Mafham dribbled into the D through multiple players and pulled off a shot which sank into the net.  The half time whistle blew with Burton in a good mood 3 0 up. After a positive talk from the coach they set back out to score more. In the second half, another high press from the forwards, Alex Farmer, William Bickerton-Jones and Sturman meant Mafham could put in a slow, arching reverse into the net .. The majority of the second half was Burton smashing the Ramgarhia defence making them make mistakes allowing Burton to score more. Sturman scored again from a back post slap, Bickerton-Jones off a short corner deflection, Mafham with another top D hit, Sturman with another two goals from back-post tip ins and finally Luke Brewer with a high arching shot which sank in the net. Any break through in the defence lead to Jack Tandy in his new kit clearing out opposing players and making the Burton half of the pitch safe. However, in the final 10 minutes an aerial ball from the opposition lead to them scoring, when the final whistle went it was 10 1 to Burton.

 

Burton Hockey Men’s 1s travelled  to Coventry and north Warwick in the league.

On a cold and wet day in Coventry Burton took 12 men and wanted to prove themselves again after a good result the weekend before. Burton made a swift start by retaining the ball and creating and early opportunity which was hit just wide by Ashley Harris. Burton held onto the ball well and didn’t allow Coventry to get anywhere near the Burton goal. Andrew Locker advanced down the left and smashed one across the D, the ball flew through Ben Elson and hit the goal poaching Jamie Jenkins on the foot for it to fly over the crossbar. As the half went on it looked like it was going to go into half time 0-0. Burton transferred the ball round the back starting from  Locker and ended with Harry Cains at left back who marched to the edge of the D before whipping in a promising delivery for Mark Ashton-Blanksby to get a touch and deflect home for the lead.

After a swift half time team talk from Jamie Cooper burton looked to carry on the same as the first half. Coventry still couldn’t get anywhere near the ball and Burton threatened. The pressure finally broke through again as Cooper and Roshen broke through the midfield and supplied Matt Evans to score his first goal for the first team this season. . Burton looked to keep a clean sheet but unfortunately  a penalty stroke was awarded to Coventry which they slotted home. Burton finished the game 2-1 for another solid victory.

Man of the match was Harry Cains for a fine game and struggling with a hamstring strain in the last 15 mins of the game. 

Burton Mens 2s got a fine 2 1 win over Nottingham University 3s.

 Burton Mens 3s welcomed Old Wulfrians 2s.where a disjointed performance allowed the visitor to win 1 0. They won 10 short corners to Burtons none and they scored from their last one. Burton struggled to pass accurately and everything was a bit too slow and sloppy. Simon White played well as did James Crane  Mark Bignell made some solid saves to keep Burton in it and Will Fox continues to emerge as a star of the future. 

Burton Mens 4s picked up 3 points with a 3 0 win over Newark 3s with Anthony Kemp getting all three. 

Burton Men 5s went down 3 2 to Nottingham players 4ths with veterans Steve Morriosn and Frank Franklin scoring

 
Burton Hockey Ladies 1s kept their unbeaten run in the league with a 3-2 win over Kettering . They found themselves 1-0 down within 10 minutes when a Kettering short corner took multiple deflections on the way through and found it’s way into the net. Behind for the first time so far this season  reacted by winning a short corner and Amy Palm executed a low drag flick that defeated both keeper and post player. Burton then pushed for the remainder of the half which paid off when Hannah Tjon Soei Len used her fast pace to cover ground quickly, leaving their defenders behind and executed a shot from top D flawlessly, putting them 2-1 up on the half time whistle. In the second half Burton  flagged a  bit, allowing Kettering to get back into the game. They found an equaliser from a slick short corner routine, deflating Burton even further. Kettering began to dictate the game but appeared to lack the real desire to find the winning goal. However, lots of encouraging chat from players and supporters allowed Burton to continue pushing forwards. Some good passing work in the D allowed both Lucy Pendleton and Elizabeth Snelling to have attempts on goal, the keeper saving the first shot but failed to stop Snellings follow up


Burton ladies 2s faced Repton 2s, a strong competitor in the league. Repton started the game off strong, with Burton conceding early. Burton soon began to find their footing in the game, using the transfer often to remain in possession. This soon payed off as a ball was played to Hannah Tjon Soei Len who slotted it into the corner, bring Burton back into the game. Burton continued to control the first half, with Jane Palmer finding herself in the D against the keeper, slotting it into the corner. First half finishing 2-1.

Repton came out strong after half time, applying plenty of pressure on Burton's defence. Burton continued to battle but Repton managed to work a goal, bring the score level and In quick succession  found themselves in a possession, scoring making the score 3-2. Burton continued to battle hard but unfortunately couldn't find the equalizing goal, so lost  2-3.

Man of the match this week went to Megan Ridley for her outstanding performance in defence. 

Burton Ladies 3s travelled away to play Staveley 2 missing a number of the regular key players.
Burton created a number of chances throughout the game but it was Staveley who scored the only goal of the game to take all three points.
One of Burton’s best chances came in the first half when the ball came to Isabel Ridley on the penalty spot but unfortunately the Staveley keeper was quick to block the shot.
It is the second consecutive week that the Ladies have felt like they’ve played better hockey than the opposition but have come away with a loss so they’ll be hoping for a good result next Saturday when they face bottom of the table Findern.
Man of match was joint this week between Leanne Docksey and Anna Hill

Burotn Ladies 4s continued their unbeaten start to the league, drawing 1-1 with Ashbourne 3s. On a bitterly cold afternoon it was quite difficult to get our passes going and possession-wise it was fairly equal for the first 20 minutes with neither team threatening. 
The game came to life when Yasmin scored after taking the ball into the D and all the way through to score. We started the second half with the determination to push out ahead and score again and had a number of attacks but couldn’t find a goal either from open play or from penalty corners. Our ball distribution was good with Izzy R working hard up and down, and Emma playing some great passes through. Clara (playing her first game!) Anna, Lucy and Izzy also had passes into the D and arguably Jenny should have made more of them although she was fouled a lot. Megan had a great game upfront and wasn’t far off scoring and was a threat in the D all the time.
All in all, we were frustrated not to win, but the positives are that they now have high standards for themselves and they remain unbeaten for another week

 

 

Burton Hockey Ladies 1s had a tough physical encounter with Tamworth 1s and finished with a 1-1 draw continuing their unbeaten run. Man of the match Hannah Tjon Soei Len scored the Burton goal after a lovely string of passes starting from centre back and working their way up the pitch. Sadly Burton struggled to replicate this too many times and had to work hard defensively to keep Tamworth out and stay 1-0 up at half time. Burton upped the pace in the second half and had a number of chances but failed to convert. Tamworth then struck home with a rocket of a straight strike from a short corner that was won against the run of play. The rest of the second half was mainly in Burton’s control and although everyone was pushing for a second goal, it was not meant to be. The final whistle blew at 1-1 and the team a little deflated but have taken things from the match to focus on going forward.

Burton Hockey Ladies 2s hosted Matlock 3s and won 4 0. Burton were looking to redeem themselves after 2 weeks of tough games.

The games started off quite slow but Burton maintained most of possession. There were many attempts in goal for Burton but they just couldn't find the back of the net. Burton were awarded a flick but the keeper made a good save. Felicity Norcross sloted one in before the end of the first half.

After a good team talk, Burton were ready to increase the work rate. Burton started strongly, using the transfer multiple time to create the changes in goal. This paid off as most of the play stayed in Matlock's half of the pitch. With the help of balls across the D from Sophie Carlton-Greaves and Hannah Tjon Soei Len  Norcross managed to bag another three goals. 

Man of the match was shared between Annie Lord and Felicity Norcross


Burton Ladies 3s found Ilkeston 1s to strong and went down 4 0.

Burton Hockey Ladies 4s had a good result against Matlock winning 4-0. Burton had several chances before finally finishing off a well worked move for the lead. Another goal followed before half time for a 2 0 led. Defensively in control in the second half, Burton added two more for a 4 0 win and they are unbeaten and top of the table





Burton ladies 2s were in cup action and took a long trek to Lymm for the first round of the England cup. Burton started off on the front foot, showing great potential in Lymm's D. With good balls from Fran Lord, the ball found it's way into the D for Ffion Church to finish on back post. Burton kept the ball rolling, hitting the base line with some good ball being played into the D. Finally Lymm began to find their foot in the game, finding themselves in our D, but play was soon broken down. Burton soon found themselves on the attack, with Lord slotting the ball into the back of the net to take a 2 goal lead to half time.

After a positive half time talk, Burton sprung back into action, making Lymm work hard. Both teams continued to push hard but no goals were scored in this half, the 2 0 win taking them through to the next round.

Man of the match was Chloe Logan.

 

 

 

Burton Hockey Men 1s had the gruelling fixture of Sikh Union 1st team away at the weekend, played in glorious sunshine. 

Burton made a promising start until from a free hit,  the Sikh union  striker made a swift turn and slipped the ball in to the back of the net and caught Burton skipper, Liam Goode on his head in the follow through. Burton looked to regain possession and start again. The normal Burton way of hockey, of pass and move was in full flow, Mark Ashton-Blanksby managed to wiggle his way through 2 or 3 defenders before finding Ben Elson who found Jamie Jenkins on the back post to fire home to equalise. Burton won the ball back strongly through Tim Winter who found Matt Evans who won burton a short corner. The short corner was fired home top right by Goode after not long coming back on the pitch to take the lead. Burton continued to put the pressure on Sikh Union, the transfer was strong and plenty of options to hit the line. Burton used the aerial threat again to find Ben Elson 1 on 1 with the keeper, for then Elson to be taken out and gaining a penalty stroke which he riffled the ball top right to put burton 3-1 up at half time. 

After a positive team talk from Coach Jamie Cooper burton looked to carry on how they finished. Burton kept the ball for a while before the opposition hit us on the break and scored a deflection back post. The opposition pressed and pressed and after 5 mins they had slotted another 4 home to put them selves 6-3 in front. With only 5 minutes to go Burton lost a man to a green card. This roused the team and they pushed and pushed with only a few moments to spare and burton won a short corner. After Goode hitting the crossbar and putting one wide Mark Northcott stepped up. He slotted his first home and then scored another moments later. The score now 6-5. Burton sore the opportunity of a point, Andrew Locker hit the flank down the left, cut in and delivered an inch perfect ball to the penalty spot for Elson to deflect home to level the scores at 6 all. With seconds to spare northcott wriggled his way down the baseline and ended up flicking the ball over the keepers left shoulder and over the crossbar narrowly missing. 

Man of the match was shared between Mark Northcott and Nick Lathbury

Burton Mens 2s found Beeston 3s too strong and went down 5 3 with goals from Paul Cleaver Ed Clamp and Neil Massey

 
Burton Hockey Mens 3s men had a home fixture against Barton 2s with both teams having a strong line up. Barton took an early lead and from a short corner Rob Pilgrim piledrived an equalizer. The first half continued with a high intensity from both sides and Barton started to dominate and Burton were just holding on .. From a short corner  Tom Gibbs went in for a drag flick to put Burton in the lead. Half time and the captain roused the troops as 2-1 was not enough. The game got a bit scrappy and Barton scored putting their tails up. Another short corner was won and Pilgrim again finished well for his second. Then Harry Clarke having a rare run in midfield found himself in the right place and slotted in at the far post to seal a 4-2 win.  Pilgrim was Man of the Match
 
Burton 4s had an entertaining 3 all draw with West Bridgeford 7s. Two goals from David Sneyd and one from Glynn Ho.lland

Burton men’s 5ths were also playing a local derby against  Barton 4ths.

Barton started the game well putting Burton under early pressure but the solid back line of Craig Asker, Nick Shenton and Andy Ball held firm. The first half finished with a good opportunity to score but despite several attempts on goal the score remained 0-0.

After a formation change at half time to allow Burtons midfield to push up Burton started to create more chances but again drew blanks. As Burton pushed up the game became stretched and a number of fantastic saves by Gianni Di Frari in goal kept Burton in the game. A great solo effort by Alex Farmer was saved by the Barton keeper and Brandon Logan was testing the Barton midfield consistently.

With 15 minutes to go Barton scored from a well worked short corner, Burton responded immediately with an Andy Ball short corner. The game finished 1 all a fair reflection of the match with Craig Asker man of the match

 

 

 



Burton hockey club men's 1s faced Bloxwich with only 11 players. 

They started very strongly with Bloxwich not touching the ball for the first 5-10 minutes. Jamie Jenkins used some great decision making to find a foot in their D multiple times which gave Mark Northcottt the opportunity to finally slot a goal in from a short this season and he bagged  two goals in the first half to go in 2 0 up at half time.

The second half saw Burton pressed much higher by Bloxwich when they took the 16s. Harry Cains did an excellent job at the back with lots of grace and composure whilst Nick Lathbury and Jack Smith worked well with him the whole match. Midfield were putting the legwork in, tracking back whilst also finding top of the Bloxwich D on counter attacks. Bloxwich got their 1st goal from a terrible routine from a short corner that found the net.

Burton responded by winning a flick in the Bloxwich D from JEnkins putting in the legwork up top, Jamie Cooper slotted the ball home making it 3-1.

Looking on control, Ash Harris hit the crossbar and Matt Evans tested the keepers reactions with a fine shot into the top of the goal. Bloxwich benefited from some poor defending to make it 3 2 but Burton reduced to a half court press and saw the match out to take the win.

Burton men's 2s went down 1 0 to Belper 3s in a close game.

Burton men's  3s made the trip to Shrewsbury to play their 2s. A little short this week meant a return for the captain Ben Meir after a back injury and a welcome return to action from Pete Gibbs. Burton started off on the back foot with Shrewsbury players utilising a high press. Burton slowly started to work their way into the game and won a short corner, neatly injected to Simon White who controlled the ball nicely for a Rob Pilgrim piledriver to sting the back board 1-0 up. More pressure from Shrewsbury bore no result when a break occurred and Toby Ganley found himself one on one with the keeper. He neatly rounded the keeper to go 2-0 up. Shrews pressure kept up, they scored and burton went into half time 2-1 up . A short at the start of the 2nd half was injected by Meir struck by Gibbs and scored by Meir. Thinking they were nearing the end of the game burton tried to slow down and hold on but there were 12 mins left and Shrews 2s kept up the pressure. Bad backs and some tiredness started to creep in, burton were holding on to the lead. The pressure told and a flick was conceded and converted to finish the match a 3 all draw, which was a good result against the top of the table team 

 

Burton 5s won 4-2 against Derby 4's. The game started off with Burton pressing for a early goal and had numerous chances and short corners. However on their first visit into the Burton half Derby scored. Burton regrouped and were ahead 3-1 at half time with goals from Frank Firanklin and Azhar Mahmood. In the second half Derby scored again with Burton yet to regain the control which was present in the first 35 mins. Burton scored the final goal of the game before tiredness set in resulting in a stretched game. Final score was 4-2 with two goals for Franklin and Mahmood

Burton men's 4s match against North notts 3s had the feel of a relegation clash with both teams only having a point after 3 games. Burton started the livelier and put the ball through to players in the D but the first touch was lacking and the moves broke down. Finally the pressure paid with a short corner producing a good shot that beat the keeper but not a defenders foot on the line. Antony Kemp stepped up and despatched the penalty flick. New member Elliot bishop was pulling the strings in midfield and linking play up well. The second half saw an even game but from another short corner glyn Holland worked his magic and got the second. Now though burton tired and notts picked up the tempo and with midfield not tracking back were in control. Luckily young keeper Jack Tandy was up to the challenge and with good support from Tim glover they kept notes out. 

Burton Ladies 2s made the trip to Belper to face their 3rd team. The team started the game with confidence and positivity as they  were undefeated.

Burton had most of possession throughout the first quarter of the game but this didn't stop Belper from pushing the team. Belper then broke through and managed to score a scrappy goal. Burton kept their heads up and fought to stay in the game with 2 stick stops on the line. Not long after that the whistle blew for half time 1-0.

After a stern half time talk Burton went into the second half with our heads up, determined to get the win! The team worked together to create opportunities to get on the scoresheet. After a few attempts Alice Hickman drove the ball into D and slotted the ball in the back of the net; 1-1. Not long after that Jane Palmer got hold of the ball and smashed it in the back of the net. Burton were feeling  better now and were working twice as hard to get ahead. With  5 minutes left to spare, Burton were dominating possession and this resulted in a short corner. Shannon Dillon who was in the right slip, got the third goal.

After a hard fight Burton won 3-2, keeping the team top of the league.

Man of the match this week went to Alex Dolman for her continuous efforts in midfield.



 
Burton Ladies 3s hosted woodlands in the early slot on the Ellis . Burton opened the scoring early in the first 5 minutes with a well executed goal from Micky Shaw. Both sides claimed an equal amount of play, woodlands on the attack were quick and managed to equalise.
Burton picked up the play and Ffion drove the ball into the D only to be taken out by the keeper and landing face down. Burton played hard and had several attempts on goal but the woodlands keeper was skilled and cleared every shot.
1-1 at half time at woodlands, with their 15 man squad forced the Burton back line to work hard to keep the ball out of our 23. Burton temporarily went down to 10 men with Becca Farndell-Thorne went off struggling with a leg injury and woodlands took the chance and converted.
Unlike last week burton struggled to convert on short corners, however they almost equalised with a glorious lob over the keeper that just went wide. the equaliser finally came minutes later from Katie Furzeman taking it to 2-2.
Woodlands put a long ball through to their forward and was left 1 on 1 with the keeper but managed to put the ball around her into the backboard.
Burton fought hard for the remaining 10 minutes but were unfortunate not to find the net, meaning they picked up oa first loss of the season with the score 2-3 at the final whistle.
MOTM this week went to Ffion who had a great game and won near enough every tackle in the opposition D

Burton Ladies 4s maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win away at Buxton. Despite the early start, Burton started the better team, putting passes together, just lacking the final touch. Despite this burton went behind after losing the ball at midfield. They drew level with some great linking play to hit Nadia Waller perfectly in stride. Waller unleashed a shot that the keeper had no chance. of stopping. Burton won a penalty corner at the end of the first half. The first shot was saved but the rebomd fell to Kirsten who made no mistake from the centre of goal. In the second half, everyone worked hard and kept the pressure on as well as keeping the other team at bay and held on for the win.