Latest Results

  
Date Burton HC Opposition
17-11-2018 Badgers v NORTH STAFFS A
17-11-2018 Ladies 1st XI v TELFORD & WREKIN
17-11-2018 Ladies 2nd XI v ASHBOURNE 2
17-11-2018 Ladies 3rd XI v BELPER 4
17-11-2018 Ladies 4th XI v PHOENIX
17-11-2018 Mens 1st XI v CHESTERFIELD
17-11-2018 Mens 2nd XI v LOUGHBORO STUDENTS 3
17-11-2018 Mens 3rd XI v BUXTON 2
17-11-2018 Mens 4th XI v COALVILLE 5
17-11-2018 Mens 5th XI v WEST BRIDGFORD 9
 

Upcoming Fixtures

 
Date Burton HC Opposition Location
24-11-2018 Badgers STAFFORD (A)
24-11-2018 Ladies 1st XI OLTON & WW (H) 10:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
24-11-2018 Ladies 2nd XI MATLOCK 2 (H) 11:30 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
24-11-2018 Ladies 3rd XI DERBY 4 (A)
24-11-2018 Ladies 4th XI BELPER 5 (H) 16:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
24-11-2018 Mens 1st XI WARWICK UNI 2 (A)
24-11-2018 Mens 2nd XI NOTTM PLAYERS 1 (H) 13:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
24-11-2018 Mens 3rd XI MARKET DRAYTON 2 (H) 14:30 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
24-11-2018 Mens 4th XI NORTH NOTTS 4 (A) 12:30 @ Manor Prk
24-11-2018 Mens 5th XI LEICESTER CITY 1 (A)
01-12-2018 Badgers STONE (H)
01-12-2018 Ladies 2nd XI DERBY 2 (A)
01-12-2018 Ladies 3rd XI WULFRIC (A)
01-12-2018 Ladies 4th XI STAVELEY 3 (H) 10:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
01-12-2018 Mens 1st XI TELFORD & WREKIN (H) 14:30 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
01-12-2018 Mens 2nd XI BOOTS 2 (A) 15:00 @ Lady Bay
01-12-2018 Mens 3rd XI LICHFIELD 4 (A) 13:30 @ King Edw
01-12-2018 Mens 4th XI BELPER 5 (H) 16:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"
01-12-2018 Mens 5th XI BEESTON 7 (H) 13:00 @ Shobnall "Ellis"

 

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 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 continued their strong start in their new league with a 2-1 win away against Shrewsbury. Burton set the tone of the game and attacked from the off with opportunities on goal in the opening minutes of the game. With more and more chances in the first half, they just couldn’t seem to find the net and some good defending from Francesca Lord and Megan Ridley saw the first half end 0-0. The second half they went straight at Shrewsbury and Nicola Taylor scored within minutes and Shrewsbury, who came down from Div 1, were suddenly deflated. Burton continued to look lethal on the break and youngster Hannah Tjon Soei Len beat their defenders for pace and found Taylor who put it away for her second and to go 2-0 up. A series of bad tackles then put Burton down to 10 men and Shrewsbury took advantage to pull a goal back. Burton managed to block out any other attacks from the experienced side and ran the clock down to finish 2-1. Man of the match to Taylor for her goals

 

Burton ladies 2s faced Buxton 1s. Burton started well, showing good levels of determination to get a goal and managed to win a short corner early. This was soon converted into a goal catching Buxton off guard. Burton continued to apply pressure with some skilful play all round by everyone on the pitch. Buxton had a few attacks but these were soon cleared by the Burton defence. Burton had a few more attacks in this half but were unable to convert these into goals.

 

After a positive half time talk, Burton continued the positive play, using simple passes across the pitch. Persistence soon payed off as Burton were able to bag themselves another 2 goals. On the final whistle of the game Buxton managed to win a short corner and scored making it 3-1 to Burton. Goals were scored by Shannon Dillon, Felicity Norcross and Emily Brough.

 

Man of the match this week went to Alice Hickman and Emily Brough for their superb efforts throughout the game.

 

 

 

Burton Ladies 3s travelled to a balmy but windy Ashbourne to face Matlock 4s.
Matlock attacked high from the first whistle and Burton found themselves defending for much of the first 15 minutes and were lucky not to concede a shot on goal that went wide. with some good  distribution from midfield, Burton broke up the right, across the top of the D and new member Ffion slotted away her first goal for the club.
Burton had some moments of good play, but a l
ong ball into the burton half meant that burton conceded a scrappy equaliser moments before the half time whistle.
With contributions from most of the squad at half time, Burton went into the second half well and forced Matlock into playing their game. With a short corner awarded to burton early on, Burton transposed this weeks training session into a well worked short with Sarah Harris putting away the rebound.
Open play was fairly equal in the second half but burton secured and converted another 2 short corners with goals from Becca Farndell-Thorne and Micky Shaw taking the final score to 4-1.
Man of the Match went to Emma Cantrill-Jones who had a great game at left back.

 

Burton hockey clubs men’s 1s had a disappointing 3 1 loss to West Bridgford 2s,

 

The game started slowly with Burton holding a 0-0 throughout the first half,  they knew it wasn’t good enough and knew they could do better. The basics were lacking and they seemed to have a lack of motivation.

 

The second half began and West Bridgford scored. Burton responded well with a Jamie Jenkins scoring a brilliant timed deflection within 5 minutes but it wasn’t good enough as Bridgford managed to score 2 more leaving the final score 3-1.

 

It was a tough game perhaps harder than expected.

 

This week saw Burton men’s 2nd team hosting Sikh Union Coventry 1st team who within their ranks have 2 former Pakistan International and it showed as they wnet down 5 1.

 

Burton started well attacking down the right side through Kieran Whetton who in turn was finding Ike Zieliński-Raynor, Matt Evans and Jack Newman in the Sikh Union D, unfortunately non of this possession was turned into chances. After 20 mins of constant pressing the experienced Union players got into the game and the game opened up. On the stroke of half time Union won a short corner which they dispatched into the roof of the goal via a dragflick.

 

Burton started the second half again enjoying most of the ball but as small mistakes were made by Burton the Union players punished them and soon were 2-0 up. Burton then scored a comeback goal through Harrison Kemp, but again mistakes were punished and union scored 3 more goals as Burton pushed forward to try and get something from the game.

 

A tough lesson for the Burton boys who had most to of the possession but couldn’t turn that into chances

 

 

 

 

 

Burton Hockey Mens threes welcomed Wolverhampton 2s and some much needed youth into the team. Early on the ball was worked into the D and on his second attempt Stephen Goodfellow converted. Spurred on by the goal Goodfellow again found himself in the D and smashed the ball against the post so fiercely that the goal moved and the ball went out for a corner. A few defensive mishaps occurred and the opposition scored an equaliser to be 1 all at half time. The second half saw Burton concede again. Burton then played out of defence via the midfield out to the right where Goodfellow nailed a great ball into the D, Toby Ganley lept like a salmon and deflected the ball right at the keeper. He then went for the rebound on the floor and was saved a second time by now the keeper was shattered and Ganley was able to pass the ball into the net. Goodfellow added a 3rd. Simon Sacarggi the ever industrious Dave Watkins steadied the ship and looked to hold on for the 3 2 win. However great work by the team enabled Ganley to add a 4th in a man of the match performance with another good finish and right before time Simon White added a flick. Making the final score 5 2 to the red and green.

 

Disappointment for Burton Mens 4s who went down 5 1 to Nottingham 4s.

 

Burton Badgers faced a tough away fixture at Cannock and were quickly put under pressure by their skilful forwards. However, the defence played well to protect the Burton goal. Cannock did eventually find the net via a short corner but Burton were finding their way into the game and looked dangerous on the break and were rewarded by a well-deserved equalizer The first half continued end to end and after Cannock restored their lead, Burton once again quickly responded with a well struck equalizer from the top of the D. With a half-time score of 2-2, Cannock swapped their adult player for one of the umpires, a younger player who clearly had a point to prove and, joining the Cannock attacks, Burton were overwhelmed and conceded four quick goals. However, not giving up, Burton fought back as midfielders picked out the forwards with some excellent passing, resulting in two short corners. The final score was 7-2

 



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.

 

 

Burton Hockey Ladies 1s had an unexciting 0-0 draw vs Solihull Blossomfield but displayed some good hockey against a very experience side who finished 2nd in the league last season. Burton had more chances, both Amy Palmer and Lucy Pendleton were very close to finding the net and Megan Bignell made a crucial save to keep Burton in it in the second half. Man of the match went to Abi Lester.

 

Burton ladies 2s faced Derby 3s and ­a­­fter a slow start to the game, Burton found their footing in the game with some good passing. Derby were quick on the attacks, but were soon stopped by the defence. Burton continued the simple passes, leading to Shannon Dillon slotting the ball in the goal. Burton continued to pressure Derby but couldn't find the back of the net, so just a goal lead at half time.

 

Burton stepped up in the second half, aiming to keep possession. This soon paid off as a well-timed ball was passed through to Hannah Tjon Soei Len, who won a one on one against the keeper, to go 2-0 up. Derby kept pushing and had some attacks which were stopped on the line. Burton kept working hard and from a quick long corner a first time strike from Tjon Soei Len finished off the game for a 3-0 win.  Man of the match was tied between Micky Shaw, Alex Dolman, Alice Hickman, Olivia Dale and Chloe Logan. Highlighting a good team performance off everyone

 

Burton Ladies 3’s faced Ilkeston 2’s away and started the game off well, trying to press towards on their goal, there was lots of movement from the Inners, right up to the Forwards. They fought hard in the D and were rewarded with a Short Corner, unfortunately they were unable to convert. They tried to test the defence but they didn’t allow them through, so it was goalless at half time

 

Burton had a good second half and were rewarded with a goal, when a long ball was passed in from Michelle to Leanne Docksey who managed to score. Every single player played really well, in a good team effort.

 

Burton Hockey Men’s 1s played away at Coalville after a cold windy and wet warm up, Burton started slow and conceded an early goal to Coalville. Burton then put into practice routines from the training ground and won a short corner. Mark Northcott took a new role as injector, Mark Ashton-Blanksby stopped and Liam Goode slotted home. Burton continued to work hard and scored a second goal soon after a pass from the baseline from Ben Elson to Jamie Jenkins who scored his first of the season. Coalville returned straight away by scoring a short corner ,to go to half time at 2 all.

 

Burton gathered their thoughts as they needed to step up their game. Jamie Cooper supplied Jenkins for another goal soon after half time giving Burton the lead. Coalville tried to apply pressure but Burtons defence turned over the ball fairly easily and retained possession much better. Harry Cains played a searching ball down to Jenkins who then used his burning pace to get into the D and win a short. Goode stepped up and scored his second drag flick of the day. Burton continued to dominate the second half as Ashley Harris and Cooper broke free and Cooper supplied Jenkins for him to score this 3rd. Burton kept the pressure out and finished the game with a convincing 5-2 win. Man of the match was jamie Jenkins for scoring a hat trick

 

Burton Men 2nds 4 v Rugby 3rds 2. Burton men’s 2nd team were at home this week with a much changed squad from last weeks defeat at Warwick.

 

The first half was a tight affair with the best chances falling to Burton with quick passing down the right side from Kieran Whetton causing problem for Rugby with the pace of the ball finding Ike Zieliński-Raynor and Dan Tyler on a number of occasions only to be denied goals from great keeping and last ditch tackles. The first half ended 0-0.

 

The second half started with Rugby pushing high and some great defending from Miles Smurthwaite and Graeme Hamblen keeping them at bay. From a loose ball Burton found themselves a goal down. This seemed to kick start the Burton forwards who responded with 3 quick goals (2 from Jack Newman and 1 from Ashley Wheldon). Burton conceded another to make it 3-2, by now Ed Clamp was pulling the strings in midfield but Burton were making hard work of running the clock down by continually giving the ball away. To settle the nerves Newman scored his 3rd with a few minutes to go. The game ended 4-2 to Burton for another good team performance but still some room to improve.

 

Burton man of the match was Tom Shenton who gave up his own game to umpire, a great example of a true clubman.

 

 Burton Men's 3s met on a dreary, damp morning for a trip to Buxton. With the new league structure Burton were pitted against the Buxton 1st team. Burton started well and held strong in defence  even though it was all in their half to begin with. Burton welcomed some new faces in Mark Bignell and Ryan Duff who took on a slightly unfamiliar role in midfield. The pressure eventually took hold and Buxton scored, then 3 more to make it 4-0 at half time. Determined to take something from this game the captain rallied his troops and they set out with their heads high. Burton upped the ball pace and stopped passing to Buxton so much and won the 2nd half 2-1 with goals for Kevin Stanyon and Duff, to make the final score 5-2 .

 

 Burton Hockey Mens 4s shared the points with West Bridgeford 8ths with Mark Shorthouse getting the goal.