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