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.