Stourport Hockey Club

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Ladies section

Stourport Ladies 2nd XI 2-2 Litchfield 1st XI:

Stourport ladies 2nd XI entertained Litchfield 1st's coming away with a 2-2 draw, in last weekend's Premier division match. Stourport started slowly and found themselves a goal down from a short corner, but the home side fought back and after some pressure won a short corner of their own with a slick finish from Hannah Corcoran seeing Stourport level the scores. However, another short corner for Litchfield saw them re-take the lead before the break, taking it to 2-1.

Stourport came out in the second half a different side. Creating multiple chances, they dominated the half, but were unable to find the back of the goal, until ten minutes from the end when they equalised through Claire Pearson. Stourport still pushed forward and looked the most likely to take all three points, but had to settle for a draw.


Stourport Ladies 4th XI 4-1 Tenbury 1st XI:

The ladies 4th XI entertaining Tenbury 1st's last weekend, sealed all three points in this Worcestershire Division 1 match, with a 4-1 victory. Despite the tricky weather, Stourport went on the attack right from the start, and were awarded a short corner after two minutes. The corner rebounded back to Caitlyn Lane who slotted the ball home from the right post. Stourport added a second when Captain Teresa Moss's pass from the half way line found Stacey Jones on the baseline, whose cross into the 'D' found Emma** who dived and hit the ball past the keeper for Stourport's second after fifteen minutes. Two further goals in the second half from Vicky** and Katie Walker, with only one reply from Tenbury sealed the win. Stourport's Player of the match was youngster Jemma** for her great forward attacking and linking up play.


Stourport Ladies 5th XI 2-0 Redditch 2nd XI:

The ladies 5th XI are still unbeaten after goals by Jean Senior and Emily** in this 2-0 victory over their visitors Redditch 2nd's. The home side had dominated the mach but had to wait until the second half before the breakthrough, when Senior scored their first before Emily** added a second. The win leaves Stourport three points clear at the top of the Worcestershire 3rd Division.  

Men's section

Stourport Mens 1st XI 10-1 North Stafford XI:

Stourport's Men's 1st XI convincingly beat their visitors to 'The Kingsway,' North Stafford in last weekend's Midlands 1st Division match. After being 5-0 ahead at the break, the home side finished 10-1 victors. Stourport scorers: Captain Andy Cavendish scored a hat trick and there were braces for Joe Schubert and Adam Leeke, and single goals for Callum

Stanley, Chris Miles, and Chris Kendall.


Stourport Mens 2nd XI 0-4 Bromsgrove 1st XI:

Stourport made the short trip to Bromsgrove 1st's, last weekend, fully aware of what to expect, and the home side didn't disappoint the visitors. Showing why they are favourites to gain promotion from the West Midland Premier, the hosts took an early two goal lead. Stourport showed great character throughout the match, never giving up, but the pattern had been set where Bromsgrove played with more freedom than Stourport, who had to all turn out in defence, but where Bromsgrove added two more goals before the end. There seemed to be some hope for Stourport though, when they scored what would have been a consolation goal, only for it to be disallowed.


Stourport Mens 3rd XI 4-1 Droitwich 1st XI:

The Men's 3rd XI entertained Droitwich 1st XI, last weekend, in a bottom of the T3 South West Premier league table match. Strengthened by the return of Tim Wood and the inclusion of Ian Roberts, the hosts searching for their first points of the season, began strongly and took a 2-1 lead into the half time break, with a well taken deflection goal by Nathan Dixon. Stourport then took the lead for a second time with a well worked penalty corner which Wood flicked high into the net past the diving goalkeeper. The match was evenly balanced for most of the second half, with Trey** and Will** making some timely interceptions and Stourport's player of the match Roberts bossing the midfield. Wood added his second and Stourport's third with a quick reaction goal after a scramble in the opposition circle, and all three points were assured when captain David Knott scored Stourport's fourth late in the match with an unstoppable strike from the top of the 'D' into the bottom corner of the goal.


Stourport Mens 4th XI 1-2 Hampton 4th XI:

Stourport men's 4th XI entertaining Hampton 4th's last weekend, in the South West 1 league, found themselves 2-0 down at the break, and despite playing higher up the pitch in the second half and forcing a number of short corners. The home side were only able to pull the one goal back through Pete Gibbins in the 55th minute, from open play. 


Stourport Mens 5th XI 3-1 Worcester 6th XI:

The men's 5th XI beat Worcester 6th's, 3-1 last weekend's in their South West 3 league match. Ben** scored with a first half penalty flick and then two further goals in the second half by Dave Henderson rounded off the scoring. Youngster Jack** was Stourport's player of the match for a superb performance against more experienced players


Stourport Mens 6th XI 1-0 Old Wulfs 4th XI:

Stourport men's 6th XI travelled to Old Wulfs 4th's XI last weekend, and secured all three points in this South West 4 league, with 1-0 victory over their hosts. Two good saves by Kevin Hughes helped the visitors in what was a very tight match, which was decided in Stourport's favour with a Stu Peterson goal, from a short corner with eight minutes remaining on the clock.