Hocket: Bury Ladies Firsts

IT was a double-header weekend for Bury Ladies Firsts, who were still chasing their first win. Cambridge University came hard and fast at Bury and the defence coped well, however cracks started to appear and it was not long before Cambridge put away one of their chances from a short corner.

IT was a double-header weekend for Bury Ladies Firsts, who were still chasing their first win. Cambridge University came hard and fast at Bury and the defence coped well, however cracks started to appear and it was not long before Cambridge put away one of their chances from a short corner. Bury's midfield worked hard and managed to get the ball to the forwards who won a first short corner. Cardy was unable to convert the corner, and Bury found themselves on the back foot again. Cambridge managed to score another two goals before the half-time whistle went. Holton's half-time team talk inspired Bury and the game started to go their way. Bury's forwards managed to win another short corner, Barrow converting in the top-left corner. With renewed vigour Bury worked hard and well together. Barrow put the ball into the 'D' and Toleman's deflection drew the score closer. Cambridge did not step back and caught Bury on the break and put one past Stevenson who had done so well to keep them at bay. Bury did not give up and they found themselves testing Cambridge University's keeper. Barrow converted another short corner into a goal, however with time running out Bury did not manage to convert their other chances and the final score remained Cambridge Uni 4, Bury St Edmunds 3.

A re-arranged fixture saw Bury at home on Sunday to Dereham. Bury were expecting a hard game, playing second in the league, and that is what they got. Dereham forwards overloaded and out skilled Bury's defence, and within minutes of the start of the game, Bury had conceded. The Bury forwards worked hard, however the midfield and defence were unable to find them through Derehams well drilled midfield and defence. Dereham's forwards were clinical in the D' and soon they were 2-0 up. Another four goals followed in the first half as Bury's heads went down. Once again words from Holton and the arrival of supporters picked up Bury's spirits in the second half. Bury's defence of Bevan, Barrow, Whiting and Ferrar held off Dereham. However, three more goals were conceded before the end


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