Matlock 3rds 7 v Belper 3rds 1


A determined Matlock team knew they had to go out fighting against local rivals, Belper.

Matlock started the game well with some attacking runs into the opposition’s D, surprising the Belper side.  The first goal came from Laura Singleton, who swept the ball into the goal.  Singleton added her second with a sweet reverse stick shot.    Matlock dominated the midfield with the strength of Grace Day, Mary Liddiard and Donna Poplar.  At half time, the score was 2-1 to Matlock.

The second half saw a revitalised Matlock side.  Great attacking runs from Beth Harwood troubled the Belper defence and it was Harwood who scored from a Cath Croney cross.  Goalkeeper, Amanda Jaques had her work cut out at times but thwarted several shots.

The defence held strong with returning player, Karen Allsop, holding the centre back position well.  Guided by sweeper, Hollie Smedley, Jenny Brown marked her player with determination and Jane Proctor saved a couple of shots on the goal line.

The last quarter of the game saw Matlock step up a gear as Grace Day’s skilful run into the D resulted in a fine shot on goal.  Mary Liddiard added her name to the scoresheet with a strike from the top of the D and Nic Camfield, coming on as sub, scored with almost her first touch of the ball.

Goal number seven came from a penalty corner, as Laura Singleton swept the ball in from a rebound off the keeper.

This was a great win for the Matlock team, who face Ashbourne next week.

Training Times


Wirksworth Leisure Centre

Mondays - 1st and 2nd teams  - 6:30pm to 8pm

Tuesdays -3rd ,4th and 5th - 7pm to 8:30pm

Any adults who would love to get back to hockey please do not hesitate to contact us. Join us at the pitch on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm.

For further information please contact Liz English on 07814 797155


Junior Hockey

Wirksworth Leisure Centre -Starts Thursday 6 September

Thursdays - Primary age up to and including Yr 5 (U10) - 6pm to 7pm.

Yr6 and Yr7 (U12) - 6pm to 8pm

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Bridget Gould

07906 211522

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Socks, skorts and jackets will be for sale or order at Kick Off Sports, Firs Parade,Matlock

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