5 Jan Derby 3rds 0 Matlock 3rds 1

Derby 3rds  0  v  Matlock 3rds  1

After 5 weeks off, Matlock 3’s arrived in Derby on a cold and rainy morning determined to start the new year positively.

However, against a Derby team just one place above in the league, it seemed the Quality Street and Prosecco ( over 18’s only!) had taken it’s toll over Xmas!

Although everyone was working hard the game was chaotic and disorganised, with neither team really troubling the goalies.

After an inspiring team talk from player/coach Nicky Camfield this really did turn into a game of 2 halfs.

Matlock began to pass the ball much better, skilfully bypassing a solid Derby defence, rather than trying to ram-raid them!

With Anna Rowson - Jones trying out left half and Donna Poplar on the right the ball was moved intelligently up both sides to forwards Julia Bould , Saxon Rowan and Kerry Hallam.

The goal, when it finally came, was a fantastic team effort; Donna and centre-half Jo Boam passed the ball up the right wing, onto Annelise Rountree who fired in a great cross to a perfectly-positioned Anna, who calmly slotted the ball in the net.

With 5 minutes to go Derby piled on the pressure with 6 penalty corners in a row, but the Matlock defence were awesome!

Holly Maycock and Saffi Gill fearlessly ran out each time, blocking the ball, with Emily Seals and Sarah Newbury solid as a rock behind them.

It was left to ever-green goalie Chris Poyser to boot the ball clear of the circle so the final whistle could blow.

A great 2nd half performance from everyone; player of the match went to Anna Rowson- Jones.


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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