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Women's Hockey Varsity 2016 - Match Report

NTU Women’s Hockey team arrived at Beeston Hockey Club looking for a first varsity win since 2010 on Friday 6th May 2016.

By Marcus Ward

Friday 6th May 2016 saw the NTU Women's Hockey team arrive at Beeston Hockey Club looking for a first varsity win since 2010. The crowd were certainly up for it, with a party atmosphere building as the teams warmed up.

UoN started the brighter of the two teams, with their early dominance paying off with a goal after just five minutes. NTU's first chance came a few minutes later but UoN then went straight up to the other end to make it 2-0.

NTU were struggling to get out of their own half, and had to fend off constant UoN attacks. Again, the pressure paid off when the ball was swept in at the back post for 3-0.

The rest of the first half continued in the same fashion, with UoN predominantly on the front foot and with NTU finding a couple of breaks but no clear-cut chances. The sides went into the break with the score still at 3-0, leaving a mountain for NTU to climb.

Whatever was said at half time by coach Colin Clark seemed to work, as NTU had the first attack of the second half resulting in a short corner - their first of the game. However, it came to nothing, and UoN then had their own short which was dispatched into the bottom left corner of the goal to go 4-0 up.

A few minutes later it became 5-0, with another finish at the back post after some good skill to get into the D.

NTU didn't lie down though, and they had another good spell with another short corner - which was saved - and a couple more counter-attacks, which seemed the best chance of scoring as UoN stayed camped in the pink half. But like their previous good spell, NTU then conceded their sixth. NTU's goalkeeper, Melissa Bergin, pulled off some impressive saves, but couldn't keep out goal number seven for UON, which came from another short corner, this time in the bottom right.

It finished 7-0 which, unfortunately for NTU, reflected how dominant UoN were. The wait for a varsity win goes on.

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Women's Hockey Varsity 2016 - Match Report

Published on 10 May 2016
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