GoCrea8 Premiership
Truro 4, Taunton Vale 1sts

VALE Men’s 1sts took a young side down to Truro, and a good first half was spoiled by a loss in concentration which saw them fall 2-0 behind.

A slow start to the second half then allowed the hosts to score twice more.

Vale bossed the last 20 minutes and Liam Pigeon scored from Martin Johnson’s pass.

Man of the match: Jesse Mooney

On Saturday Vale host University of Exeter (1.30pm); all spectators are very welcome.

GoCrea8 Conference South
Taunton Vale A 1, Teign 5

THE 2nds hosted a strong Teign outfit, who took the lead only for Mark House to level from a penalty corner.

Teign showed their strength after the break, scoring four unanswered goals.

GoCrea8 Central 1
Taunton Vale B 1, Chippenham 3

AFTER last week’s victory at Bristol University, the 3rd XI entertained Chippenham.

Despite the efforts of keeper Martin Lawrence, the visitors were 2-0 up at half time.

Vale’s play improved greatly, and Dave Tarr pulled one back, but a third for Chippenham sealed the match.

Man of the match: Dan Rogers

GoCrea8 South East 1
North Devon A 0, Taunton Vale C 3

VALE C claimed their second win, at North Devon A.

There was excellent link up between young forwards Freddie Wolfenden and Oskar Hinds, who made it 1-0 from a short corner.

James Duder was running the show, helping Stuart Morling score a second.

A precise finish from Wolfenden wrapped it up.

South East 2
West Dorset A 1, Taunton Vale D 0

THE 5ths travelled to West Dorset A and, in a very tight match, the hosts pinched the solitary goal.


TAUNTON Civil Service Men’s 1sts sustained a 10-0 defeat to early league leaders Royal Wootton Bassett in GoCrea8 Central 2.

In fact, their performance was a step up from the previous week’s, and they did create chances themselves.

It was a hard-working performance against a likely promotion candidate, and they will hope to beat North Wilts, who have also lost their first two, this weekend.

Civil Service A lost out at Chard B, being 4-1 down at the interval. They improved in the second half and took the game to Chard, but were always chasing the game and lost 6-3.


TAUNTON Vale Ladies 1sts beat Teign 1-0 in Premier Division 1 thanks to Kathryn Lennard.

In the Central Division, Vale 3rds lost 6-1 at home to Clifton Robinsons 3rds, while the 2nds won 4-0 at Caradon in the South Division.

In Sedgemoor Division 1, Vale 4ths lost 4-2 at home to Yeovil & Sherborne 2nds.

Taunton CS 1sts lead that table, Tash Hole (3) and Izzy Williams (2) netting in a 5-1 win at Weston 2nds.

CS 2nds hosted Vale 5ths in Sedgemoor 2, Theresa Huxtable putting Vale 2-0 up.

Holly Hands replied with a penalty flick, but Ange Warnes and hat-trick hero Huxtable sealed it for Vale, 4-1.


West Clubs Women’s League
Sedgemoor 1
Minehead Ladies 1sts 6, Winscombe 2nds 0

MINEHEAD Ladies 1st XI enjoyed a convincing win in their league match on Saturday. 

They played some impressive hockey and got off to a flying start with an early goal, created by Denise Lancaster with a cross past the Winscombe keeper for Zoey Cape to finish. 

It was Lancaster who added a second as Winscombe were restricted by Mel White, Emily Bland, Libby Chambers, Di Hobbs and Jo Elliott in midfield. 

Minehead then made it 3-0 when Cape hit the post and Lancaster followed up the rebound and it was Cape who added the fourth before half-time.

The second half got off to another quick start for Minehead, as White found herself at the top of the Winscombe circle, turned and slotted the ball to Cape, who completed her hat-trick. 

The away team had a few breaks to test the Minehead defence in the second period, but Weetch in goal and Carol Matravers, Hazel Binding, Sue Garwood and Tracey Bailey were able to deal with these. 

The scoring was rounded off by Hannah Sparks, who produced a delightful flick over the oncoming goalkeeper to make the score 6-0.

The ‘Julian’s Laundry’ player of the match was Zoey Cape.

Minehead: Janice Weetch, Tracey Bailey, Hazel Binding, Carol Matravers, Sue Garwood, Emily Bland, Libby Chambers, Mel White, Di Hobbs, Jo Elliott, Hannah Sparks, Denise Lancaster and Zoey Cape.

Sedgemoor 2
Winscombe Ladies 4ths 1, Minehead Ladies 2nds 2

MINEHEAD continued their run of away wins at Winscombe as they emerged victorious from this closely-fought encounter. 

With end-to-end play from the outset, it was Minehead who took the lead, as mid-fielder Izzy Fitzgerald crossed to Amelia Swallow who pushed the ball through to Wendy Daughtrey, who scored. 

Winscombe came back with a barrage of attacks but defenders Jess Koppa, Sophie Osler and Kaylyn Porter were equal to the challenge. 

Midfielders Liz Darby, Briony Smith, Maya Leyworthy, Kelsey Howard and Fitzgerald had their work cut out, too, as the ball turned over quickly. 
Despite several near-misses at both ends, the score remained 1-0 at the break.

The second half consisted of the same frenetic pace and Minehead doubled their lead when a move between Wallace and Swallow led to Daughtrey firing home.

Minehead conceded a goal and the final 10 minutes were very tense but the defence held firm.

Minehead’s ‘Julian’s Laundry’ player of the match was Jess Koppa.

Minehead: Ell Kaye, Kaylyn Porter, Sophie Osler, Jess Koppa, Izzy Fitzgerald, Maya Leyworthy, Liz Darby, Briony Smith, Kelsey Howard, Amelia Smith, Jodie Wallace, Wendy Daughtrey.