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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Undefeated young hockey stars celebrate

WESTERN Lakes Hockey Club’s under-14 side recently took part in a Cumbria Hockey tournament at Wigton.

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going well: Western Lakes Hockey Club under-14 squad

The team performed well against some strong opposition in the form of Keswick and the host team Wigton, unfortunately Kirby Lonsdale were a last minute withdrawal due to travel problems.

The first game for WLHC was against Wigton. This was a very close game, initially WLHC shaded the early play and opened the scoring through Allard Newell, with good support in attack from Luke Howarth and Jonty Styles.

Then, thanks to excellent work in defence by Bryce Newell, John Nichol and goal keeper Lewis Pritchard, WLHC held on for a 1-1 draw.

In the second game agai-nst Keswick, again WLHC started strongly with Allard Newell scoring the opening goal with good inter-passing through the midfield of Luke Jennings, Hugh Guise and Claire Evans.

WLHC continued to dominate through the mid part of the match which saw their second goal come from Alistair Craig, with the assist of Reece Pritchard and Kelvin Knight.

With a two goal cushion WLHC relaxed, which allowed Keswick to finish strongly scoring a goal, but their pressure didn’t give them the second goal they were looking for and WHLC held on for a 2-1 win.

WLHC Chairman Faith Newell was delighted with performance put in by the squad on what was a cold day.

Squad: Allard Newell (captain), Luke Jennings, Reece Pritchard, Luke Howarth, Bryce Newell, Jonty Styles, Alistair Craig, Kelvin Knight, Lewis Pritchard, John Nichol, Sarah Cullinan, Claire Evans, Hugh Guise. Coaches: Steve Newell, Matt Simmonds, John Jennings.

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