Juniors pick up silver as the seniors net two National League wins

The Under12's won a silver medal in Shefford (Image: Bedford Hockey Club)

It was win win for Bedford’s two National League hockey teams at the weekend, with victories for the Men’s and Ladies’ 1st XI’s against tough opposition.

The Ladies’ 1st XI secured a dominant 4-0 victory away to Khalsa Leamington while the men controlled much of their match against St Albans, taking the win by 2 goals to nil.

The wins see the Ladies sitting 3rd in their table and the Men holding their own in 7th, with no shortage of goals to their name; 9 scored in their 4 matches played.

Both teams travel away next weekend, both taking on the University of Birmingham. The Ladies travel on Saturday, with their opposition sitting just below them on goal difference.

The Men will be hoping for a decisive win, their opponents currently sitting bottom of the table.

The Club’s juniors were also in action at the weekend, the Under 8’s and the Under 12’s travelling for a tournament hosted by Shefford & Sandy Hockey Club.

Coach, Trish Sawyer, commented how proud she was of the youngsters, not only for the skills they showed but in their good spirit and attitude.

The Under-12’s also returned with medals around their necks. having won all their group matches before they came head-to-head with the hosts, SSHC.

In the final SSHC managed to take the win 2-0, with Bedford finishing in a highly creditable silver medal winning position.

Elsewhere, there were goals galore in the Men’s divisions; the 2nd team thrashing Brentwood 7-3, while the 3rd’s rollercoaster of a game against Hertford finished 6-6.

The 4th and 5th XI’s lost at Broxbourne and St. Albans respectively, with the Veterans winning 3-1 against Southgate Adelaide and the 7th XI beating Letchworth 6-4.

There were also victories in the higher echelons of the Women’s divisions; the 2nd XI beating Crostyx by a single goal and the 3rd XI beating Harpenden 3-1.

The 4th XI beat Potters Bar 3-0 and the 6th XI drew against Bishop’s Stortford but their were losses for the 5th and 7th XI’s.

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