Hockey: Buxton hammered by in-form Boots

Buxton Hockey v Ramgarhia (white)
Buxton Hockey v Ramgarhia (white)

Buxton suffered a hefty 6-1 defeat at the hands of Boots on a forgettable afternoon in Nottingham.

Buxton were competitive for much of the game, even if the scoreline suggests otherwise.

The home side dominated possession throughout and Buxton had to work hard to defend for long periods whilst occasionally attacking on the counter.

The teams went in goalless at half time but Boots stormed the Bucks in the second half.

They took the lead from a short corner but Buxton immediately levelled through Talbot who deflected in from Sherlock’s flick.

The home side proved too strong in the end and scored five more without reply as the visitors tired in the second half.

Team: D Robins (GK), W Mather (C), P Jones, T Griffin, M Thompson, D Bedworth, J E Wilton, W Orritt, M Curzon, J Talbot, W Hebditch, H Sherlock

This weekend Buxton host Berkswell and Balsall (2pm).

• Buxton seconds overcame Sikh Union (Coventry) seconds 5-0.

The seconds were virtually at full strength and opened the scoring via Longden, who rounded the full-back and scored from eight yards.

The second was another short corner from Sewell to Browett who blasted in an unstoppable shot from the edge of the ‘D’.

Longden then got his second after receiving a good change of direction pass from Pathe.

Talbot then tapped in a fourth before Lewis finished calmly after Browett’s textbook assist.

When Sikh Union did make inroads into the Buxton 25-yard area, the defence were solid and rare shots at goal were dealt with by keeper Bentley.

• Buxton’s third side beat Bowdon’s seventh team 3-1 in a friendly.

A hat-trick from T Lowton secured the victory.

• Buxton fourths lost 4-3 at Lichfield Badgers A, with Forshaw-Perring, Short and Watson netting.

• Buxton’s fifth side saw their game with Ashby cancelled so instead played an exhibition among themselves.