Hockey: York Ladies' 5-1 loss to Tadcaster Magnets fails to erode positive feelings (From York Press)
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Hockey: York Ladies' 5-1 loss to Tadcaster Magnets fails to erode positive feelings
10:29am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Sport
POSITIVES were gleaned by City of York Ladies III despite their 5-1 loss to Tadcaster Magnets in their Yorkshire Hockey League division two season-starter.
The hosts came out strong and held their own with Graver, Armitage and Willerton pressing Tadcaster’s defence.
Equally, York’s rearguard was tested, but with goalkeeper Billing on top form there was little to choose in the early exchanges.
Tadcaster drew first blood after 15 minutes, the score staying at 1-0 until half-time.
Soon after the resumption Magnets doubled the lead, but it was halved when – inspired by midfield mainsprings Morland, who won the player of the match vote, and Chapman – Jagger saw an opportunity.
She surged along the right flank before executing a text-book cross to Williams who powered the ball into the net.
But before that reply could be fully enjoyed, Tadcaster struck two rapid goals, the second from a short corner.
York continued to play well but were tiring and Billings was beaten for a fifth time to complete the defeat.
In the North League women’s premier division, City of York I shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with visitors Whitley Bay and Tynemouth II.
City of York II emulated that deadlock with a 1-1 draw eked out at Bingley Bees I in the premier division of the Yorkshire League.
City of York IV toppled Bingley Bees II 4-1 in division four, while the division six north clash between City of York V and hosts Airedale ended in a 3-0 triumph for the visitors.
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