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Hockey: Ascent missed by Acomb but they execute drop on foes
10:43am Tuesday 3rd April 2012 in Hockey
After an even but uneventful first half, Acomb dominated after the interval to win 2-0.
Nick Linfoot broke the deadlock before the lead was doubled when Will Piddock opened his club account with a powerful sweep from the left of the circle.
Acomb men’s seconds, who were not in action, finished sixth in division seven north.
Acomb ladies first XI signed off their Yorkshire League division four season with a 1-0 win over Garforth.
The victory – sealed by a second-half strike from Kerry Woods – climaxed a strong finish of ten points from the final five outings of the season.
Acomb started well, controlling most of the play with slick passing from Vicky Wrigley, Rachel Roberton, Hannah Yoward and Wendy Watson.
Several shots went wide or were saved by the Garforth ’keeper, while a flurry of short-corner routines from the Tangerines failed to click until Woods switched to the left of the ‘D’ and swept home a shot into the bottom corner.
As the pressure increased, defenders Sally Harrison and Jane Elsworth also advanced.
Garforth were not solely confined to defence and Georgi Wood seemed to cover most of the pitch to win vital possession for the hosts.
In the second half, Liz Harrison, Watson and Sue Yoward worked the ball around on the left and won several short corners.
Acomb ’keeper Sarah Milburn earned her corn to make some important saves, including one with her left hand, but in the end Acomb’s teamwork held.
Anyone wishing to join the club should contact the acombhc.co.uk website.
• After City of York Hockey Club ladies IV failed to fulfil their final fixture against Lincoln, Pickering – who did not play on Saturday – finished in third place.
A reorganisation of the league means Pickering will be promoted to division five alongside York University, Lincoln and York V.
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