Ladies labour after showing early promise
Published at 07:37, Wednesday, 09 October 2013
WITH many familiar faces returning, as well as some new, Tynedale ladies put in a fabulous effort for their first hockey game in over six months.
With a very good weather forecast, the ladies were in full sprits for their game against Newcastle III, especially due to the fact they have new kit sponsored by a fellow player, and director and owner of The Teashed.
The first half had the ladies starting with one player down, but you would never have known as the girls fell into the old routine with great formation and scored a goal within the first 15 minutes.
The first goal of the season was scored by new player Cat John who continued to provide some excellent passing and runs, together with Carole Weatherly, up the middle of the pitch.
Newcastle III felt the pressure and moments before the half time whistle blew, scored a goal.
Tynedale have a new goalie, Tyla West, who did herself and the club proud, stopping many attempts at scoring from the opposition.
Half-time saw a re-jig of positions, and, with a full team of 11, the girls were ready to pull back the goals.
The weather and the game heated up in the second half, with another two goals scored by the opposition throughout the second half.
Some fabulous runs were provided by Gemma Stanhope and Sarah Cheesborough on the right, and Jules Quinn and Iona Mills on the left.
The defence players – Amy Keirl, Katy Brown, and Sue Crawford, were excellent, stopping many attempts at shooting, and clearing the ball nicely to the wings for some clear runs. Although defeated 3-1, Tynedale were extremely pleased to have played so well and pleased to be back in the Tynedale colours for another cracking hockey season.
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Meanwhile the Tynedale men’s first team were at a disadvantage, playing with only 10 men away at Stockton IV.
Three early goals from Tom Cant, Dan Burns and Duncan Douglas gave Tynedale a 3-0 half-time lead.
A yellow card for Greaves saw Tynedale down to nine men as Stockton pulled a goal back, in what can only be described as a controversial touch.
A late goal for Douglas, his second, saw a tired Tynedale run out 4-1 winners.
Credit to Tom Cant, James Rainford, Brook Fielding, Duncan Douglas and Liam Ridley who played two full games!
The team have now won two from two, ahead of a home game next week against old rivals Gateshead III.
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A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.