19th November 2022
Bristol & West Jaspers [5-0] Redland 2
Report by Hannah Bryant
What a beautiful morning for hockey. A crisp autumn day with not a cloud in the sky for this weeks fixture, B&W Jaspers vs Redland on home turf.
The match got off to a quick start with B&W Jaspers coming out the blocks at high tempo, winning a short corner early on.
Converted by Hannah Bryant with a quick reverse stick shot from a rebound off the keeper. BWJ kept possession well but Redland slowed down the pace as the game hit a bit of a stalemate, although Redland not looking likely to equalise. Just before half time, BWJ won another short corner, this time it went short to Toni Clothier who knew exactly where the back of the net was, with a direct hit beating the Redland keeper. 2-0 to the home side at the half time whistle.
After some wise words from the captain, BWJ knew they had more gears and headed back out to put the game to bed. The second half consisted of lots of pressure on the Redland defence, some great saves from their keeper and cries of
‘Shot or short’ from the sidelines.
BWJ did exactly that and won multiple short corners. Goal number 3, Hannah Bryant lined up for a drag flick which was unfortunately going wide, but fortunately tapped in by the Redland defender. 3-0.
Another short corner, a hat trick on the cards. The ball came to the top of the circle, pushed out to the right slip, passed beautifully to the penalty spot by Anna Williams and slotted in by Hannah, hat trick for the number 4, making it 4-0.
The final flurry from BWJ came from, you guessed it, another short corner! Strike from the top of the circle from Claudia Dark, which fell to Annie Clay on the back post with a slap in, to make it 5-0!
There were many opportunities for the BWJ girls, with great attacking threat from Carly Ramsey and Claudia Dark, both getting assists. Clean sheet for the defence with solid tackles and clearances from Michelle Lovell.
Spirits high after a great win, leading the one’s into their furthest away fixture next week……..Leominster.