Bury Ladies boost their promotion hopes at home

HOCKEY - Bury St Edmunds Ladies 1 v Christchurch 1 ANL-160131-235800009
HOCKEY - Bury St Edmunds Ladies 1 v Christchurch 1 ANL-160131-235800009
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Bury Ladies secured a crucial win in their quest for promotion from Division Two North-East of the East Women’s League.

The league leaders opened the scoring through Sinead Collins in an even first period.

After the break, Bury continued to put pressure on the Christchurch defence, spending the majority of time in the visitors half.

Sharon Holton scored to put Bury 2-0 up and, after a number of short corners, Liv Rush added a third with a strike from another corner.

Bury created more chances but were unable to add to their tally.

Bury Men suffered another result which did not reflect the share of the play during a 2-0 reverse to Cambridge Nomads.

Nomads created two chances and scored from both, in a game where Nik Ciappi went closest to scoring for Bury when his shot hit the post.

Bury II bagged a 5-2 victory over Ipswich Cranes

Rob Shone in the Bury goal made a fine diving save to ensure Bury reached half time leading 2-1 after goals from Richard Peck and Dom Kavanagh – returning to hockey after a nine-month enforced injury lay-off.

The points were secured shortly after half-time with two quick goals from Bury – the second a fine reverse hit from the top of the D by Kavanagh.

Michael Thompson (2), Paul Lawrence (2), Tim Thompson and Harry Gale were all on target as Bury III defeated Watton 6-2.

Bury IV’s boosted their survival hopes with a 4-3 victory at Dereham.

Dereham took control to go 3-1 up by a stirring comeback ended with Alex Jones scoring a decisive winner.

Bury V defeated Ipswich Cranes 4-0.