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HOCKEY: Burnham downed by Eagles
2:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014 in Sport
Burnham 2, White Eagles II 3
BURNHAM Ladies were unable to complete a second-half comeback against leaders White Eagles, as they went down by the odd goal in five on Saturday.
They trailed 3-0 at half-time, but second half goals from Amy Edmundson and Kerry Harvey almost earned a draw for the home side, but the all-important third goal eluded them.
Burnham battled hard during the first half but Eagles managed to break down the defensive line of Emma Ballard, Sarah Johnson, Nicki Glanville and Jenna Bushell to put away a well-practiced goal.
Eagles took the upper hand with a second goal, but Burnham stayed in the game and, at a Burnham short corner, the ball pushed by Amy Edmundson just refused to cross the line.
Eagles managed to score a third goal shortly before half time, making it 3-0.
After a team talk at half time, Burnham made their way to the attacking D on several occasions, with June England nearly able to finish with a goal.
At last, Burnham’s chance came from a hit in from top of the D by Hunt, which Edmundson swept into the back of the goal.
Burnham continued to battle, with Ballard and Johnson both making moves to the D from the back, but were unable to score.
Burnham’s luck then changed as Kerry Harvey finally found space at the top of the D to net Burnham’s second goal.
Keeper Sian Kelly kept the White Eagles attack at bay while the forward line continued to push for the goal.
The defence of both teams had a short tennis interlude, with each team proving they could hit the length of the pitch.
Sadly, even with the advantage of a couple of short corners, Burnham were unable to score again and the match ended in White Eagles’ favour.
Emma Ballard was voted player of the match.
Sponsored by The Rosewood PH.
l Burnham are at home to Weston-super-Mare IIs on Saturday.
WEST CLUBS WOMEN’S LEAGUE Sedgemoor Division 2 P W D L Gd Ps White Eagles 2 14 12 1 1 30 37 Chard 13 9 1 3 35 28 Burnham 14 7 0 7 19 21 ECVH 2 13 6 3 4 9 21 Minehead 2 14 6 1 7 -8 19 Taunton CS 14 5 0 9 -3 15 Weston SM 2 13 4 0 9 -29 9 White Eagles 3 13 1 2 10 -53 5