Triton Hockey Club match reports

(Cheshire Women’s Hockey League Division Three)
Triton Ladies’ 2s gave a spirited performance away on the Wirral at the home of the Division Three leaders.
There were some impressive performances from defender Natalie Peever, player of the match Alex Milnes in goal and Kate Fallon, who was unlucky not to score.
But ultimately the home team’s strength in front of goal was the difference, scoring six times without reply.
Deeside Ramblers Ladies’ 3s 2, Lymm Ladies 3’s 1; Warrington Ladies 2s 1, Chester Ladies 3s 1; Winnington Park Ladies 2s 0, Wilmslow Ladies 3s 4; Neston Ladies 3s 4, Whitchurch (Shropshire) Ladies 1s 4; Oxton Ladies 2s 6, Triton Ladies 2s 0; Oswestry Ladies 1s 1, Timperley Ladies 4s 0. 
The Badgers enjoyed a great game away at Lymm but sadly lost 5-2 in a match much more even than the scoreline suggested.
The team started the game very strongly with Dan Reardon, Freya Diamond and Josh Lewis linking up to create chances. Triton won a number of penalty corners and took the lead from one when Alexander Mackey’s injection was slammed home by Tom Statham.
Lymm came back strongly and forced a number of good opportunities. In a crazy few minutes the home team scored three times despite some good saves from George Jenkins. Triton tried hard to get back in the match, Harry Topping gave the team good width on the right, Ben Brock ran in behind the Lymm defence on several occasions and Tom Statham shaved the post twice from further penalty corners.
The hosts added a further two goals on swift counter attacks.
The second half was a different story. James Bell and Jonathan Holme attacked well on the right as too did Freya Diamond behind the front two. Alexander Mackey and Tom Statham created opportunities from midfield but the Lymm keeper was playing very well.
When Lymm did pressure, the Triton D skipper Ben Truscott, Nathan Williams, Benji Townsend and Matthew Kerry defended superbly. 
Triton finally pulled a goal back from one of numerous penalty corners.
A switch in routine saw Statham feed the ball to player of the match Freya Diamond who put it through the keeper’s legs.
Despite more pressure the Badgers couldn’t add the extra goals that their play deserved. Unlucky, the team will play far worse than that and win.
In the final of the triumvirate against Oxton, the Ladies’ 3s went down to two late second half goals against the second-placed Wirral outfit.
The team played really well in the first period and defended stoutly, when needed, with keeper Karen Ruston leading the way along with Sandra Cartlidge, Karen Gooch and Becky Pitt. Jen Coleman went close to breaking the deadlock but at half-time the game deadlocked at 0-0.
The second half was a tale of Triton pressure that again couldn’t be capitalised upon. The hosts took the lead with just eight minutes remaining and then a second goal finished off the contest. It was a bitter pill to swallow to gain nothing from a terrific effort.
(Cheshire Women’s Hockey League Division One)
The ladies teams returned to league action after the Christmas break with a triple header against Oxton Hockey Club.
The Ladies’ 1s put up a brilliant display at home against the second placed-team in Division One.
Player of the match Michelle Price levelled for Triton, while Carol Malbon in goal thwarted Oxton’s efforts on a number of occasions.
The team really deserved a point from the game but the away team stole all the points with a second goal.
Northop Hall Ladies 1s 5, Golborne Ladies 1s 0; Lymm Ladies 2s 0, Crewe Vagrants Ladies 2s 2; Chester Ladies 2s 1, Bowdon Ladies 3s 3; Alderley Edge Ladies 3s 2, Deeside Ramblers Ladies 2s 1; Triton Ladies 1s 1, Oxton Ladies 1s 2; Macclesfield Ladies 1s 1, Winnington Park Ladies 1s 2.
Men’s 1s returned after the Christmas break with a friendly fixture against Winnington Park. 
Martin Gregory converted a penalty stroke while Will Turner and Tony Stevens both scored from open play.
However Winnington showed why they’re a division higher in the North West by securing a narrow 4-3 win.
The men’s league campaign resumes for all four senior teams at the weekend.


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