#lydneyHC under 14 mixed team- Sunday 11th November 2018

Lydney u14 mixed v Ross on Wye u14 mixed


On a beautiful sunny winters afternoon our under 14 mixed team faced Ross on Wye at home in our first game this season. The game started a bit slow with Ross getting the first goal and at half time the score was level at 1-1, however with some excellent guidance from Clive on the sideline and at half time and as the team adjusted to playing together and their positions the team went from strength to strength. It was an incredibly exciting game to watch with some very impressive skills, passing and intensity. Every single player wherever they played on the pitch put in 100% effort and it was a very well deserved 6-1 win. Special mention to Charlotte for being prepared to play for Ross in the second half to complete their team. Thank you Marcus for umpiring and organising refreshments and to Andy and all our fantastic supporters .


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Christmas Party 2018 – Save the Date


Sat 15th Dec 7:30pm

Miners Arms Whitecroft
more details to follow …

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@BaPSLHC II 2 – @LydneyHC III 4

Badminton and Pucklechurch II 2 – Lydney III 4 ( Berkeley Division 3 )
Saturday 3rd November 2018
B Worth, D Legge ( Captain ) S Mitchell, X Bennett, E Wilcox, E Parker, B Halford, R Wilcox, H Reece, K Peacey, L Bennett, E Curtis, L Salter.

Lydney 3s trip to Yate started with a sprightly attack straight from the first push back after which the ball didn’t make it into their defensive half before Xenia Bennett converted a cross into a perfect goal inside two minutes.

The relentless pressure continued for the next 12 minutes before the tally was doubled after Ellie Parker’s solo effort and wide shot found the back of the net via the far post.

The home team’s goalkeeper kept Badminton and Pucklechurch in the game, diving left and right with the agility of a Marvel super hero. The frustration felt by the visitors was doubled Just before half time when B&P closed the gap after mopping up a good save from Rachel Wilcox in the Lydney goal to bring the half time score to 1-2.

Ella Curtis used her impressive speed down the right wing, repeatedly finding her way through the B&P defence only to have her crosses squandered by the Lydney forwards.

The visitors continued to dominate the game extending the lead further with a cheeky individual effort from Bridget Worth. B&P replied immediately with a cracking shot from the edge of the D making for an excitingly close finish.

Xenia and Ella almost restored the two goal cushion with some delightful interplay beating the impressive B&P keeper but putting the goal fractionally too wide.

The game was put beyond doubt with just one minute left on the clock with a crafty run from Lauren Bennett on the flank as far as the 25, finishing up with a perfectly placed pass to Ella who slotted it home to earn both the points and the Man of the Match vote.

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#lydneyHC looking good in the review!!!


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#lydney HC 20th October 2018 results

Victory for all 3 of Lydney teams  !!! 

Lydney 1st team remain undefeated this season beating Plymouth Marjon away 0-1

Lydney 2nd team after no score first half went on to defeat BAC 2nd team away 0-3

lydney 3rd teams’ nailbiting game at home against Wotton under Edge 3 resulted in 4-3 victory.

Well done everyone !!!

No games this week next games 3rd November 2018

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#lydneyHC Lydney 3rds v North Wilts 2nds sat 13th October 2018

Lydney Ladies III team.

The third team travelled to Swindon on Saturday to take on North Wilts in this Berkeley league fixture.
Due to unavailability’s captain Debbie Legge had to encourage a couple of players out of retirement but Di Webb and Sarah Mitchel added some much needed experience to this young side.
The home side started the stronger, netting twice early on, but the young Lydney girls stuck to their task and in her first senior match Harriet Reece pulled one back just before half time.
North Wilts put Lydney under more pressure at the beginning of the second half and although Olivia Armstrong And Lauren Bennett battled hard they could not prevent Wilts extending their lead.
Some strong play from Xenia Bennett found Molly Chiswell in the D to score Lydney`s second.
North Wilts scored again to make it 4-2 but the Lydney girls kept battling and Tyler O`Brien got their third with 10mins to go. Lydney finished the game on top but could not manage what would have been a deserved equalizer.

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#lydneyHC – Lydney 2nds v North Wilts 3-1 sat 13th October 2018

Lydney 2nd X1 v North Wilts
Saturday 13th October 2018

Lydney’s 2nd team took to the home pitch shortly after our 1st teams’ 4-1 victory over Yate, hoping we would be able to share their good fortune. Our morale was high and we were determined to overturn what seemed like a recently formed habit this season of finding ourselves 2 down in the first half. The game was quite level even though we put the pressure on from the start but it wasn’t too long before we were awarded a short corner. Unfortunately they were too quick off the mark and gaining possession they managed to break through with pace which resulted in the shock of a goal to North Wilts. It didn’t take us long though to get back in our attacking D, this time, thanks to the decisive reflexes from Sara, we scored an equaliser. We were quickly back attacking which resulted in our second goal, one of pure beauty, a result of total composure from Lydia as she glanced up from the back line and neatly slipped the ball to Annie, poised and ready on the P spot, to slot it confidently past the keeper and into the goal. Keeping us on our toes it was their turn to put us under some pressure, storming the ball into our D with a powerful shot on goal expertly saved by Emma’s right glove sending the ball safely out of harms way keeping us in the lead at half time 2-1.
After Some words of advice from Lauren to sharpen our reaction times we started the 2nd half although with a spring in our step knowing that full focus and the need to step up our game in order to maintain the lead was required right to the end. With Ali’s perfectly timed tackles, Taylor’s grit and determination, Caitlin’s enthusiasm and excellence, which earned her well deserved MOM for taking up the challenge of covering a unfamiliar territory in central defence, along with Jane as our core strength in the middle our defence provided us with a great sense of security whilst constantly assisting our midfield to increase the pressure and feed the ball to our goal hungry strikers. Anna as usual being a constant threat to our opponent up the right wing driving the ball and swiftly cutting off any attempts to get the ball down that side. This resulted in quite a few exciting battles in the D and near misses. One of many agile assaults on goal by Michelle, whos adaptability on the pitch allowed her to step seamlessly into both midfield and striker positions as required throughout the game, almost resulted in a penalty flick as the ball got lost in the keepers pads however a few shorts followed instead. Eventually In a dramatic attack on goal it was Sophie who was able to outwit the keeper with her speed and agility and take our score up to an estatic 3-1. In one last bid to claw their way back North Wilts stormed our D and were awarded a short corner as the final whistle blew however despite their whole team taking to the D shortly into the corner the ball brushed one of their feet and the game was over with the score remaining at 3-1 to Lydney.

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