HOCKEY: Flying start for Bassett
WOOTTON Bassett men started their East Central 1 season in style with a 7-1 victory over Bath Buccs.
The result never seemed in doubt as Kyle Barnes netted four goals, with Mark Turner adding a brace and Mark Tolley scoring one in what was a strong team performance.
The nature of Bassett’s performance was highlighted by the fact five players were tied for the man of the match award.
Things didn’t go as well for the men’s second team as they lost 2-0 to West Wilts B despite a player of the match performance by Craig McLaughlin, while Pete Sammon scored a hat-trick as Bassett 3rds beat West Wilts 4ths 4-2.
Bassett Ladies’ season got off to a bad start as they lost 3-1 to local rivals Marlborough. Bassett went a goal down early in the match through a slick Marlborough short corner, before going in at the break 2-0 down.
Player of the match Zara Salisbury and the rest of the Bassett defence started the second half strongly as they pulled a goal back, but It wasn't enough as Marlborough added a third before the end of an open and flowing match.
Elsewhere, the Bassett Ladies 2nds produced an emphatic 10-0 win against Devizes 2nds with four goals for Abi Isles and a player of the match performance from Kat Anderson.
The Ladies 3rd team kicked off their season with a 5-2 defeat to City of Bath 3rds, with both Bassett goals coming from Jenny Jones while Frankie Birmingham was named player of the match.
The club are always looking for new players of all ages and standards.
Ladies training is at 7.30pm every Wednesday with men’s training at 8pm every Thursday at the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy School.
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In Central 2, North Wilts men were left stunned by an early goal before they eventually fell to a 4-2 home defeat to North Somerset.
Wilts were missing a number of key players and started slowly before slipping behind after five minutes, and they never really recovered before slipping to defeat.
It was a similar story for the club’s second team, as they were hit for six by Chippenham D resulting in a 6-1 defeat.
Wilts were only one down at the break, but after the interval Chippenham stormed into a 6-0 lead before Tom Wilson notched a consolation goal.
North Wilts Ladies enjoyed a successful weekend in Wessex Division 1 as they beat Devizes 5-0, although the 2nds went down 10-0 at Badminton.
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