Birkdale Staff Hockey Triumph
- Published: Monday, 20 March 2017 09:35
The staff team was ultimately triumphant in the fourth annual match against the Birkdale Ladies 1st XI. In the final game of a busy season, the staff were rampant after Mr Clifford opened the scoring in the eighth minute.
Missing Dr Greenhalgh’s reassuring presence in goal this year, the staff quickly trebled their lead through two quick goals from Mr Alsop; whilst Mr King, Mr Jones, Mr Cook and Ms Shelton formed a solid midfield. Mr Horner, Ms Butterworth, and Mr Lidbury defended intelligently, but couldn’t stop Maddie Ward from clipping in two precise finishes for the ladies. Fortunately for the staff, they were able to consolidate with two goals from Mr King – one, a scramble that involved at least seven other staff players having efforts thwarted by the impressive Natasha Johnson in goal!
With the likes of Rebecca Fowler, Sophie Brotherston, Dana Ai, Ward and Johnson making their final appearances in this fixture, the ladies presented a formidable challenge, however the much-improved staff team walked away victorious. Great fun was had by all – despite the weather!