Jordan scores in Badsey draw

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BADSEY Ladies earned a 2-2 draw at home to Harborne in an entertaining Worcester League Division One encounter.

Badsey started well but it was Harborne who made the breakthrough mid-way through the first-half from a short corner.

The determined home side fought back, playing some good hockey and equalising when a well worked short corner routine was finished off by Lynne Ellarby.

In the second-half, the game was again end-to-end stuff as both sides sought to gain the advantage.

Badsey, for whom Karen Robinson was player-of-thematch, had slightly more possession and this paid off when Fi Jordan powered in an unstoppable shot from another short corner to take the lead.

However, Harborne were determined to protect their unbeaten record and scrambled an equaliser from a short corner. With the game on a knife edge, the final third saw pulsating action with both teams going all out for the win.

Badsey goalkeeper Rachel Leeming made a superb save to deny Harborne the winner.

  • Sarah Hall scored twice as Bretforton Ladies stamped their authority on the West Clubs North Division with an emphatic 4-0 victory over second-placed Leominster.

Bretforton attacked from the off and the first goal arrived when Sarah Hall lifted the ball home over the keeper.

Some brilliant defending from Sarah Cook denied a certain goal from a Leominster short corner and keeper Vicky Watkins also made an important save.

Things then got worse for the Herefordshire side as Julie Hall reacted quickest when the ball flew up in the air to make it 2-0. Bretforton played even better in the second- half with player-of-thematch Lisa Workman also working hard.

Their play was rewarded with a third goal, Hayley Whitehouse converting the rebound after Sarah Hall’s effort was blocked by the keeper.

Leominster were shellshocked and they failed to register a shot on target in the whole of the second-half.

The final goal was a welldeserved solo effort, Sarah Hall finding space to send a shot fizzing into the goal from the side.

  • Joe Icke and Jamie Powell both scored twice as Evesham Veterans defeated Droitwich 6-1.

Droitwich broke the deadlock with some good play down their right.

This spurred the hosts into action and took control through Icke and Powell (both 2), Leigh Robinson and Turner.

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