Hornets still creating a buzz after latest victory

It’s so far so good for Amber Valley Hornets Ladies Hockey Club after their latest victory in the Derbyshire Division One.

Two cleverly lifted shots and a tap-in at the post gave Charlotte Welsby a first half hat-trick that set the Hornets well on their way to a second successive league victory.

And when Bev Allen took up her familiar position at the left hand post to knock the ball home, the Hornets were able to take a 4-0 lead into the break.

The second half saw good attacking play and several opportunities for both teams to get on the scoresheet.

Ashbourne defended in numbers and their goalkeeper made a number of fine saves but, as Emily Hall and Kate Turner started to push up the wings from defence, a quick free hit led to Sarah Joyce getting rewarded for her continuous efforts.

Then there was still time for Ashbourne to complete the scoring with a much deserved goal, but it was too late to catch the Hornets, who wrapped up a 5-1 win.

Hornets are at home to Asterdale 2nds in the league, with game starting at 10.30am at Ripley Mill Hill School.