Hockey: Huddersfield Dragons Hockey men and women results from weekend of February 13 and 14
Feb 17 2010 by David Lockwood, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
HUDDERSFIELD men’s first team claimed their first away win since opening day when they beat Marton Furness 5-2.
Buoyed by their previous strong display, Huddersfield opened the scoring through Lovatt and held the lead until half time.
Dragons began the second half with much more purpose and man-of-the-match Jimmy Swinden finished a solo run with a low shot into the corner before deflecting in No3.
Instead of pushing on, however, Huddersfield then went to sleep and the home side hit them on the break with two quick goals.
Huddersfield pulled themselves together at that point, and Rob Kelly capitalised to smash home before Swinden finished off a hat trick.
Squad: Howarth, Hannam, Beatson, Buckley, Kelly, Gregory, Courtney, Fletcher, Lovatt, Keaveney, Swinden (J), Hirst, Pemberton.
Huddersfield Dragons II 4
City of York 3
IN this top of the table clash, both sides recognised the importance of the win and the impact it could have on the remainder of the season, and it was Lee who gave Dragons first blood.
York equalised, but Dragons regained the lead through Foster, while Haigh and Kaye combined for the latter to finish with a pinpoint strike.
Foster made it four before York began to hit back, counter-attacking with long balls and pulled two back.
Huddersfield were able to hold on and claim pole position in Yorkshire Division II.
Sheffield University Bankers VI 0
Huddersfield Dragons III 3
THE Thirds played some attractive hockey.
Beaumont struck the first blow after 20 minutes, and the same player added a second.
Huddersfield lost some momentum in the second half, and it took some great defending from Jacob Barker, Lee Maddaford and Dave Hales to deny Sheffield before the visitors notched a third.
Huddersfield Dragons IV 7
Sheffield University bankers VII 1
THE fourth team had to start the match with only 10 men until Matthew Gardner arrived late. But he then went on to win the man of the match with a hat trick.
Gardner struck twice in the first half, before Chris Parkes slotted the third after the break. Gardner then made it four, while Connell (2) and Parkes with his second took the game away from Bankers, who scored a late consolation.
Wigan 4 Huddersfield Dragons 1
ANOTHER disappointing result for the Dragons in which they again missed chances.
Dragons were unable to capitalise while Wigan broke clear three times and scored on each occasion!
A Laura Thomas free-hit allowed Liz Maddaford to slip it to Sarah Walters who finished with aplomb to give the Dragons a ray of hope.
But it wasn’t to be.