THE Basingstoke Hockey Ladies sponsored by KJ Smith solicitors final warm-up game before their first ever season in the National League, was a trip to Bromley and Beckenham.

Basingstoke started well, with a brilliant run down the right wing from captain Catriona Bausor, who used her skills to maximum affect, managing to win a penalty corner, which unfortunately did not convert to a goal.

Bromley responded in kind leading 1-0 lead just before the end of the first quarter.

It was much the same for the second quarter, with the teams evenly matched.

However, Bromley’s dynamic duo of Argentinian players showed immense individual skill in winning a number of successive penalty corners and Bromley made it 2-0.

Basingstoke made some astute tactical changes and had an impressive third quarter attack down the flanks, this paid dividends with Nic George scoring a goal from a rebounded ball.

It was all to play for in the final quarter, and credit to Bromley’s goalkeeper who saved Basingstoke’s flick. Bromley then scored twice to win 4-1.

Camberley welcomed Basingstoke fourths for a friendly and led 1-0 at half-time.

In the second half Megan Payne evened the game with a cracking goal, followed by Izzy Hussey scoring their second goal.

Camberley equalised, but Basingstoke netted a third goal through Beth Flintoff and Megan Payne completed a fantastic well deserved 4-2 win.

The fifth team met their match in a hard fought friendly against Alton who led 2-0 at the break.

In the second half Basingstoke came back fighting, using the full width of the pitch and letting the ball do the work.

A brilliant run down the right wing from player of the match Fortune Belcher, who passed the ball to Lyn Wood who hit the back of the net.

The equaliser came from Toyah Jefferies, but Alton grabbed a third to win 3-2.

The sixths travelled to Camberley with a mixed team of new and established players.

Basingstoke worked hard from the on-set with strong attacking play, which saw them taking the lead just before half-time with goals from Luci McCallum and Joey Lockyear.

In the second half, Camberley hit back winning 3-2.

A solid performance from the under-16 girls unfortunately saw them lose 4-3 against Camberley and Farnborough.

In their opening game of the season, the under-12 boys had their first game entertaining Camberley and Farnborough.

The team started well with the opening goal coming from Dylan Brockbank.

The visitors responded with an equalising goal as they beat goalkeeper Luke Baldwin one-on-one.

Basingstoke worked as a unit with good possession forcing a short corner which was converted by Brockbank and he then netted his hat-trick strike. A great goal from Cian O'Reilly completed a 4-1 win.

Basingstoke Hockey Club is hosting Macmillan world’s biggest coffee morning at Maidenwell Pavilion at Down Grange on Friday, September 27, 10am-2pm. Join us to enjoy breakfast and cakes. Everyone is welcome.

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