The ladies 4s welcomed Wimborne to Down Grange in their hope to continue their winning streak and they did not disappoint.

The first half saw an evenly matched game with no goals from either team. In the second half both teams stepped up with opportunities for both teams. Basingstoke proved the stronger team with the only goal being scored by Basingstoke with great interplay between Ulrike Maier and Megan Payne who got the final touch, lifting the ball over the goalie and finding the back of the net. The game ended with a well-deserved 1-0 to the ladies 4s.

Basingstoke Ladies’ 1s had an away game against the University of Bath’s 1st team, with the opening ten minutes seeing Basingstoke dominating possession and putting considerable pressure on Bath’s defence.

Against the run of play, a quick counter-attack resulted in Bath scoring their first goal from a cracking strike.

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Spurred on by this impressive goal, Bath quickly capitalised on their lead by scoring another goal from open play, this time a reverse stick shot. In the second quarter, Basingstoke fought back testing Bath’s defence, but their goalkeeper held firm, saving each attempt at goal.

Basingstoke won several penalty corners but credit to Bath’s defence for remaining solid. Basingstoke restructured themselves accordingly after half time and this steadied the ship, resulting in no goals in the third quarter. In the final quarter, with nothing to lose, Basingstoke attacked with gusto and relentlessness.

Bath’s goalkeeper made a few outstanding saves, thwarting Basingstoke’s attempts to score. Another quick counterattack from the opposition resulted in a well worked team goal. Despite an unflattering 0-4 loss, Basingstoke remains upbeat, with the next game against Bristol Firebrands scheduled for Saturday, October 17 at Down Grange at 2pm.

In other games, the ladies 2s lost 2-4 against Portsmouth, and the ladies 3s won 1-0 against Blandford.

The recently promoted ladies 5s were no match against Alton, losing 0-8, while the ladies 6s were please with their 2-1 win against Trojans.

The men’s 1s, won 5-3 against Havant, with the men’s 2s also sealing a victory with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth. It was a 0-3 loss for the men’s 3s in their match against New Forest, and a 3-0 win for the men’s 4s against Yateley and a 3-2 win for the men’s 5s in their game against Alton, with the men’s 6s drawing 1-1 against Romsey.

It was a 1-4 loss for the under 16 boys, in their friendly against Petersfield. There was some great hockey with a great goal from player of the match Finlay Newman.

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