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Pauline gets Recognition at Hockey Awards

20 May 2018 at 16:58

Pauline Edgington's photo was recognised at the National Hockey Awards on the Wall of Recognition. Congratulations Pauline! Well deserved.


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L2: Top of the Table Clash

15 April 2018 at 18:25

Already promoted Stroud Ladies 2XI played top of the table Evesham and Badsey for their last match of the season. From the whistle, Evesham dominated, scoring 2 goals in five minutes. Stroud reorganised and the chances started coming but no goals. Evesham scored two more on the break before half time.

In the second half, Stroud started to pass around players and were rewarded with their first goal from Iona Strang. Evesham struck back with 2 more, then star player Amy Lloyd-Jones scored 2 more for Stroud. The Evesham responded and kept GK Emma Crowe-Smith very busy, giving a final score 8-3 and a win to Evesham.

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14 April 2018 at 14:59

Stroud L3 played with its usual determination, drive and enthusiasm.  The final score does not reflect the wave after wave of sustained attacking moves from Stroud.  All the forwards were in the firing line for glory, Sam Norman's glorious shot went just wide, Sarah Scott was unmarkable as she was time and time again in the right place at the right time, whilst Tabitha Dickson's runs up the right of the pitch were endless.  Claire Crosthwaite fired home Stroud's goal from one of the team's England team inspired short corners.  The mid-field of Kathy Williams, Marsi Whelan, Marie Louise Finch and Sian Freer worked tirelessly to support the Stroud forwards and to break down the Lansdown attack.  Grace Bedwell's marking of her player was impressive and that of Jules LeBihan crucial too but it was ultimately down to GK Ella Bullock to hold back the barrage of shots from the Lansdown forwards.  Di Furlong was awarded player of the match for her outstanding tackling and passing throughout the game.  This is the final post of the season for the lean, mean ladies' 3rd machine and we look forward to next season's challenges, opportunities and successes.  See you then!

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25 March 2018 at 12:34

After a 4-1 defeat in the first half Stroud was able to turn around its performance and win the second half.  A cracking goal from open play by Abbie Richardson in the first half for Stroud and a well executed short corner shot from Claire Crosthwaite in the second half kept Stroud very much in contention.   There was a dynamic performance in mid-field from Elaine Noone, and daughter Freya.  Anne Naybour, Sarah Scott and Marie-Louise Finch put together some great runs on the forward line, with Sian Freer coping well with the speed of the Bourton forward.  The defence needed to be tight and it was, with Di Furlong, Jules LeBihan, Martha Scott and GK Sara Price saving a barrage of shots.  Another great performance from this enthusiastic side.  Joint players of the match – Abbie and Anne.

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L2: Zoe saves the Day!

24 March 2018 at 22:10

Having secured promotion, it was double celebration for newly wed Stroud Ladies 2 GK Emma Smith nee Crowe as the team travelled away to Colwall and Malvern. Stroud 2's defence immediately found themselves under pressure until star player Zoe marked the opposition Centre midfield and contained the threat. Then having won several short corners, Emily Jones deflected shot on goal was defly put away by the fast reactions of Lizzie Woods before half time. The second half, saw Stroud press further but unable to score again. Colwall however did convert a short corners giving a final score 1-1. Stroud Ladies 2 with one game left are looking safe for promtion into Severn1.

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17 March 2018 at 18:30

Stroud faced the top of the table this weekend and gave a very creditable performance.  It was ‘busy at the back’ and GK, Ella Bullock kept a cool head to deal with each shot on goal in the way required.  Grace Bedwell, in her second match for the team, along with Di Furlong and Sian Freer were just as reliable with their rock solid marking of the Bourton forwards.  Stroud were awarded a number of short corners which were well executed but just went wide of the target, with forwards Sarah Scott, Tabitha Dickson and Sam Norman all on form.  Ella and Grace were joint players of the day.

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13 March 2018 at 08:47

Stroud 3 Yate 2
Following a short break from hockey due to the snow, the team were eager to get back on the pitch. This weeks game saw them face top of the league and an unbeaten Yate team- Stroud knew they had to produce a faultless performance. With Yate winning the toss they were quick off the mark. Stroud kept up with their pace and reacted well to the pressure. With Stroud maintaining their formation and structure it allowed them to control the game. As a result of this brilliant play Stroud were first to score with a goal from Lucy Moule. Yate reacted scoring 2 goals in quick succession. This meant Stroud trailed by 1 into half time.
After the half time break the intensity of the game remained high with both sides having chances to score. Stroud kept their cool throughout Yates attacking play and this resulted in Stroud scoring an equaliser, again from Lucy Moule.  In the last 10 minutes Stroud pushed hard to try and score a winner. This hard work and determination payed off due to Yate's unforced error, allowing Jenny Howorth to score in an open goal. The final score was Stroud 3 Yate 2. Player of the match went to Emily Campbell who, throughout the whole game held her own in the defensive circle disallowing Yate many opportunities. 

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13 March 2018 at 08:43

Stroud 3 Westberries 1
Stroud returned to their home pitch for this weeks fixture against Wick. From the outset there were periods of solid play from Stroud with the new members of the team settling in nicely. This built good foundations and allowed Stroud to have many chances on Goal. Westberries did well to defend this and in parts looked extremely dangerous on the attack. Stroud didn't let this affect there game and regained possession which resulted in Stroud scoring first. Following the goal Westberries restarted play and pressed Stroud well to equalise.
The second half saw Stroud continue to develop as a Unit and demonstrated some lovely passages of play allowing for Stroud to score another 2 goals in the second half. Westberries fought back and didn't give up until the final whistle. The final score was Stroud 3 Westberries 1 with goals from Freya Robb, Sarah Mace and Cerys King. Player of the match went to Lydia Wakefield who had a fabulous first league game in the 1st XI as a mid field. 

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13 March 2018 at 08:38

Redland UWE 6 Stroud 1
Stroud went away to Redland UWE for this weeks game. Stroud knew it was going to be a tough game so arrived in plenty of time for a good warm up and to get 'in the zone'. The game started well with Stroud not letting the Redland UWE home advantage influence the game. This was, however, short lived as Stroud gave away a penalty flick from which Redland UWE scored. Stroud didn't let this deter them and quickly equalised with a goal from reserve stick goal from Lucy Moule. Following this, Stroud settled into some nice hockey but it wasn't enough to match a strong and fast Redland side. The score at half time was 4-1 to Redland.
The second half saw much of the same with Redland UWE continuing to dominate the game and have the majority of the possession.  Despite the final score being 6-1, the second half saw a great improvement in Stroud's game- they stopped panicking on the ball and started working as a unit but it wasn't to be as Stroud couldn't break down a solid Redland UWE defence. Player of the match went to Angharad Roberts who had a cracking game in defence. 

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10 March 2018 at 18:03

Stroud gave another dazzling performance this week, dominating throughout their match with Lansdown 4th team.  This was a day for the forwards and they showed some impressive movement up the pitch.  Anne Narbour found oodles of space for her electric, solo runs whilst the perfect pairing of Hannah Scott and Sam Norman resulted in a shot from Hannah being deflected into the goal by Sam.  The mid-field too was impressive with Marie-Louise Finch and Marsi Whelan operating as a brick wall in the middle of the pitch and providing essential support for the forwards.  Sian Freer and Sandra Glass demonstrated some class moves and much clever stick work. The defence, when called into action, were up to the job:  new team member Grace Bedwell made an impressive debut and was awarded player of the match for her committed marking of the Lansdown left wing.  Kathy Williams' marking of a very nimble Lansdown forward was simply text book.  Although quiet in defence keeper Sara Price was on the case when called upon to save 2 shots from Lansdown with Di Furlong and Pauline Edgington providing calm back up when needed.  Three welcome points for a win.

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