Whitby Ladies hockey team earn opening 1-1 draw with Alnwick

Whitby Ladies hockey team played their first game of the season at home against Alnwick on Saturday, the team were thrilled to be back on the pitch after a long period of time on the sidelines.

Thursday, 30th September 2021, 6:43 am
Updated Thursday, 30th September 2021, 4:08 pm
Lisette Vincent Jones (left) with Whitby scorer Anna Sweeney and Nichola Kent (right) PHOTO BY BRIAN MURFIELD

The game started well with some nice passing and strong tackles, Whitby squeezed the pitch putting a good amount of pressure on Alnwick.

A lovely, calm and collected goal was scored by Anna Sweeney, who found herself in a lovely position on the penalty spot, this put Whitby Ladies one goal up.

The second half saw the Ladies fight as hard as they could, making good runs into space and saving several penalty corners but they were unfortunate to let Alnwick equalise the game.

The game finished with a 1-1 score.

This was not the result Whitby wanted but the ladies were pleased with their performance and look forward to the rest of the season.

The player of the match went to Sweeney for her wonderful goal and her effort throughout the game.

Whitby’s next game is on Saturday October 9, at home against Whitley Bay.