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Sevenoaks women’s 1s set sights on England Hockey league title

Sevenoaks Hockey Club’s Women’s 1s finished as runners up in last season’s England Hockey Division One South and they have continued their positive run into this year’s campaign.

In their opening weekend Sevenoaks fought hard for a well-earned draw at home to Slough 2-2, however it was Kent rival day on Saturday versus a very versatile Canterbury side again at Hollybush Lane.

The game started extremely fast with two goals for Sevenoaks in the first half. A lovely bit of skill and a powerful shot from Tash Brennan started the scoring and then another left hand side attack leading from Mackenzie Bell to a short corner.

A well-executed short corner ended with Maddie Thompson scoring and taking Sevenoaks 2-0 up going into the second half.

The second period was what they call a ‘professional performance’, with some good hockey being played by both sides. The half ended goalless, with Sevenoaks defending a few short corners extremely well, denying Canterbury the chance of scoring. It was a great team performance by Sevenoaks to give the home crowd a confident win.

Sevenoaks travel for the first time this season to Rochester where they will face Holcombe HC who have had an indifferent start to their league campaign.

Elsewhere in the women’s game, Tunbridge Wells kept their 100% record going with a convincing 6-0 win over Bexleyheath & Belvedere, whilst HC Knole Park were held in their match away at East Grinstead 2nd, 3-3. This was Knole Park’s first dropped points since January, and their first draw in a league match since their inception in 2019.

Edenbridge put their first points on the board for the season after beating Ashford 3rd 2-1 at home.

Highlights from the men’s game saw Sevenoaks win five of their eight games, whilst Tunbridge Wells 1s also maintained their 100% start to the season, matching their female counterparts.

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