Skipper Cath Hossain feels Hereford 2nd unlucky in defeat by Gloucester 3rd

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CAPTAIN Cath Hossain was pleased with Hereford 2nd’s efforts despite a 1-0 home defeat against Gloucester 3rd in the West Clubs’ Women’s League Severn Division One.

The new skipper hailed player-of-the-match Deri Horan, who shone in defence, and felt her team should have salvaged something from the match.

“It was a good team performance and we did not deserve the final scoreline,” said Hossain.

Di Feely almost levelled for the hosts.

Hereford Ladies’ first-team crashed 4-2 at Gloucester 2nd in Premier Division Two A and Leominster romped to a 7-1 home win over Wootton Bassett in the North Division.

Ross-on-Wye sealed a 3-1 home win against Shipton Oliffe in Severn Division Two but Colwall and Malvern 2nd suffered a 7-9 hiding at East Glos 2nd in Division Three.

Jenny Layton’s last-gasp goal gave Kington a 2-1 win at Chepstow in South Wales Division One. Layton fired the winner following a fine pass from Ruth Smith.

Kington fought back from 1-0 down at the break and had earlier drawn level through player-of-the-match Emma Reddock.

Fenella Mott, Emma Turner and Claire Fairbrother all worked hard in Kington’s midfield.

Hereford captain Mark Allen praised youngsters Leo Mather and Matt Fox after a 4-0 defeat at Whitchurch 3rd in Conference North of the Davis Wood Hockey League.

Hereford are without Andy Rogers and Jon Mundy, who have left the playing staff, this season and Allen expects the young guns to feature heavily.

Ed Healey and Josh Watkins netted in Leominster’s 2-2 draw at Bristol and West.

Tim Miller scored four goals in Hereford 2nd’s 6-1 win at Lydney 2nd in The Marches One. Richard Brown and Monty Rudge also scored for Hereford, who bagged five goals in the final 10 minutes as Lydney tired.

Newly-promoted Ross chalked up their second successive win in a 2-1 home success against Llanfair and Caerphilly in De Cymru and The Marches Two.

Adrian Williams and Tom Walton netted for Ross, who were pleased to see Kristian Franklin make a speedy recovery after being struck with the ball.

Matt Thomas’ double and a strike from Sam Keenan sealed Hereford 3rd’s 3-0 home win over Ross 2nd in a Marches Two derby.

Alex Derham and George Lawson made home debuts for Roger Keep’s side and Dan Westerby starred.

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