Dereham storm through cup tie
Dereham stormed into the second round of the national Hockey Association Cup at the weekend when they beat Cambridge City 6-2.Dereham attacked straight away, and it was the City goalkeeper who had their teams first touch of the ball saving from Mike Timm.
Dereham stormed into the second round of the national Hockey Association Cup at the weekend when they beat Cambridge City 6-2.
Dereham attacked straight away, and it was the City goalkeeper who had their teams first touch of the ball saving from Mike Timm.
Cambridge opened the scoring with their first attack, captain Sean Park's snapshot into the bottom corner beating keeper Tom Vaughan.
Dereham drew level when CJ Edwards slotted home.
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Just before the break, coach Dave Walton gave a debut to young Sam Plater, who made his mark as he finished with a reverse stick shot from an acute angle.
Timm then stretched the Dereham lead and Mark Braybrook added a fourth after intercepting the ball on the 25 before rifling a shot low to the keeper's left.
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Cambridge pulled one back when Park netted his second of the game but Dereham replied immediately as Timm added his second, beating the keeper with pace before rolling the ball into an empty net before. Braybrook completed the scoring.
Meanwhile, Dereham Ladies started their East Premier League season with an emphatic 4-1 win over last year's second place team Sudbury with a hat-trick from Eve P and a short corner goal from Donna.
Dereham's first goal came within two minutes from open play and was scored by Eve P which settled the team's nerves.
In the 16th minutes a well-rehearsed short corner routine resulted in a goal from Donna, which was followed by two attempts at goal by Dereham, which unluckily did not produce results. Sudbury were then down to 10 following an injury. A short corner for Dereham just before half-time put Sudbury under more pressure. The half-time score was 2-1 to Dereham.
The beginning of the second half saw a period of play by Dereham of utter dominance. The defence were unbreakable with Donna, Chloe, Helen, Cath and Beth allowing no way through. Chloe ran the ball out of defence, looked up, found Eve P who then ran 50 yards, beat three or four defenders and scored.
Dereham were putting Sudbury under so much pressure that they conceded a penalty flick that was not converted. Dereham then hit the post twice through Hannah and Eve P, and Dereham were then awarded two short corners in quick succession.
The last goal came from a well-worked short corner with Eve P scoring her hat-trick.