Although there are no league honours to compete for, Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) are still aiming to produce some good quality performances each week, writes Andrew Coley.
The club was able to turn out five sides at the weekend, despite the challenges of competing interests for players, in what would normally be the closed season for hockey.
On the men’s side of the club, there were two high scoring games, both against East Devon Hockey Club, played at Ottery St Mary.
A combined first and second team just missed out in a nine-goal thriller, going down 4-5.
But in the combined third and fourth team fixture, nine goals were also scored, but in this case, it was a 6-3 victory for the home side.
On the ladies’ side of the club, White Eagles provided the opposition for all three fixtures.
Playing away, the first team drew 2-2, while the combined seconds and thirds team beat White Eagles 2, 4-0 in a home fixture.
Meanwhile, the ladies’ fourth team also played a home fixture against White Eagles 3, losing 0-4.
Next weekend (May 1), the ladies currently have no fixtures lined up, but the men’s first/second team will be playing Isca C/D and the third/fourth team are due to play Exeter and Culm Vale Hornets B, with both fixtures due to be played at Ottery.