Saturday, November 3

Verde Recreo Hockey League

Southern Two

BUDE fell to just their second defeat of the season after being thrashed 7-2 by visiting Caradon at Budehaven Sports Centre.

Both teams started well but it was second-placed Caradon who broke the deadlock early on with a breakaway goal, which was smartly finished into the bottom corner.

Bude remained composed and were rewarded when Adam Reeve was on hand to put the ball home and level the score from close-range.

Caradon then stepped it up a gear with sustained pressure combined with poor marking meant they got in behind Bude’s defence on a number of occasions which resulted in them scoring twice more by the end of the first-half. 

Bude regrouped at half-time and came out fighting but they just could not cope with the pacy and skilful midfield of Caradon who controlled the game. This domination gave them the platform to score another three goals without reply from Bude and make the game safe.

Bude battled to the bitter end and did not let the scoreline get to them and pulled a consolation goal back when Thomas Hall went on a trademark run and finished it with a neat reverse stick goal into the bottom far corner.

Caradon had the last say as an excellent short corner was drag flicked into the top right-hand corner to give them a convincing win.

Bude will need to take it on the chin and dust themselves off as they face another tough test away to Penzance on Saturday (2.30pm).

West Clubs Women’s Hockey League

South Division

Bude 2

White Eagles 0

FIRST-HALF goals from Charlotte Prime and Diane Old gave Bude a well deserved home victory over White Eagles on Saturday.

The home side dominated the first-half with both goals coming from short corners.

The first came via a deflection from Prime before an excellent strike from Old found the backboard.

The hosts dropped the pace slightly in the second-half and gave their Taunton-based visitors the opportunity to win a few short corners. But they defended well to keep them out and ensure they moved up to fifth with seven points from four games.

The ladies are also in action at Penzance Astro Park on Saturday as they face the bottom side two hours before the men.