Hockey – Conisborough 8 Pitsmoor 3

March 1923

Mexborough & Swinton Times, March 3rd

Conisborough (Men) 8 Pitsmoor 3

At Conisborough. After the rain and snow the circles were treacherous for the defenders, and for the first 10 min, the forwards, being numerically superior, were at a great advantage and five goals were scored.

After this defenders on both sides became “acclimatised” and how the attack much better. The midfield was in quite good condition considering the soaking the ground had undergone.

The game open sensationally for Pitsmoor, a team which had eagerly awaited this fixture, swooped down to score the first 2 min. The resultant bully saw Victoria take the ball to the other end, where E.N.B.Meacock equalised with a very fine inverted stick shot. Reg Soar and Ben Clarkson quickly added two more, and H.Scott got his second goal for Pitsmoor. Some great play found the home team scoretwo more goals through R.Soar and A.G.Moore, the half-time score being 5-2 in favour of Victoria.

Conisborough pressed on recommencing, but Housley, in the Sheffielder´s goal, brought some clever saves. A corner was forced and R.Soar converted, to register his seventh hat-trick of the season. He shortly afterwards obtained the finest goal of the match, going through the field in really great style to get his fourth and the home teams seventh. A well-placed shot from an awkward angle on the left resulted in B.B.Clarkson notching number eight. H.Scott completed his hat-trick with a good shot from the centre, and the game finished Victoria 8, Pitsmoor 3.

Victoria is doing very well again this season and the men’s team has secured 85 goals to 23.

There is a hard task before them on Saturday (today) when Normandy Park will be visited, and what is one of the strongest teams in Lincolnshire will be encountered. The latest team also make the same journey to play the Normandy Park ladies. This is a trip which is eagerly look forth throughout the season, for this Lincolnshire club possesses one of the finest hocking grounds in the country, situated in Sir Berkely Sheffield’s beautiful park within sight of the mansion there. The turf is delightfully springy and the playing conditions are of the best. Not the least part of this outing is the tea and dance which takes place after the match at the fine old Sheffield Arms Hotel, at Burton Stather, on the Humber´s, bank

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