Hockey – Conisborough 6 Rotherham 1 (Men) Conisborough 7 Doncaster YMCA 0 (Ladies)

January 1923

Mexborough & Swinton Times January 13


Conisborough Victoria (Men) 6, Rotherham 1.

At Conisborough. Neither team was at full strength but a good game ensued.

Rotherham were dangerous first, and a very fine piece of individual work on the part of Wellford resulted in that player working his way right into the circle to open the scoring for Rotherham. It was not long before the equaliser was obtained, Meacock banging one in hard, and this was followed up by a neat inverted stick goal from Moore, who played inside left instead of his customary position at outside right. Victoria´s whole forward line was experimental and it took some time to settle down, but when it did do so its presence was felt. Just before half-time, F. Appleyard sent in a terrific shot which gave Wallis no chance.

After the resumption both sides played well and raids were numerous, but Rotherham never hot quite into Victoria´s circle. R. Soar cleverly worked his way through the field and topped the effort by scoring a good goal, then Meacock demonstrated his smartness by nipping in to convert a pass put in almost from the line. Then Gething did some really good work eluding a number of opponents, but the goalie fell on his shot and smothered it. Though the effort merited a goal. F. Appleyard again distinguished himself by adding a sixth. This player scored his first goal of the season last Saturday, but improved on it in this match, when he scored two.

I hope the rate of progress will be maintained, as Mexborough are the visitors on Saturday. In Rotheham´s defence Foggarty, who plays Irish style hockey, gave a polished exhibition, making some wonderful clearances, whilst Gow and G. Soar played well for the home team.

Victoria (Ladies) 7, Doncaster Y.M.C.A. 0.

At Doncaster. Doncaster were short of players so Victoria lent two, and a nine-a-side game was played.

Two minutes from the start Miss E. Walker
found the goal. All the play was in the Doncaster half, and Miss O. Stevenson scored two good goals before half-time, then went on to complete her hat-trick on the resumption of the game.

The second half was somewhat more even, and Miss E. Rawding scored, then after twice hitting the post Miss O. Bailey found the net. Just before time, Miss E. Rawding had an exciting duel with a defender which ended in her scoring another goal and Victoria won seven clear goals.

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