Berwick Ladies win hockey league

Berwick Ladies 19-1 Livingston

By Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019, 10:48
League champions, Berwick Ladies.

BERWICK LADIES 19

LIVINGSTON 1

Berwick Hockey Club have ended their first season in East District Ladies Division Three as league champions.

The ladies moved into the Scottish League in August and have enjoyed a number of excellent results, despite fielding a particularly young team in every game.

However, Berwick waited until their final match of the season - against Livingston and West Lothian Ladies - to demonstrate just how much talent they have in the team, with a 19-1 win to seal a promotion into Division Two next year.

As the result intimates, Berwick held possession of the ball for most of the game and made numerous attacks upon the Livingston defence – one of which resulted in a goal from Michelle Stewart within minutes of the whistle.

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This early goal set the scene for the rest of the game, Stewart netting another seven goals before the final whistle, along with hat-tricks from Haley Garland and Erin Dundas, a super tap-in from Katie Thompson and four goals netted by (player of the match) Charlotte Alexander.

Livingston’s only goal came from a deflected ball bouncing off the back of the Berwick keeper’s pads only minutes from the final whistle.

Berwick are looking forward to moving up a league next season and hope to repeat their 154 goal-scoring performance in Division Two.

Unfortunately, it is still uncertain whether the astroturf in Berwick will be playable for home matches or not. As a result, the ladies may face another expensive season of travelling to every game.

Berwick Ladies, league champions for the 2018-19 season.