THERE were big wins for both Louth’s hockey first teams, with the men and women both scoring freely.
The women’s team saw off Cambridge University 2nds 8-0 at London Road.
Cambridge could only get together eight players and Louth used this to their advantage, making the ball do the work in the first half, but finding it difficult to show real aggression in front of the goal, allowing the Uni goalkeeper to have an outstanding game. Despite this Louth worked hard to lead the first half 3-0.
The second half saw Louth driving the ball forwards to create fluent passages of play penetrating the Uni side’s D, winning short corner after short corner. Louth used these chances to capitalise and ran out 8-0 winners with Charlie Bradley the pick of the bunch.
The men’s team picked up a 7-1 win at Bourne Deepings 4ths.
Louth started their campaign with fresh faces and new positions, a throng of determination to make this season count.
The first half started tightly, with Louth applying the majority of the pressure in Bourne Deepings’ D, but failing to utilise the attack to make their efforts into a goal. A late surge in the half saw Louth score a goal from a scuffle to make it 1-0.
Louth started the second half with real discipline by working the ball around the middle, spreading the ball wide using every player on the pitch, this spread of play opened up chances in the D, and every opportunity was seized. The final score was 7-1 to Louth with Will Trotter man of the match.