Varsity Women’s Hockey Report

6th May 2015

UoN 1-0 NTU

Women’s hockey post-match interview:

After an intense battle, and a strenuous effort from both teams, the University of Nottingham notched up another win in the women’s hockey. Despite putting in a resolute performance, the Trent goalkeeper was finally beaten by a rebounded effort just three minutes from time to secure a deserved, if somewhat fortuitous victory for the University.

In hurricane like winds, about 150 fans took their places at Highgate to see an evenly matched game, where for all of the attacks from the University of Nottingham, they failed to make any of them count, including three short corners. Trent on the other hand looked dangerous on the break away and themselves could not be written out of the game.

It never looked like being a repeat of last year’s 7-0 hammering for the University of Nottingham, but they were on top for the majority of the game but could not beat the Trent goalkeeper. She made numerous top quality saves to deny many promising attacks, some of which brought cheers from the watching crowd.

Her luck was not to last until the final whistle, as after a scramble in the box, the Trent keeper could only save an effort and push it as far as University of Nottingham’s number 8, Harry, who volleyed in from close range, to spark muted celebrations from the touchline as spectators tried to work out if the goal had been scored or not. From there, both teams carried on attacking but the University held out to win 1-0.

David Saunders, with interview by Patrick Hildred