Hamilton’s brace puts daylight between Tangerines and the rest of the table

PUBLISHED: 11:21 16 February 2015

Lexi Hamilton scored two at Bishop's Stortford. Picture: Chris Hobson

Lexi Hamilton scored two at Bishop's Stortford. Picture: Chris Hobson

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St Albans Hockey Club’s ladies’ 2nds put seven points between them and second in the league after taking a valuable scalp at Bishop’s Stortford.

St Albans U12 girls: (L to R): Jemima Bisseker, Florence Gravatt, Molly Wingate, Freya Woolgrove, Erin Hugo, Natasha Fenn (GK), Mercedes Ivanoski, Lucy Worsley, Cailin Waddell with coach Malcolm Emmerson.St Albans U12 girls: (L to R): Jemima Bisseker, Florence Gravatt, Molly Wingate, Freya Woolgrove, Erin Hugo, Natasha Fenn (GK), Mercedes Ivanoski, Lucy Worsley, Cailin Waddell with coach Malcolm Emmerson.

Two goals from Lexi Hamilton saw the Tangerines to a 2-1 win and keep them in a dominant position at the top East of England Division One. The ladies now need only one more win to secure promotion to the Premier Division.

In Divsion Two, the 3rds earned a point with a 1-1 draw against Potters Bar after a goal from rising young star Em Thompson.

Elsewhere, the men’s 7ths won 2-1 against Bedford Vets with goals from Harry Hemsi and Alex Schofield and the 4ths held Royston 2nds to a 2-2 draw after a brace from Matt Cade.

In other age groups, the future of the club is looking bright as the youth section goes from strength to strength with some real talent being shown in both the girls’ and boys’ teams. The U12 girls, coached by Malcolm Emmerson and Andre Hugo, sit at the top of Division One in the Chiltern League after three wins in a row and some fantastic displays of hockey.

The club will be building on this talent by running an advanced hockey camp this Easter, along with their usual junior camp. The advanced camp will be for players aged 14-19 and both advanced and junior camps will benefit from specialist coaching from England internationals James Bailey and Ellie Watton.

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