ND Hockey pushing for titles on two fronts

North Devon Gazette

North Devon Hockey Club first team continued their excellent form with a 2-1 victory over a spirited University of Exeter team, to leave them just two points behind league leaders Okehampton. Â

Ash Thorne intercepted an early wayward clearance to release Guy Cockcroft, who calmly slotted home to add to his tally of 11 goals in five matches since returning from injury.  Â

Moments of brilliance in the form of a goal line flick save by Man of the Match Michael Cuthbertson, and a terrific aerial interception by Ben Cox, couldn’t make up for the weary legs, and the Uni side were able to snatch an equaliser. Â

Far from capitulating, North Devon were galvanised by this, and the winner arrived after quick thinking and sharp passing from Cockcroft, who managed to slide the ball through to Thorne to deflect into the net. Â

North Devon 2nds maintained their 100% record with a hard-fought 3-0 win over Sidmouth and Ottery 4ths.Â