St Albans 1 Buckingham 7
By Zak Jones
Magnificent Seven For Buckingham In The Cup!!
On Sunday Buckingham travelled to Hertfordshire to take on East Conference side St Albans in the second round of the cup. With youngster Karen Wildman
making her debut, Buckingham put on a impressive display to run out comfortable victors. In a performance that showcased the speed, tempo and intensity of premier league hockey, Buckingham came away 7-1 winners, with a hat-trick for Player of the Match Phoebe Richards
, two more for Tash James
and one apiece for Lottie Porter
and Maddy Newlyn.
Pheobe Richards opened the scoring shortly followed by a goal from top scorer Tash James
. Maddy Newlyn then finished from close in and James' second of the game made the score 4-0 at half time. Some flowing hockey at the start of the second half resulted in another two goals in quick succession. Lottie Porter
firing home after a good save from the St Albans keeper denied her initial shot. Richards then scored her second after a flowing counter attack. St Albans scored a late consolation goal from a penalty corner before Richards completed her hat-trick, swatting home a high rebound after the St Albans keeper had made a superb save from a seemingly unstoppable shot from Newlyn.