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Hockey: Successive victories for Salisbury
AFTER going two months without a win, Salisbury are suddenly celebrating consecutive six-goal Hampshire/Surrey Regional Division 2 wins.
They followed up a 6-3 mauling of Sunbury & Walton Hawks with an equally impressive 6-2 victory at Haslemere, writes Mike Vimpany.
Australia-bound James Hayward, pictured right, and Tom Morton each scored twice for Salisbury, who were 4-1 up at halftime.
Morton opened Salisbury’s account with Rory McTaggart, the architect of the first goal, also laying on a second for Ollie Budniak.
Morton grabbed a third before Haslemere got back into the game.
That goal proved a false dawn for the Surrey club as Hayward’s reverse-stick was guided in at the far post by Mike Draper to give the visitors a 4-1 interval lead.
Within ten seconds of the second half restart Haslemere trimmed the deficit to 4-2, but two clinically executed strikes by Hayward completed the scoring.
Hayward, who flies to Australia today to support England’s ailing Ashes campaign at the MCG, latched on to McTaggart’s pass to score the fifth and then reverse-sticked a sixth after Dan Dines had lobbed a perfect aerial pass into the Haslemere D.
AN injury ravaged Salisbury Striders returned a two-goal deficit to scramble a 2-2 draw away at West Wilts on Saturday.
IN junior hockey, Harriers under 12 boys picked up an emphatic 9-0 victory over Fareham in the Hants under 12s (South) league. Jamie Barker’s five goal blitz and Louie Davies’ hat-trick, with a solo effort from Tom Newton, completed the rout.
The under 12 boys Hawks fell to a 4-1 defeat at Romsey. Edward Wade got the visitors’ only goal.
Meanwhile, the under 14s enjoyed a 5-0 friendly win over Sandroyd School, inspired by Owen Henderson’s hat-trick.
Goals from Tim Garston, Jacomb Hansford (3), Nick Easterbrook (2) and Will Wade concluded a 7-0 win for the under 16s against New Milton at Brockenhurst College.The under 12 girls, captained by Alex Dunlop, secured a 5-0 win against Romsey.
Goals were netted by Bea Martin, Izzy Viant, Elizabeth Balls, Sasha Henley and Tash Miskin.
Salisbury under 16 girls beat Winchester 4-2 after Jess Hirst, Tash Morgan, Laragh Stoppani and Ailsa Rauh got on the score sheet.