Tait leads the way as Ladies crush Leeds Uni

Scarborough Hockey Club's ladies. (Back row L-R) Kelly Brown ,Becky Boo Picken, Laura Teanby, Kate Dibb, Chloe Georgina, Stella Garside, Lilly Thompson.
(Front row L-R) Angela Tiernan, Anna Horton, Kirsty Tait, Bridgitte Picken, Helen Evans, Lattia Emms, Eliza McMillan. Pictures by Keith Meatheringham
Scarborough Hockey Club's ladies. (Back row L-R) Kelly Brown ,Becky Boo Picken, Laura Teanby, Kate Dibb, Chloe Georgina, Stella Garside, Lilly Thompson. (Front row L-R) Angela Tiernan, Anna Horton, Kirsty Tait, Bridgitte Picken, Helen Evans, Lattia Emms, Eliza McMillan. Pictures by Keith Meatheringham
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Scarborough Ladies looked to continue their successful start to the season when they came up against Leeds Uni 7ths and strong attacking display saw them take a 16-0 home win that helped to elevate them to second place in Division Five North.

Scarborough dominated from the first whistle and took an early lead through Bridgitte Picken.

Scarborough HC 2nds

Scarborough HC 2nds

Two more goals in quick succession gave the home side a comfortable 3-0 lead.

Scarborough continued to push and a steady stream of goals followed from short corners and open play.

Forward Kirsty Tait ended what had been a masterclass in finishing, with a special strike which saw the ball nestling into the top left corner of the goal and Scarborough took a 10-0 lead into the break.

The second half was much of the same, with Scarborough adding to their goal tally.

Scarborough Ladies in action

Scarborough Ladies in action

By the final whistle, the goals had come from all over the pitch with Tait hitting five, Kelly Brown four, Bridgette Picken three, Kate Dibb two and one each for Angela Tiernan and Helen Evans.

Scarborough 2nds took part in a thrilling 1-1 draw against Bradford 5ths.

The Scarborough lads were looking to maintain there 100% record and they started the brighter of the two teams.

Despite this, a rare attack from the away side resulted in them taking a 1-0 lead, the scores stayed that way until the interval.

Scarborough 2nds go on the attack

Scarborough 2nds go on the attack

After a shaky end to the first half Scarborough regrouped in a bid to find the vital equaliser.

The home side thought they had levelled early on through midfielder Will Palmer, but unfortunately his chip was outside of the D.

Scarborough forward Tom Leech had squandered numerous opportunities before finally levelling with 15 minutes to go.

The goal brought Scarborough to life and Bradford where unable to get out of their box, but he home side were unable to find the winner.