Hockey men plug a Leek to stay sixth

DONCASTER Men's Hockey Club romped to a 4-0 win over third-placed Leek in National League Division Three (North).

Monday, 15th October 2007, 3:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th October 2007, 10:42 am

The Town Fields club, who started in sixth place, broke the deadlock after 25 minutes’ end-to-end play when good work by Oliver Ward fed the ball through to Jonathan Redfearn after some good build-up play.

Jonathan Jenkin made it 2-0 three minutes later following a five-man passing move from a penalty corner which had only being partially cleared.

Colin Edwards helped Doncaster turn the screw just after the break following a good cross by Andy Appleton.

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Australian Nick Budgeon, who has joined the club for a second season, completed the scoring from a penalty corner two minutes from time.

Budgeon, who has now scored seven goals in three games, will be helping England international Matt Taylor at a forthcoming autumn development camp at the club on Wednesday, October 31.

The course, which is aimed at improving both basic and advanced hockey skills, will run from 10am-4pm and is open to boys and girls aged between 10-16 years.

The cost of the course is 12.

Further details can be obtained from Graeme Gibson (07768 950461), Leigh Hodgson (07919 180243) or by e-maiing [email protected]

Budgeon, a Tasmanian Under-21 player, will be involved in junior coaching at the club and will also be going into local schools.

n Doncaster stalwart Russell Saywell has copped a spot in the British Police squad for a prestigious inter-services tournament early next year.

A police support community support officer based in Cantley, Saywell has played for the Town Fields club since the age of 11.

The youngest member of the police squad, Saywell currently plays for the club’s second team in North Division One.

He said: “I was selected for trials in Edinburgh where 30 players from 50 police forces across the UK were all playing for a place in the final 16.

“A week later Police Sport UK asked me to represent them in the inter-services tournament in 2008 playing against the RAF, Army, Navy and the Civil Service.

“The team aims to progress towards the Police and Fire Games in Canada in 2009 which is a bigger event than the Commonwealth Games.”