Tring ladies are on the up

Milly Jones in action for the Tring ladies' first team against Aylesbury.
Milly Jones in action for the Tring ladies' first team against Aylesbury.

The Tring Hockey Club ladies’ first team clinched promotion this week with a 4-1 win over local rivals Aylesbury.

Tring led 2-0 at half-time through goals from Jenny Wrench and Holly Glover, before Aylesbury halved the deficit shortly after half-time.

Tring maintained their composure, though, and made sure of the win as Wrench and Glover both completed braces.

The team will now fight it out with Bedford to decide who finishes top of the division.

The ladies’ second and third teams, however, both fell to defeats against opponents near the top of their respective divisions.

The twos put up a good fight but lost 5-2 to Shefford & Sandy – with Claire Buckley scoring both the goals – while the third XI went down 5-0 to Stevenage.

Elsewhere, the men’s teams suffered a trio of losses as the first and second teams were beaten for the first time this year.

The first XI lost 3-2 to high-flying West Hampstead, despite goals from Matt Aikens and Ash Tillett, while the seconds were beaten 3-1 by Reading Rovers. Steve Collins got the consolation goal for Tring.

The men’s thirds, meanwhile, had a bad afternoon as they suffered a heavy 5-0 loss away to High Wycombe.

It was better news for the Supervets team as they moved off the bottom of the league with a 4-3 win over Eastcote.

Jim Watson, Tim Brothers and Steve Warr (2) did the damage – Warr netting the winner in the closing minutes of the game