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Action from Bailey’s Budgies Grey versus Ravens at Flora Duffy Stadium at the weekend (Photograph supplied)
Action from Bailey’s Budgies Grey versus Ravens at Flora Duffy Stadium at the weekend (Photograph supplied)

Bailey’s Bay Budgies Red and Grey endured contrasting fortunes during the latest round of Bermuda Hockey Federation Women’s League fixtures at Flora Duffy Stadium.

Budgies Grey claimed their first win of the season after edging Ravens 2-1 in a close match, while Budgies Red had their unbeaten record snapped after coming out on the wrong end of a humbling 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Robins.

Field goals from Yvonna Osbourne and Kascia DaSilva powered Budgies Grey to victory over Ravens, who replied through Isabella Rae from a penalty corner.

“At the start of the game we determined within ourselves that we had the ability to win, despite not having a W under our belts this far into the season,” Osbourne said.

“We scored first early in the game, which definitely helped to set the tone for the rest of the game and solidify our belief that a win was possible.

“We made some key changes in our forward and midfield line, which allowed certain players to play more to their strengths, but I think the biggest difference between this game and all the rest is that our midfield and forward lines were finally able to connect with each other, with some great stick-to-stick passing which gave us a real advantage in obtaining more goalscoring opportunities.

“We all played extremely hard and each player had a great game. Hopefully we can keep up this momentum and win our last two games of the season.”

Budgies Grey remain bottom of the four-team table, two points shy of third place Ravens.

While Budgies Grey had plenty to cheer about, the same could not be said for cBudgies Red who were overpowered by Robins.

“This was our first loss of the season and in all honesty losing is an important part of sport,” Lakae Tavares, the Budgies Red captain, said. “Unfortunately, we were unable to take advantage of the chances we had and Robins capitalised on theirs.

“Sunday was a good reminder that we need to make some adjustments and regroup for our next game.”

Mallory Towlson and Caroline Black led the charge for a rampant Robins with two goals each while Sydney Fischer also made it on to the scoresheet.

Despite crashing to defeat, leaders Budgies Red retained top spot in the standings with Robins a point back in second.

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Published March 08, 2023 at 7:42 am (Updated March 08, 2023 at 7:42 am)

Mixed fortunes for Bailey’s Bay hockey teams

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