North Wilts and Swindon Hockey Clubs who are active members of the Swindon Borough Councils Sports partnership have joined together this season to enter the Wiltshire Badgers Hockey League, which is designed to promote Hockey amongst youngsters between 14 and 16.
North Wilts / Swindon entertained a lively West Wilts Team from Warminster and managed after leading 3- 1 a commendable draw at 3-3 .
The home side were quickly behind from a shot at the edge of the circle by Alex Arnold, however after a quick break from the halfway line Kiron Nomi beat the advancing West Wilts Goalkeeper to equalize. Goals then followed from Rich Newton and Dave Milton who was the man of the match for the home side gave a was thought an unassailable Lead at Half Time.
After the break West Wilts Quickly got back into their stride. With two more Goals from Alex Arnold to complete his First ever hat trick the game ended in a well deserved draw giving the Home side there first points of the season.
Both Captains Neil Buckley and Keith Jeffries after the game paid tribute to the concept of Badgers League and both agreed it was a good way of developing Hockey amongst the youngsters in both areas of the county.
Photo 1 – North Wilts team (in red)
Photo 2 – West Wilts team (orange)