10:39am Thursday 16th February 2012
By Alan Birkinshaw
Ben Rhydding’s title-chasing women’s hockey team have been set a challenging target by their coach James Ross.
He wants them to clinch the North Premier title and end the campaign with a goal difference of more than 100.
Ross said: “The title and promotion to the National League are the main objectives, but looking at the statistics for the season I reckon the girls can achieve a goal difference of 100.
“It is something I have certainly never ever seen before and it would be something to be proud of.
“To achieve something like that would reflect not only on the team’s goalscoring prow- ess but also on the quality of our defensive play which has often been overlooked.”
Ben Rhydding have scored 83 goals and conceded just 14 in their 15 games to date.
If they were able to maintain their current aver- age of scoring over six goals a game over the final seven matches they would be on course to score around 125 for goals.
To achieve the goal difference of 100 they would need to restrict their oppo- nents to a total of 11 goals.
Ross added: “The girls have shown this season that they are capable of achieving something special and really would be something to talk about.”
Ben Rhydding return to action this Saturday with a re-arranged home game against Durham University 2nds. The pushback is at noon.
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