Belper Hockey Club remain confident despite Sheffield Hallam defeat

Belper Hockey Club remain confident that they will rack up the points once their side gels, despite being beaten 6-1 at Sheffield Hallam.

After a lacklustre performance against Loughborough Students the weekend before, the squad were determined to put nothing but maximum effort in to the game.

Despite Belper making a poor start to the season, the Nailers squad remains positive.

When the new faces and tactics start to click, the squad has what it takes to be a force in this league.

This positivity showed with Belper playing some fine hockey in the opening minutes against Sheffield - and above all else, working hard for each other.

The first half, despite being 2-0 down courtesy of strikes by David Smith and Liam Ansell on 11 and 16 minutes respectively - was well played by Belper, with periods of passing that left Sheffield with no answer.

Unfortunately the away side’s second half ambition was dented by Ansell, who scored just three minutes after the break.

He further capitalised on 49, 51 and 66 minutes with some well taken goals, and very pacey drag-flicks.

Despite being 6-0 down Belper’s heads did not drop - an encouraging sign, with further good spells and a well taken finish by Drew Burkin leaving the final score 6-1.

The Nailers next match is at home to top of the league Bowdon on Sunday, November 9th at 2pm.