TYNEDALE reached the semi-finals of the Northumberland Knock-out Plate match, with an impressive 4-1 win over Jesmond Parish Church II.

They started the match well, defending strongly and breaking on the counter attack. Tynedale’s first goal came after Becca Glaister took the ball around the defence and along the back line, and provided a slipped pass for Rachael Little to block the ball into the net. Little quickly bagged two more goals to compete her hat-trick, having been well positioned to slot the ball home from long range on both occasions.

Jesmond made it 3-1 when a goalmouth scramble saw the ball fall to a striker who smashed home a rebound. But Tynedale secured the victory when Sarah Martindale thundered a penalty corner strike into the goal.

Days later, Tynedale took on Newcastle side Medics for the second time in less than a fortnight, in the Northumberland A Hockey League.

Tynedale, who lost the previous encounter 4-2, had the early ascendancy and controlled much of the game.

They scored an outstanding opener as the tenacious Esme Gallagher took possession of the ball in the defending half, and sent a neat pass to Glaister, whose calm flicked pass into the circle allowed a very composed Immie Pearson to score.

Medics put Tynedale under pressure and forced a string of penalty corners, but in the second half, Tynedale won a number of penalty corners themselves.

Goalkeeper Nicky Baguley continued her excellent form, and her outstanding display included a save from a penalty flick.

Tynedale secured a 2-0 win when a thunderous penalty corner strike from Sarah Martindale was met on the half volley by Annie Anderson. Central Defender Emma Sanderson was declared player of the Match by Medics.