Thame are far too good for Phoenix rivals

James Rudolph, above, was happy to step forward from defence. Mark Brookes, below, scored two.
James Rudolph, above, was happy to step forward from defence. Mark Brookes, below, scored two.
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THAME illustrated their title-winning intentions with a convincing 5-0 victory over promotion rivals Phoenix and Ranelagh.

The win puts them five points clear of their second place opponents, and the only team in the league to maintain a 100 per cent win record.

A10 WEEK 38 MCBH rd Thame Hockey( team)  V Aylesbury 2nds Mark Brookes Thame

A10 WEEK 38 MCBH rd Thame Hockey( team) V Aylesbury 2nds Mark Brookes Thame

Thame started well, passing the ball around nicely and were confident enough to build from the back.

The goals weren’t long in coming and Mark Brookes quickly grabbed two from close range before Gareth Birkett added a sumptuous third with a reverse hit from the edge of the area.

Thame were looking fully in control and with Tim Trailor and James Rudolph looking rock solid at the back Thame keeper Andy Sykes never had to make a save. Will Sawrey-Cookson finished well from the top of the day to make it 4-0 at half-time.

The home side put on an exhibition in the second half as they kept hold of possession, content to let their opponents chase shadows. Sam Seddon added the fifth goal with a strong strike after a well worked Thame move.

Thame take on Maidenhead away this Saturday as their quest for a perfect season continues.

Thame Hockey Club train at Thame Leisure Centre on Wednesdays from 8.45pm.

Visit www.thamehockey.co.uk to find out more.