HOT shot Amy Sheehan has returned to her old Stoneham haunts to lead Trojans’ attack in the Investec England Hockey Western Conference.

She will make her competitive comeback against Isca at Exeter University on Saturday, having spent the past six seasons playing Premier Division hockey for Slough, writes Mike Vimpany.

She explained: “I’m currently teaching PE at Romsey School and loving it, especially coaching the boys and girls hockey teams.

“I’ve been back in Southampton for the past two years, but travelling to play and train at Slough three times a week was tiring in the extreme.

“So I’ve decided to come back and re-join Trojans and hopefully help them push for the promotion spot they lost out on last season.”

Sheehan’s goals will come in handy for Trojans – she’s scored over 100 in recent seasons with Isca and Slough!”


ZOE Stride celebrated her switch from Trojans by scoring twice on debut as Southampton Ladies opened their South Women’s League Division 3B programme with a 3-1 win over Lewes.

The ex-Stoneham striker scored either side of half-time, cancelling out a Lewes equaliser, before the 80th goal of Sue Merry’s distinguished South League career settled it.

Fareham came from behind to beat Chichester 2-1 with second half goals by Tara Jolly and Gracie Coleman.


South League Premier 1: Indian Gymkhana v Winchester
Premier 2: Trojans v Eastbourne
Hants/Surrey Regional 1: Croydon & Old Whitgiftians v Fareham II
Regional 2: Winchester II v Havant II
Hampshire League: City of Portsmouth v Southampton, Petersfield v Hamble, Salisbury v Romsey, University v Gillingham.

National League Western Conference: Isca v Trojans (Exeter University, noon)
South League: Fareham v Eastbourne

National League Western Conference: Isca v Chichester, Havant v Olton & West Warwicks, Oxford Hawks v Fareham.

Mike Vimpany’s hockey round-up will be in the Daily Echo every Wednesday this season.