WYCOMBE HOCKEY CLUB bounced back to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a 7-1 win against Woking Hockey Club on Saturday.

Determined to put the 5-1 loss to Trojans Hockey Club firmly to bed, switching Thursday training for a highly-competitive friendly against Great Britain Ladies was perfect preparation and a 3-0 win injected much-needed focus and confidence before the league fixture.

It was crucial the home side started well, not letting complacency seep in again, and two quickfire goals inside the first five minutes from Dan Andrews and Will Holderness set the tone early on.

Hungry for more, Wycombe dominated proceedings and piled pressure on the away side which led to Stephen Sloan and Kris Sivagnanam adding two more to the tally before half-time.

The scoreline flattered the visitors and the hosts could’ve been completely out of sight at the break – so the message was clear: convert the chances, start aggressively and put the game to bed.

That’s exactly what Wycombe did. Andrews, who’s hit fine drag-flicking form of late, completed his hat-trick with two unstoppable flicks before Sivagnanam added another for his brace and Woking scored a last-minute consolation on the counter-attack.

In what has been a rollercoaster start to the season, Ian Sloan’s return from Spain will hopefully bring some stability to Wycombe’s performances who look to make it back-to-back wins away at London Academicals.