BURNHAM-ON-SEA Hockey Club ladies return to action after a month off over Christmas, with a match at home to Taunton Vale 4ths on Saturday (10am start).

The Blues had a very up-and-down first half of the season in Sedgemoor Division 1, winning three and losing six of their nine games so far.

After an opening day win, 3-1 away to this weekend’s opponents, they lost their next three, before two wins in three games (over Winscombe 2nds and Weston-super-Mare 2nds) nudged them up the table.

But defeats at the end of November – to Sidmouth & Ottery 2nds and Minehead – leave them looking over their shoulder, as they are only three points ahead of second-bottom Sidmouth.

After this Saturday’s game, the Blues have two away matches – at Taunton C.S. on January 20 and Mid Somerset on January 27.