|Date||1 December 2018|
|Team||Ladies Second Team|
|Opposition||Cannock Ladies 4s|
|Venue||Cannock Hockey Club|
|Result||W 3 - 1|
|Time played||Normal time|
Another well contested game with lots of hard work from all players! We went into the lead within 10 mins when Oscar’s persistence in front of goal paid off once again as she forced the ball over the line. Cannock were quick to counter-attack, using the long ball to pick out players within our half, putting our inexperienced defence under pressure! Their equalizer came from a PC which was superbly executed with a deflection that beat us totally with it’s speed and accuracy! Fortunately, they were not able to repeat this in the PCs that followed!!
The second half resumed as the first half had with lots of attacking play down both sides, players looking to pass and press into the D. The 2nd goal came as a result of persistence once again – the ball ping-ponging around the D until Lauren was finally able to sweep it (reverse stick ) into goal. Cannock continued to press but the defence, with the help of midfield, held out and were able to pass the ball on for further attacks on the Cannock goal! The 3rd goal came in the last 10 mins when new girl, Hannah, was able to push the ball in at the near post. Despite Cannock’s all out attack from then on, we held on!!
Excellent team performance – lots of positives with players taking on board the need to work together and work back! Still things to work on but they will improve too!!!
Goal scorers: Tracey Rowley
POM: Jo Brotherton (For her constant hard work breaking down play and distribution!)