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Ladies 1’s 5 – Redland 0 Saturday, January 26, 2008

Posted by becky in Cheltenham Hockey, Ladies 1st XI, Match Report.
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An away fixture to Redland who have been a ‘bogey’ side for Lansdown in the past saw the ladies 1’s come away with another three points. It was a slow start for the team, with Redland keeping the Lansdown defence busy in the first 20 minutes of the game. Lansdown had very few chances and only one short corner during the first half which didn’t worry the Redland defence. 

A realisation at half time that we could walk away without any points seemed to motivate the team into playing some excellent passing hockey and Lansdown finally scored the opening goal after 12 minutes of the second half played. A long corner saw Hannah Leathart cross the ball through a crowded circle for Alice Vigor to deflect the ball into the Redland goal. This opened the flood gates as Lansdown scored another two within 5 minutes. The second was again scored by Alice, Kim Pullen did a reverse stick strike from the top of the circle which Alice defected onto a Redland players foot and into the goal. The third came from a short corner that Hannah Moon picked up, drove to the base line and pulled back for Nina Emery to deflect into the top left corner.

The fourth goal came 7 minutes later from another short corner with Stowey and Nina linking well with Nina slotting the ball home. Redland had a couple of chances themselves but good goalkeeping by Kelly, Stowey saving a ball off the line and the defenders of the earth holding firm kept the home side out. Lansdown’s final goal came when a Redland short corner broke down and a quick ball out of defence found Ammo who neatly passed it for Helen Wicks to strike the ball home.

An excellent team effort that saw us come away with a good three points and still top of the league. Well done everyone. Next weeks game is at home (2.00 pm Bournside) against Exe, which is always a good game to watch so if your free come along and support us.

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