Redland 0 Lansdown Ladies 1st XI 2 Monday, November 10, 2008Posted by kelzconibere in Cheltenham Hockey, Ladies 1st XI, Match Report.
A solid performance secured another three points this week for Lansdown, despite not playing their best hockey. Lansdown went to Bristol expecting a good win against bottom of the league Redland but found goals difficult to come by in a game they dominated. Lansdown’s Jess Aldridge got the opening goal early in the first half with an easy tap in after an excellent strike from Hannah Moon. Lansdown consolidated playing nice hockey and building some excellent moves from the back, however for the duration of the game the second goal proved elusive. Hannah Leathart missed what seemed like a certain goal after a slick short corner move and Lansdown squandered chance after chance, going in at half time at 1-0. The second half showed no turn of fortune with Lansdown creating chances but unable to convert. The breakthrough finally came with Deborah Lamper working her way through the Redland defence and finding room for a top of the circle strike, the keeper saved but the ball fell kindly for right midfield Gill Russ who showed great composure as she finished. Lansdown will hope to improve as they face Gloucester next week, but regardless of the fact they didn’t play their best hockey it remains that they secured the three points. This is surely a sign of a quality team.