Ladies 1st XI Vs St Ives 2

Date 25 February 2017
Team Ladies 1st XI
Opposition St Ives 2
Fixture Home
Venue Horncastle Hockey Club - Astroturf Pitch
Start time 11:00
Result D 0 - 0
Time played Normal time
Scorers
Match Report

After losing 2-0 to St Ives earlier in the season, Horncastle were determined to better their result at their home game.

Horncastle applied pressure from the off, and half way through the first half won their first attacking short corner. Unfortunately, this short corner was unsuccessful for Horncastle and St. Ives gained possession and counter-attacked quickly. J.Beach got the ball for Horncastle and drove into the away teams half down the right line. Beach hit the ball with power across to the penalty spot where I.Williams had made the run. Despite being in the right position Williams was unable to get a touch on the ball to finish the move. The half ended with the scores level.

To start the second half, the away team drove into Horncastles half and won an attacking short corner early on. This was defended well by Horncastle but  St Ives continued to press and shortly gained another short.

E.Tokelove defended St Ives second short corner brilliantly clearing it from the top of the D and sending it well clear of the Horncastle area. This allowed Horncastle to gain back possession and F.Beall drove down the line beating many opposing players. Beall passed into the D to a player who pushed the ball towards the goal but unfortunately it went off the near post. Horncastle gained a second short corner but it was defended well by St Ives. 

The final whistle blew with a 0-0 draw. After a good battle, Horncastle were very pleased that they drew with the team second in the league.

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