Ladies 1st XI Vs Saffron Walden 1st XI

Date 17 November 2018
Team Ladies 1st XI
Opposition Saffron Walden 1st XI
Fixture Away
Venue TBC
Start time 14:00
Result L 0 - 7
Time played Normal time
Match Report

Taking the long journey to Saffron Walden this week, Horncastle Ladies 1s faced their hardest opposition yet. Horncastle, determined not to let the fact that the newly relegated team had not yet conceded any goals deter them, set out aiming to do as well as was possible. With first push back in their favour, Horncastle weren’t able to secure the strong start that they had hoped for. Losing possession within the first minute allowed for Saffron Walden Ladies 1s to test Horncastle’s defence. Ten minutes into the game Horncastle gave away the first of many more short corners to come. The score still remaining 0-0 Saffron and after their fourth corner Saffron Walden found a gap in Horncastle’s defence, securing themselves their first goal. With the whole of the Horncastle side behind the ball, hoping that marking out the opposition would help, Saffron used their speed and skill to their advantage scoring a further field goal and four goals from short corners. The first half ended 6-0. Determined not to concede anymore goals, Horncastle set out in the second half stronger than before. Saffron Walden, beginning to tire, allowed for Horncastle to push higher up the pitch, passing around the opposition to reach the ‘D’. Unfortunately Saffron caught Horncastle on the run, their reaction to turnover proving useful in securing themselves with their final goal of the match. In the final fifteen minutes, playing some of their best hockey yet, Horncastle Ladies pressured the defence, coming close to scoring three goals for themselves. Unlucky after all the effort that was put in, the game ended 7-0 to Saffron Walden, ending on the positive that only one goal was conceded in this half. Horncastle hope to improve on their performance when facing their opposition again in the second half of the season. Player of the match: Lottie Hopwood

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