Ladies 1st XI Vs Spalding 2nd XI

Date 12 January 2019
Team Ladies 1st XI
Opposition Spalding 2nd XI
Fixture Home
Venue Horncastle Hockey Club - Astroturf Pitch
Start time 11:30
Result W 4 - 1
Time played
Match Report

Horncastle Ladies 1’s returned to the second half of the season with their 1st game of 2019 at home against Spalding 2’s. Knowing that the away side would travel strong, Horncastle had their work cut out. The home side took charge, keeping possession in the first 10 minutes but were unable to cross the line. Spalding fought back hard sending a strong ball to the bottom corner to an attacker in waiting, but teamwork between Defender Cullen and Goalkeeper Neame kept the away team from scoring. Horncastle were then counter attacked, with Spalding capitalising on a hole in the Horncastle midfield, and the away side took the lead. Giving Horncastle the necessary push, they earned themselves an attacking short corner, of which Roark coolly and confidently placed the ball in the bottom right corner making it 1-1. The goal gave Horncastle the confidence once again to push forward and Beall using her excellent control, took the ball round several defenders and calmly placed it past the keeper taking Horncastle 2-1 up. After the half time break, Horncastle re-set accordingly following the team talk. The game so far had created chances for both sides to increase the goal tally, with both teams coming close. Brilliant teamwork between the Tokelove sisters meant the defence were the first line of attack from the back. Driving up the right hand side of the pitch, the ball was sent from the base line to a perfectly placed Williams, whose accurate first touch crossed the line widening the home sides lead. By no means an easy game, Horncastle were made to work hard by the away side who created several of their own chances. A final push from Horncastle saw White drive the sideline, break into the D and powerfully slide a ball into the goal on the far post. The game finished 4-1 to Horncastle. Player of the Match - Fliss Beall

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