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Bretforton Ladies 1s 6 - 2 Leominster

Bretforton Ladies Hockey Club

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2016 05:53pm
Evesham, Wychavon
By Alice Cook
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After a postponed match last weekend, Bretforton were looking to start the second half of their season off with a win at home against Leominster. 

Bretforton started the game with great energy and determination and were rewarded with a early chance to score after Julie Hall was fouled by the keeper and awarded a penalty kick. The flick was calmly converted by Sophie Hamilton who put the home team in front after just 5 minutes.  

Bretforton continued to pressurise the Leominster defence and a battle in the area resulted in a short corner. A fantastic shot from Hamilton at the top of the ‘D’ was deflected pass the keeping by Hall to make the score 2-0. 

Switching play around the pitch and a fantastic ball from Emma Lowe into the ‘D’ gave Hall another chance to cause problems for the visitors when a scramble in the area allowed her to slip the ball past the Leominster keeper and into the back on the goal to put the home team three goals up. 

Leominster were unlucky to get themselves on the scoresheet shortly after, when a short corner goal was only prevented by some great keeping by Lily Harrison-Perkins in the Bretforton goal. 

The home team increased their advantage towards the end of the first half when a brilliant solo run from Tessa Lewinton gave her all the space she needed to get herself into the ‘D’ and shoot at goal to make the score 4-0. 

The visitors increased their pressure on the Bretforton defence and were rewarded with another short corner. This time the strike at the top of the ‘D’ was harder to defend and a deflection saw Leominster get their first goal of the game just before half-time. 

The second half saw a maintained confidence of the Bretforton side, who continued their momentum with their fifth goal thanks to a strike just inside the top of the area by Lisa Workman. 

Leominster weren’t going to give up though and their determination to get themselves back into the game saw them rewarded with another short corner. A direct shot from the top of the area was deflected past Harrison-Perkin’s reach to make the score 5-2. 

Bretforton answered the goal in true fashion when a ball into the area from Lowe gave Alice Cook the chance to shoot with her back towards goal, firing the ball past the Leominster defence and into the back of the net, finishing the score at 6-2. 

The outstanding player of the match went to Dani Cox for her hard work in midfield and her determination to spread play and keep up the morale of the home team. 

Match ball sponsored by Damon Hall Art Studio

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