Match report – Ladies’ 6ths – 10 December 2016

Ladies’ 6ths 0 Lowestoft Railway 2nds 4

The Ladies’ 6th came to this match in positive spirit after their great win against Norwich City the previous week. The team was much the same, with the exception of welcoming Verity and Gillian back to the side and a debut for Tabitha.

Magpies started off well, with the defence and midfield working well together and holding off the Lowestoft attack. However, as Lowestoft became more settled into the match, they increased their work rate and with some quick, accurate passing they managed to infiltrate the Magpies defence and scored two good goals before half time.

A strong half time team talk from our captain Gillian saw Magpies come out strong and more attacking. We managed to get the ball out of our defence on several occasions with Lydia and Beth making some good runs into the opposition’s D. Unfortunately, one of the opposition took a very nasty hit to the head from a ball. Thankfully she appeared to be ok, but was taken off to hospital as a precaution.

As in the first half, Lowestoft increased their dominance in the match and with some well-rehearsed moves and skilful stick work went on to score another two goals. Our defence worked very hard with Marie and Louise making some very well timed tackles and Imogen once again making some crucial saves. Verity was very strong in midfield and worked tirelessly in the match and was deservedly voted man of the match.

A disappointing end to this part of the season, but a deserved win for Lowestoft.

Happy Christmas to all the team, including parents and friends who have supported us throughout the season and here’s to some great hockey and hopefully a few wins in 2017!

Jane Collins