Chelmsford Ladies II 0 Cambridge City 2

NE14Hockey East Women'sPremier DivisionChelmsford Ladies II 0 Cambridge City 2IN the second game of their double-header weekend Chelmsford took on Cambridge City, who were looking for a win to secure their promotion.

NE14Hockey East Women's

Premier Division

Chelmsford Ladies II 0 Cambridge City 2

IN the second game of their double-header weekend Chelmsford took on Cambridge City, who were looking for a win to secure their promotion.


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After Saturday's win over Tunbridge Wells and lying seventh in the league table, Chelmsford opened the game confidently with good possession and pressure on the opposition. Despite creating a number good opportunities the Greens were unable to capitalise on the early pressure. Chelmsford's well-organised defence of Sophie Stock, Anna Smith, Kath Macdonald and Claudia Sidoli managed to contain Cambridge and with player of the match, Chelsey Claridge, pulling out some fine saves in goal, things were still equal at half time.

Both teams entered the second half much the same as the first; however, Cambridge City went ahead from a short corner after a questionable umpiring decision. Chelmsford increased their work rate in an attempt to equalise but with a break through from Cambridge another goal was conceded.

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Chelmsford then got back into shape, defending well and out-letting to the forwards; there were some good leads from Ally Farrar, Georgia Herron, Judith Duffin and Harriet Price but unfortunately Chelmsford could not pull it back, resulting in a 2-0 defeat.

Although disappointed with the loss, Chelmsford must take encouragement from a much improved team performance on the last time these two teams met, with a 9-2 loss. Next week Chelmsford travel to Sudbury, hoping to finish the season as they started, by winning their last three games and securing their place in the league.

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