Hockey: Sudbury III 0 Christchurch I 4

The Ladies thirds were in confident mood when they met Christchurch Is on Saturday at Chantry School, Ipswich, after their display the previous week against fourth-placed Grasshoppers.

Sudbury III 0 Christchurch I 4

The Ladies thirds were in confident mood when they met Christchurch Is on Saturday at Chantry School, Ipswich, after their display the previous week against fourth-placed Grasshoppers.

In driving rain, the young side were lucky to only concede one goal in the first half, after attack after attack was thwarted by their consistently solid defence of Anna Cooper, Eulalie Mayers and Maria Spurling. Together with an awesome display of goalkeeping by Amy Harrington, who was later voted 'player of the match', they worked tirelessly to keep Sudbury in the game.

Sudbury were dangerous in attack, as they outpaced the opposition on many occasions, but their inexperience in front of goal, failed them to capitalise on their efforts.


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After the break, Christchurch's shots were more on target in the second half, and with some good experienced linking play, especially in midfield, they caused the Sudbury girls more problems in defence. Sudbury, never gave up, and they should have got themselves on the scorecard when a breakaway run by Ella Rodwell was strongly supported by Abi Alston, Maria Risley and Sally Stephens. Unfortunately, despite a goalmouth scrabble the ball didn't find the back of the net, and the game ended as a 4-0 defeat to Sudbury.

Next week Sudbury play their final re-arranged game of the season, at home against Harwich and Dovercourt.

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