Hockey: Sudbury Ladies v Cambridge Uni
Sudbury Ladies I 2, Cambridge Ladies University I 1Sudbury entertained Cambridge University for their second league game of the year, knowing they needed to work hard as a team if they were to come away with three points.
Sudbury Ladies I 2, Cambridge Ladies University I 1
Sudbury entertained Cambridge University for their second league game of the year, knowing they needed to work hard as a team if they were to come away with three points.
Both teams started off very strongly, creating chances at both ends, but it was Sudbury that put the pressure on the Cambridge defence early gaining short corner after short corner, but Cambridge's defence managed to keep the ball out of the back of the net.
The pressure continued, with excellent linking play from Gemma Jones and Kirsty Sloan, who controlled the middle of the park, to Ellie Colton and Alison Smith in midfield linking superbly with Gina Eley and Jess Shepherdson up front, making fantastic runs and spreading the Cambridge defence.
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Sudbury's defence of Katy Clark, Hayley Spooner,Tracey Caddock, Mandy Coleman, Emma Stephens and Becky Golding soaked up a lot of pressure from the dangerous Cambridge forwards. But Cambridge scored first, from a well worked short corner, putting them on the score sheet first.
With the first half ticking towards its end, Sudbury finally levelled, Gina Eley making no mistake at finding the back of the net from a short corner.
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Sudbury put the pressure on straight after the, and after about 15 minutes a short corner was converted, after Smith struck the ball from outside the D to find Jones'stick.
Player-of-the-Match keeper Mackay managed some important saves and Cambridge were unable to convert short corners.
Sudbury play Cambridge City away next (12:30).