Ipswich 1 Olton 5

Slazenger Women's EHL Premier DivisionIpswich 1 Olton & West Warwicks 5Ipswich conceded 12 goals over two games in a bleak weekend of hockey.Saturday's game was a tale of two halves, with vice-captain Mille Sharp unable to make it to the game in time due to being stuck on the M2, Ipswich coach Royce waters had to juggle his back line at the last minute.

Slazenger Women's EHL

Premier Division

Ipswich 1 Olton & West Warwicks 5

Ipswich conceded 12 goals over two games in a bleak weekend of hockey.


You may also want to watch:


Saturday's game was a tale of two halves, with vice-captain Mille Sharp unable to make it to the game in time due to being stuck on the M2, Ipswich coach Royce waters had to juggle his back line at the last minute.

Such changes are not ideal and Olton took advantage of some poor marking to take a lead in the 17th minute.

Most Read

However, Ipswich were playing some lovely hockey, with forwards Jess Bloom, Lizzy Aldous, Sarah Daley and Jenny Hall creating some excellent openings.

Through one of these good moves Ipswich won a short corner and Leisa King powered the ball home to score her fifth goal of the season.

With the game finely balanced Ipswich went into half-time looking forward to a good second half performance, what came instead was a ill disciplined team display that cost them dear.

In the 52nd minute Naomi James was allowed to run unmarked into the Ipswich circle and her shot deflected in off an Ipswich stick to give Olton the lead once more.

Ipswich were determined to level the scores again but such desire was undone by too much individual play and poor passing choices when under pressure.

A desperate tackle in the 61st minute gave Olton a penalty stroke which they converted to lead 3-1 and then, two minutes later, they were awarded another which again they converted to lead 4-1.

Not happy with the award of the penalty Leisa King talked herself into trouble and was duly sent off for the rest of the game, leaving the home side with no chance of a fight back.

In fact things got worse when Olton scored their fifth goal with two minutes to go to seal a 5-1 win that looked improbable at half time.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter