Ipswich 1 Slough 4

Slazenger EHL WomenPremier League Ipswich 1 Slough 4 ANOTHER weekend with no points sees Ipswich drawn ever deeper into what is looking like a two horse race between themselves and Chelmsford for a place in the Slazenger EHL Premiership play-offs.

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Ipswich 1 Slough 4

ANOTHER weekend with no points sees Ipswich drawn ever deeper into what is looking like a two horse race between themselves and Chelmsford for a place in the Slazenger EHL Premiership play-offs.

Ipswich welcomed fourth placed Slough to Tuddenham Road and again despite passages of play when the home side were the better team it was their opponents that took the points with a 4-1 win.

The game could not have started any worse for the Suffolk side as they went a goal down within the first four minutes and then six minutes later Slough extended their lead to 2-0.

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Ipswich began to get into the game with some good defending by Kirsten Spencer and tidy midfield work by Emma Lee-Smith but far too often the home side were guilty of individual errors that were punished by their opponents.

It was from one of these errors that Slough scored again to make it 3-0 with only 24 minutes gone. At this point Ipswich dug in and finally began to make inroads into the Slough circle however naive decision making led to the final pass being misplaced.

The second half saw Ipswich again continue to pressure Slough in their half but despite a run of short corners Ipswich were not able to test the keeper and the chances went begging.

Then Slough struck their fourth goal when the most basic of errors was committed in the Ipswich circle, leaving Alex Scott with a free shot.

Despite being 4-0 down Ipswich upped their game and finally got some reward when Emma Lee-Smith drove into the circle and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the bottom right corner to make it 4-1.

With Trojans gaining a point at Olton, Ipswich are now eight points adrift of safety and know that anything less than a win next weekend against Canterbury will see them in the bottom two.

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