Ipswich 5 IES 1

NE14HOCKEY East Women's LeagueDivision One NorthIpswich 5 IES 1IPSWICH hosted IES on Saturday in a local derby match re-arranged from January. Both teams looked up for it, but IES were the team to first make a mark on the score line with an early goal.

NE14HOCKEY East Women's League

Division One North

Ipswich 5 IES 1

IPSWICH hosted IES on Saturday in a local derby match re-arranged from January. Both teams looked up for it, but IES were the team to first make a mark on the score line with an early goal. Ipswich battled hard to re-gain control of the game and after a spell of


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attacking pressure equalised with a goal from left wing Connie Bedingfield. Ipswich continued to dominate in attack and a second

goal followed quickly, slotted skillfully past the keeper by right wing Millie McWhirter. Possession for the rest of the half was fairly

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even between the two teams, but Ipswich looked the most dangerous in attack. When IES did break through the midfield, steadfast defending from Hannah Tallent, Fi Moran, Sam Bennett and Kate Watson in defence kept them channelled to the sidelines, with good calling from Claire Gould in goal recently returned from injury.

Ipswich entered the second half determined to extend their lead. They pressurised the IES 'D' from the start with excellent work rate from the whole team and were rewarded with a goal from Anna Sherring who have found herself one-on-one with the keeper and calmly found the far post. After another spell of attack Ipswich won a series of penalty corners, increasing their lead to 4-1 through a

left slip option to Connie Bedingfield who flicked it into the net.

Ipswich's final goal came from Millie McWhirter who found the net with an undercut shot from a narrow angle on the right. Full time score: 5-1 to Ipswich.

MOTM this week went to Lucy Gallagher for a fantastic game in midfield. Ipswich remain third in the league with 32

points and are looking to secure a further 3 points when they travel to Wisbech this weekend.

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