Ladies beat hockey rivals
Sudbury II 1, North Walsham Ladies 2NORTH Walsham Ladies gained three points from mid-table rivals, Sudbury II, with a decisive 2-1 victory away from home.
Sudbury II 1, North Walsham Ladies 2
NORTH Walsham Ladies gained three points from mid-table rivals, Sudbury II, with a decisive 2-1 victory away from home.
The first half was fiercely competitive with end-to-end action from both teams. But Walsham Ladies took the lead early on from strong build-up play and a stunning back-of-stick strike past the Sudbury keeper from Julie Mercer, a regular member of the Walsham defence who was debuting successfully in midfield, due to a shortage of players on the day.
Sudbury came back strongly and pulled one back from a broken down short-corner routine.
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Walsham decided to change to a more attacking formation for the start of the second half.
This paid dividends when swift passing play from a defensive hit-out, involving the majority of the team, including fine wing play from Charlotte Else, ripped open the Sudbury defence and allowed Ellen Vanlint to score what proved to be the winner.
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Sudbury then continued to press forward but some fine saves from the Walsham keeper, Emily Waldron, and strong defensive play with the continued threat of Walsham's quick- paced breaks kept Sudbury from scoring further.
Overall, Walsham's controlled play and ability to take their opportunities when presented meant the scoreline was a fair reflection of the game.
Special thanks also go to last-minute call-up from the second team, Bobby Pye, who had a fine game in the Walsham defence.