Walsham bury their rivals

North Walsham Ladies beat hockey rivals Bury St Edmunds II 1-0.North Walsham started with strong attacking and quick-paced wing play, testing the Bury St Edmunds defence, but were unable to capitalise on any of their chances as the Bury defence held strong, despite a number of short-corner opportunities.

North Walsham Ladies beat hockey rivals Bury St Edmunds II 1-0.

North Walsham started with strong attacking and quick-paced wing play, testing the Bury St Edmunds defence, but were unable to capitalise on any of their chances as the Bury defence held strong, despite a number of short-corner opportunities.

A missed penalty opportunity for Walsham gave Bury hope as the half drew to a close and they were allowed back into the game, but they could not penetrate the Walsham defence.

The second half started with strong, attacking play from North Walsham, continually challenging the Bury St Edmunds' defence and rarely leaving their half, but again to no avail, as a packed circle and some great saves from the Bury keeper continued to keep the Walsham attack at bay.

As the half progressed, Bury again came back into the game with the occasional quick break, but without real conviction. After a number of short-corner opportunities, which were well defended by Bury, Walsham were given one as the final whistle blew and Ellen Vanlint struck cleanly from the top of the circle to see the ball roll into the back of the net for the last hit of the game.

Walsham overall deserved the win, but rued their missed chances to make hard work of beating the team lying at the foot of the table.

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Team: Emily Waldron, Julie Mercer, Jo Hadley, Min Tallowin, Nicky Pye, Ellen Vanlint, Sue Gardiner, Jenny Marshall, Charlotte Else, Lou Catling, Lucy Spencer, Jane Delph.