Late equaliser earns a point for Winscombe Ladies

PUBLISHED: 14:59 05 December 2018

- Mandatory by-line: Paul Knight - Mobile: 07973 208118 - 17/10/2015 -  HOCKEY - King Alfred School - Highbridge, England -  Winscombe 1st XI v Clifton 3rd XI - West Clubs Women's Hockey League - Central

- Mandatory by-line: Paul Knight - Mobile: 07973 208118 - 17/10/2015 - HOCKEY - King Alfred School - Highbridge, England - Winscombe 1st XI v Clifton 3rd XI - West Clubs Women's Hockey League - Central

Paul Knight

Winscombe Ladies grabbed a point with a late equalising goal against Falmouth.

Winscombe Ladies 1st XI 3

Falmouth Ladies 3

The home side were looking to start strong with some breakthrough attacks in midfield from Kelly Clarke, Michelle Isgar and Holly Tyson, but Falmouth were organised and stopped and potential conversion.

Falmouth secured an early lead from their first short corner of the match, taking Winscombe by surprise. Shortly after, Winscombe levelled the playing field.

A clean ball from Hannah Preston found Hannah Taylor on the top of the D who played the ball to Sarah Holland, slipping the ball passed the keeper.

Falmouth continued to put pressure on Winscombe’s defensive team of Caroline Marsh, Charlie Philips, Leanne Gardiner, and Chloe Brown, who worked well as a team to clear the ball out of danger on numerous occasions.

The visitors managed to find another goal to make it 2-1 just before half time.

After the break, Winscombe came out looking to dominate the second half. Unfortunately, Falmouth found a shooting chance again making the score 3-1.

This did not dampen Winscombe’s spirits as they worked well together with connecting play across the pitch from Hannah Preston, Gemma Schofield and Elsa Greed, along with several great runs from Tia Craig.

A well-organised short corner routine gave Winscombe their second goal with a superb deflection from Hannah Taylor.

Kate Walker continued to make phenomenal saves to allow Winscombe the chance to get another goal.

Holland showed a lovely display of skill along the baseline, hitting ball across the D surrounded by Falmouth heads, managing to find player of the match Taylor who connected with the ball and fired it into the back of the net for a well-deserved equaliser in the last two minutes.

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