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Hockey: Harlow Ladies 2nds go down fighting

Sport / Wed 25th Oct 2017 at 07:39am

Hockey

Harlow 2s 0 Vs 5 Waltham Forest

HARLOW Ladies 2s went down fighting to a strong Waltham Forest team on Saturday the 21st.

Harlow were at a disadvantage from the start being one player short but strong defence from Lucas, Donaghey, Walker and Marnell in goal kept the home team out.

WF scored their opener after a strong run from their midfield player in to the D. Harlow’s midfield of Askwith, Barbone and Owen formed a solid line against WF and moved the ball quickly on to forwards Dudson, Evans and Addison-Smith for some swift counter attacks.

Harlow lost left back Walker with a knee injury mid way through the first half and WF scored soon after through a well worked team move making use of their extra two players. Just before the half time whistle the home side scored again after concerted pressure to make it 3-0 at the half.

Harlow Ladies started the 2nd half in a determined mood and soon were putting the home side under pressure with a series of counterattacks; Owen prominent in out-sprinting the defence and getting in to a number of one-on-one situations with the home keeper. Despite forcing a series of short corners, Harlow could not breach the home goal.

Soon after, Harlow lost captain, Donaghey through a knee injury and were now 3 players short for the remainder of the half. The opposition were able to make the extra numbers count, scoring twice more against the run of play as Harlow Ladies rapidly tired.

Despite the disparity in numbers Harlow continued to attack with Owen twice put through on the goalkeeper and twice denied a clear penalty as the goalkeeper flopped on the ball. Leaving the final score to be 5-0 to WF.

The girls should be very proud of the team effort and incredible commitment shown in the match despite being 3 players short for most of it. Well done all.

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