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Ladies Match Reports 12/10/19

Pendle Forest 1XI 1-0 Fylde 1XI

Investec Women's England Hockey League North Conference

The L1s came away with a 1-0 loss away at Pendle Forest. The game was fairly even throughout, with both teams failing to secure the pass in the final third, limiting shooting opportunities. A break away goal for Pendle against the run of play left Fylde chasing the game. Fylde left the game disappointed they didn’t secure any points and they look forward to being back at home on Saturday against Timperley.

Fylde 2XI 1-1 Alderley Edge 2XI

North Hockey League West Division 2

After all the rain this last week, it was really good to be playing in sunshine on a warm day. Fylde ladies teams continues to lose players due to injuries in the first team and unavailability to school commitments.

The game started really well again with a pass down the right wing from Sally Livesey to Lucy Barrow. She then picked out Becky Ingham with a superbly accurate ball which Becky put away with easy.

For much of the game, the team played with good shape and structure and at times the spectators were treated to a fast flowing game with both sides moving the ball well. The last 15 minutes saw Alderley Edge pile on the pressure and they scored through a short corner of which they had many in this time. Katie barker and the players around her did really well and the game finished as a draw.

Hopefully the team will settle over the next few weeks when the first team injury list vanishes. Great credit goes to Mia Anderton and to Amy and Dani Merrick who stuck to the task.

South Lakes 3-3 Fylde 3XI

North Hockey League West Division 3 North

A depleted Fylde Women’s 3rd team travelled to Ulverston and locked horns with the South Lakes 1st team. An early goal for the Cumbrians was met by two goals for Fylde both scored by Hannah Callagher. South Lakes grabbed 2 more goals for 3-2 at the interval. The 2nd half saw Fylde and GK Sarah Hart shut out the Lakelanders, but chances to equalize came and went before Gemma Eastham finally found the solution with only minutes remaining.

Fylde 4XI 10-0 Fulwood 1XI

Lancashire Central Women's Hockey League Division 1

Although the Ladies 4’s are hoping to be promoted this season, they did not expect a 10-0 win over a very strong side in Fulwood Ladies. The teamwork, camaraderie, skills and the determination put on show by the whole team was faultless and they fully deserved the win.The goals were scored by Sophie Bridges-4, Ashleigh Mills-3, Abigail Johnson-1, Jessica Cole-1 and Laura Knowles-1. It was too difficult to single out anyone for MOTM, it was the whole team.

Lancaster and Morecambe 3XI 4-2 Fylde 5XI

Lancashire Central Women's Hockey League Division 2

The Fylde 5th Team played an early away game against Lancaster & Morecambe 3rd Team and were defeated 4-2. Many regulars were either not available or playing 4th Team so another changed line-up struggled against a more experienced opposition, but, there were chinks of light in the performance. Charlotte Thompson played an impressive mid-field role and set-up two short corner strikes for Kath Wholey and Fran Loffler-Thompson. Heather Appleyard took Player of the Game following a strong defensive display but the opposition rallied in the second half against a tiring Fylde team.


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