Five star show from Welwyn Garden City’s Ladies
PUBLISHED: 16:30 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:30 22 October 2013
Welwyn Garden City Hockey Club’s Ladies showed their mettle with an emphatic 5-1 victory against Tring on Saturday.
Despite Welwyn’s efforts going forward early on it was Tring who took the lead in the 5 Counties League clash following a well-worked penalty corner routine. But this only seemed to spur the Welwyn girls on to take control of the game.
Lizzie Owen joined the attack and made an immediate impact when she was on hand to fire home a cross from Anna Geaves after some excellent passing play between Michelle Webster and Becky Llewellyn down the right.
Owen was on hand again to add a second when a reverse stick flick by Geaves was blocked by the keeper and Owen pounced on the rebound.
Welwyn came out for the second half knowing that if they could continue playing as they had finished the first then more goals would be on their way.
A third goal came not long after the start when Lisa Sheffield intercepted a ball at the back and threaded it through to Llewellyn who beat a couple of players before sending it on to Geaves at the top of the circle. Her turn and shot beat the unsighted keeper.
Welwyn dominated the midfield in the second half and their passing and movement reduced Tring to very few attacking moves.
Their best chance was saved by goalkeeper Erica Stovold who slid out to block the first shot and then got her hand up to deflect the follow up shot as the Tring forward tried to flick it over her.
Welwyn went back onto the attack and Kinghorn was on hand to score the fourth goal from a rebound off the Tring keeper. Geaves made it five after some excellent work along the back line by Llewellyn to beat the defender and her pass back across goal was stabbed home by Geaves.
Player of the match, Owen, was denied her hat-trick right near the end of the game with a last ditch block in the line but overall a very pleasing result.
Welwyn go into their next game against West Herts hoping to continue this good run of form.
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