WGC Ladies fall to defeat against top-of-the-table Broxbourne

PUBLISHED: 13:16 06 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:23 26 October 2009

East Women's Hockey League Division 2SW

Broxbourne 4 Welwyn Garden City 0



A WEAKENED Welwyn ladies hockey side fell to a 4-0 defeat against local rivals Broxbourne. WGC were without their top goal scorer Helen Seabourne, due to injury, as they set out to face their top-of-the-league hosts. Welwyn fielded a team hampered by in

East Women's Hockey League Division 2SW

Broxbourne 4 Welwyn Garden City 0

A WEAKENED Welwyn Ladies hockey side fell to a 4-0 defeat against local rivals Broxbourne.

WGC were without their top goal scorer Helen Seabourne, due to injury, as they set out to face their top-of-the-league hosts.

Welwyn fielded a team hampered by injuries and illness and had no reserve players.

Despite the bleak outlook the visitors rose to the challenge.

Midfielders Grace Mizon, Jane Kinghorn, Clare Lund and captain Gemma Hale initially dominated the field with quick, short and accurate passes.

However, Welwyn were not able to convert their efforts into a goal. The home side seized their chance on the counter attack and their centre forward struck home a superb goal.

Play continued end to end, both sides winning short corners and from which Broxbourne grasped their second goal.

The hosts almost obtained a third from an own goal by Grace, but it was disallowed and the score at half time was 2-0.

In the second half Welwyn had several missed goal opportunities.

Both sides won further short corners but again it was Broxbourne who managed to score from their set play.

The away side were tiring as the second half continued. Injury meant that midfielder Clare Lund had to goal-hang, due to lack of substitutes.

Broxbourne were able to capitalise their strength with a well worked fourth and final goal.

Towards the end of the game it was evident that the hosts were benefiting hugely from having two rolling subs and some very well worked set plays.

Welwyn's depleted side did well to contain the score to 4-0, thanks in large part to the performance of their goalkeeper and player-of-the-match, Erica Stovold.

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