WGC ladies put three past local rivals Hertford

PUBLISHED: 10:58 10 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:58 10 October 2014

Jane Kinghorn

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WGC ladies defeated local rivals Hertford 3-0 to move up to third in the league.

The ladies took control of the game early, creating chances from sharp passing through the midfield.

Welwyn’s first goal came in the sixth minute from open play, Kay Dobney crossing the ball to Lizzie Owen who expertly lifted a shot over the keeper to the top right corner of goal.

With a goal in hand the Welwyn ladies continued to play some excellent hockey. The defence typified Welwyn’s strength and as a team as they held back Hertford, dissipating their attempts at goal.

Lisa Sheffield made some excellent distributing play, moving the ball out to the midfield.

Welwyn attacked the second half with the same determination and skill as the first. The opening minutes saw Hertford concede a short corner, Becky Llewellyn’s shot from the right forced a save from the keeper.

Welwyn did not have to wait long to boost the scoresheet with an excellent strike from Kinghorn in the 47th minute from linking play with Michelle Webster and Geaves.

Following Welwyn’s second goal Hertford responded with an attack from the off, determined to stay in the game. Keeper Erica Stovold denied them the goal and the defence once again moved the ball up field to safety.

Welwyn’s response was decisive, the team dug deep and denied the visitors any of the ball.

Their Champagne hockey was rewarded with a goal in the 68th minute; Kinghorn again finding the backboard with a stinging shot to seal the game.

The final score of 3-0 meant three points for a satisfied Welwyn side.

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