Keenly fought derby
Ottery Crickets Ladies’ 2nd XI1, Honiton Hornets 2
A keenly-fought local derby ensued from the start with crucial league points needed for both teams, writes Jane Roberts.
Honiton started off the brighter of the two sides and gave the Ottery Crickets’ defence much to think about. However, good solid defending from Mary Ackland and Jan Moore ensured that Ottery stayed in the game during the early stages. Furthermore, Becca Rushworth showed her natural ability for goalkeeping with some fine saves.
The visitors were the first to break through the deadlock much to Ottery’s disappointment. Even though Ottery had begun the game in a sluggish and static manner, they had still created some worthy chances through the midfield which the forwards were unable to convert.
Ottery found themselves 2-0 down but still felt they had the creativity within them to produce goals.
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The second half proved exciting with Georgie Hellier driving into the circle and striking at goal, the ball shot off a Honiton defender and ended up in the back of the net.
Ottery kept fighting and unfortunately had two goals rightly disallowed much to their annoyance and disappointment.
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Although the ever reliable Norma Rich and Sophie Hudson had chances, it was not to be and Honiton ended up victorious.