Ladies 2nd XI net great eight against Wiscombe


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The Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies first team went down in their top-of-the-table clash with Exe, beaten 3-1.

In what was a hard-fought contest there was some determined play across the pitch.

SOHC made a superb start and took an early when a surging run from Ellie Marok ended with Karen Dutton finding the back of the net.

Exe battled back into the game and levelled by half-time.

It was two second half goals that saw Exe to victory.

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The SOHC Player of the Match award was shared between the impressive Ellie Marok and goalkeeper Becky Delasalle in goal.

SOHC ladies 2nd XI were in terrific form as they bagged an 8-0 success over a Winscombe side that began the day just a single place below the SOHC ladies in the league table.

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In a well contested first half SOHC scored three times, but Winscombe gave as good as they got for long periods and only some terrific saves from Charlotte Brodie ensured that half-time was reached with SOHC still sporting a clean sheet.

Green cards were picked up by both Alice Please and Megan Thompson-Summers for some rather passionate play!

After the break there was more disciplined defending and midfield industry which all led to further chances and, further goals!

Liz Knapp impressed with her work across the pitch and SOHC certainly served up some outstanding hockey in a sensational second half that saw them score five unanswered goals.

Frankie Elliott led the scoring honours with a hat-trick and the other goals came from Evie Wilson, Lizzie Nancekivell, Caroline Bickerstaff, Alice Please and Rachel Ward. The Player of the Match award was shared by Evie Wilson and Frankie Forsyth.

The ladies third team put up a valiant display in their meeting with Dawlish.

SOHC scored first thanks to a reverse stick from Caitlin Perry and popped over the line by Diana Dormer. Dawlish restored parity before half-time.

In the second half the end-to-end play continued with Dawlish scoring three times to win the game 4-1.

Despite conceding four, goalkeeper Bronwyn Spencer had a good game and there was an impressive debut from Flossie Plowden.

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