Sidmouth and Ottery second team beaten in fine contest with visiting Teign II

Sidmouth and Ottery Ladies 1st team match against Firebrands. Ref shsp 8718-48-14TI Picture: Terry I

Sidmouth and Ottery Ladies 1st team match against Firebrands. Ref shsp 8718-48-14TI Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth and Ottery second team went down 3-0 at home to Teign 2nds in what turned out to be a compelling contest, writes Katie Ackland.

Play started evenly with the visitors struggling to get the ball into the home D due mainly to some stout defending from Cath Dockley and Helen Ackland. On the occasions that the afore mentioned pair were passed, Bronwyn Spencer made some excellent saves, but was eventually beaten by a sharp shot into the left hand corner of her net.

The home side rallied and Angharad Price-Hughes made some great runs up the line whilst midfield duo Rachael Down and Annabelle Clay combined well in the central area of the pitch.

Striker pairing Sam Parkyn and Jess Oliver carried a threat for SOHC, but it was the Teign defence that closed ranks very effectively to reduce the home scoring opportunities. Just before the break Teign doubled their lead from a short corner to take a two-goal advantage into half-time.

After the break there was more of the same with Millie Moore and Lucy Lefebvre prominent in the home middle third making some play-breaking tackles and Evie Wilson began to impress upfront.

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During the last 10 minutes SOHC played some of their best hockey of the game, but sadly the slick approach play could not muster a finish and in the final minutes Teign scored their third and final goal.

The SOHC ‘Chick of the Day’ award was shared by Millie Moore and Annabelle Clay.

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