Ladies put in a five-star performance

Driffield Hockey Ladies 1st 5 v Boston Spa 1

A promising 5 – 1 win for the Ladies 1st team at home against Boston Spa this week.

With a slight change in formation,  Driffield  quickly  settled  and took an early lead with a goal from Gemma T.A   solid   defensive   unit (H.Williams, C.Smith, A.Gate, A.Jackson and K.Measom) managed to hold off any counter attacks with the help of some relentless hard work from the midfield.

Driffield  remained  in  control with some effective passing in the midfield.  (V.Morgan,  E.Barton, F.Tuplin, K.Morgan and G.Tuplin). This created space for the forwards to utilise their speed and skill which shortly  paid  off.

A  dynamic  run down the line from H.Langley with a cross to A.Kitching who was waiting eagerly on the post, took the score to 20. Continuous pressure by the Driffield  forwards  caused  the  Spa’s defence  to  crumble,  giving  away a  number  of  penalty  corners. The home side took full advantage, managing  to  convert  two. The  first,  a strike from G.Tuplin and the second was a neatly placed deflection from E.Barton (who was delighted by her first goal of the season!).

Despite GK Lucy Wilson pulling off some fantastic saves, a momentary lapse in Driffield’s concentration saw Boston Spa capitalise what was to be their only goal of the game. Taking the score to 41 at half time.Spa came out fighting in the second half, unfortunately for them a stronger Driffield side remained on top.  Some  sensible  play  from  the whole team enabled them to hold the lead until Spa got the final treatment from A.Kitching taking the score to  5-1.

Girlie of the game: Lucy Wilson Donkey: Anna ‘Trout’ Kitching

Next week brings a trip to play Chapeltown away.

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