Ladies’ Hockey: Alford Ladies 2nds 3, Louth 2nds 0

Alford Ladies 2nds played host to Louth 2nds last Saturday.

The Alford team were keen to come out fighting after many weeks of having matches postponed due to weather and that is what they did.

From the off Alford attacked the Louth defence with a strong forward line headed up by Luan Burton. Jess Woods and Shirley Gibney supported by the midfield of Harriet Hanwell (Vice captain), Claire Smith, Holly Franks, Annabelle Robinson and Kelly LeGate.

The determination of the Alford side was rewarded with the first goal being scored by Burton in the 15th minute.

Louth 2nds battled back with some strong attacks which found the defensive line of Alford ready to clear their attempts away.

The Second half of the match saw a confident Alford side take another goal from Burton just 3 minutes in from the whistle,

Louth 2nds continued to put up a strong fight as they continued to take advantages of play and to find themselves in the Alford D.

A penalty corner was awarded to Louth, however the strong defensive line of Jo Dembry, Mykey Rockall (captain) Holly Franks, Luan Burton and keeper Charlotte Bee ensured that the opportunity would not be maximised with Burton clearing the ball form the D, sending the play back into the defending Louth’s half of the pitch.

Ceasing an opportunity saw the Alford team make another break on the Louth 2nds goal with winger Shirley Gibney scoring the third goal of the game in the seventeenth minute.

Louth 2nds continued to play a strong game, taking opportunities back into the Alford D but the defence of Sarah Stevens and Helen Grey continued to squash the opposition attack, leaving the final score at 3-0 to Alford.

Special thanks to John Flemming and Barbara Hanwell for umpiring the match.

Alford team - Mykey Rockall (Capt), Harriet Hanwell (Vice Capt), Jo Dembry, Helen Grey, Sarah Stevens, Charlotte Bee, Holly Franks, Claire Smith, Kelly LeGate, Annabelle Robinson, Jess Woods, Shirley Gibney, Luan Burton.