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Havering 1
Ashford 1
Sat 13 Jan 13:00 - East Women's Hockey League - Division 2 South East Full time

Havering Ladies 1s – 1 Ashford Ladies – 2

Havering Ladies hosted Ashford whom they had previously lost to earlier in the season.

Havering began strongly, Izy Purdie intercepting a defensive pass and forcing a good save from the keeper. Katie Griggs also saw an early effort scrambled away. Havering thought they had taken the lead when Purdie put away Emily Gilkes-Tarsey's cross but it judged to have hit her leg on the way through and was disallowed. Sue Harwood, Charlotte Chamberlin, Griggs, Nic Earle and Emily Martin helped to keep up the pressure but Ashford took the lead, hitting the ball into their attacking circle where it struck a Havering defender's foot and went into the goal. Havering stayed strong and although Ashford had a good spell of pressure they could not increase their lead, the defence of Bukki Olodo, Steph Prowse, Wendy Schofield, Hollie Dawkins and Louise Burgess and keeper Sophie McCoy kept any shots to a minimum and out of the goal. Havering changed their formation slightly at half time and began the second half strongly and throughout the second half kept Ashford under pressure. Dawkins and Burgess kept making excellent runs down the wings, causing problems for the visitor's defence. It looked like Dawkins had helped to equalise as she made a strong run into the attacking circle and slipped the ball to Martin, but as Martin converted the pass the whistle went for an earlier foul on Dawkins and a penalty corner awarded. Havering won several penalty corners but couldn't convert them and when Ashford intercepted a slip pass they stormed up the pitch and scored. With Harwood, Burgess, Dawkins, Prowse and Martin still making good runs to create pressure Havering knew they still had a chance to get something out of the game. A great pass by Martin found Emma Isherwood in front of goal but the ball got caught under her and it got cleared away. Just minutes later though, Harwood and Prowse combined well to set Burgess free; she committed the keeper and slipped the ball to Gilkes-Tarsey who made no mistake for her tenth goal of the season. The goal however came just a little too late and Ashford hung on well for the win.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Division 2 South East results

Tunbridge Wells 2
Gore Court 1
Canterbury 2A
Waltham Forest 1
Sevenoaks 3
Brom & Becks 2
Redbridge & Ilford 1
Basildon 1


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Canterbury 2A 22 55
2. Ashford 1 22 43
3. Sevenoaks 3 22 41
4. Basildon 1 22 38
5. Waltham Forest 1 22 35
6. Tunbridge Wells 2 21 29
7. Havering 1 22 27


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