Ladies rule the league

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10:37

 

HOCKEY

IW Ladies 7, Romsey II 0

LEAGUE leaders IW put on a classy display to maintain their unbeaten form.

Led by the returning Lynn Horwell, who caused all sorts of problems for Romsey, the IW opened the scoring after just ten minutes, Leeya Roovis sweeping home.

Georgia Whittle showed phenomenal individual skill dribbling through several opposition players into the Romsey D, and while her initial shot was stopped, Roovis was able to pounce on the rebound for her second.

By now, the IW were in lots of space, and piling on the pressure with multiple short corners. They got their third when Carolyn McClellan neatly deflected a Williams shot.

Romsey rallied after this, but were unable to capitalise and, regaining control, IW scored their fourth through a Jaimie Unsworth shot.

In the second half, IW were eager to build on their tally, Kate Ednay netting twice, and Roovis completing her hat-trick to wrap up the scoring.

Player of the match was Holly Newton.

IW: Martin, Mumford, Burdett, Unsworth, Gammage, Whittle, Newton, Horwell, Richardson, Roovis, McClellan, Ednay.

City of Portsmouth 0, IW Ladies 3

IW defended their unbeaten start to the season with victory in this top-of-the-table clash.

The first half was very evenly matched, and goalless, with the breakthrough coming late on as Kate Ednay swept home. The goal seemed to open things up for the IW, who consolidated their victory with strikes from Liz Williams and another for Ednay.

Player of the match was Lacey Gammage.

IW: Martin, Mumford, Burdett, Unsworth, Gammage, Whittle, Williams, Richardson, Ednay, Newton, McClellan.

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