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Ladies 2s - Match centre

Amersham and Chalfont Ladies 3s
Phoenix and Ranelagh Ladies 2s
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C Browne (12' )
Sat 18 Nov 10:00 - Trysports - Three Counties Hockey League - Division 2

Amersham & Chalfont 0 - 1 P&R Ladies 2's


Ladies 2's rock Amersham and Chalfont to take 3 points

The Ladies 2's made the very early trip to Amersham and Chalfont worthwhile with a 1-0 win against tough oppo on Saturday. With lots of changes in the squad from the previous week, captain Jax made the team talk short and sweet before the game and focussed on what could be learnt from the 3-2 loss at Buckingham. The team structure proved to be the crucial difference to that performance and the team executed the changes perfectly!

Mandy Wilton held the midfield shape, blocking the through ball which caught us out last week, and Heather Boulton and Cleo Browne played the inner roles brilliantly - harassing defenders, getting forward early and staying central to pack the middle of the pitch. There were a couple of scares in the first 10 minutes with Hannah Doherty making some clearances and a couple of good saves but then after that P&R piled on the pressure. After a couple of chances went begging in the D, the goal came from Browne on 12 minutes. It wasn't a perfectly struck shot, but it wrong footed the defence and crept in to settle the visitors nerves.

The next 20 minutes was all orange, with Mollie Edgar on the left and Beth Tait Alexander on the right both having lots of luck getting behind the defence but not being able to get that final ball into the goal. 2's debutant Maisy King supported from left half brilliantly and the team were unlucky not to score again before half time.

The 2nd half started with A&C putting the oranges under much more pressure but Lucy Plummer and Pam Saker stood firm with Mandy Wilton and Bethan Harris also getting back into the defensive lines to make some crucial tackles when it looked dangerous. Both flanks worked well as a team with the halves, wings and inners creating great triangles and Kate Wensley worked tirelessly up front - staying high and giving the team some real stretch in attack. She deserved a goal for her efforts but couldn't find that final opening to get it!

The team should have gone 2-0 up 10 minutes from the end, with the ball being cleared by the GK, and 2 defenders without it going over the line despite the best efforts of Edgar, Browne, Wensley, Tait-Alexander and Boulton all doing their best to place the ball in hard to reach places.

Laura Hodder took a solid stint at right wing for the final 10 minutes and almost got in behind the A&C defence with her first touch; she proved difficult to get past and worked hard to keep the ball in the A&C half and away from danger which aided P&R in keeping possession high up the pitch and away from danger.

P&R worked really hard in the last few minutes as A&C desperately tried to equalise but they couldn't win the ball back from the visitors and the game finally finished 1-0 to the visitors!

Next week the team travel again, this time to Wallingford HC for a 10.15 PB and probably with yet another different starting 11!! All supporters welcome as we try and keep the pressure on at the top of the division.

Key moments

Goal Cleo Browne scores for Phoenix and Ranelagh Ladies 2s


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Cleo Browne scores for Phoenix and Ranelagh Ladies 2s
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  • Amersham and Chalfont Ladies 3s
  • Phoenix and Ranelagh Ladies 2s
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  • Cleo Browne Goal 12:00'

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Other Division 2 results

Oxford Hawks Ladies 5s
Oxford Ladies 5s
Wycombe Ladies 3s
Wallingford Ladies 3's
University of Reading Ladies 4s
Banbury Ladies 3s
Abingdon Ladies 1s
Wychwood Ladies 1s


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Abingdon Ladies 1s 20 50
2. Amersham and Chalfont Ladies 3s 20 40
3. Phoenix and Ranelagh Ladies 2s 21 39
4. Oxford Hawks Ladies 5s 20 36
5. Banbury Ladies 3s 20 28
6. Wychwood Ladies 1s 20 26
7. Buckingham Ladies 3rds 21 24