Bourne Deeping Ladies 1sts show no signs of rust in emphatic win
Bourne Deeping Ladies 1sts had lost none of their sharpness after a four week break for Christmas, and visitors Leadenham 1sts were on the end of a 5-0 hiding on Saturday last week.
From the start the Dragons took control of the game and within minutes were awarded a penalty corner. After a great injection by Izzie Oakley, Laura Thompson Wright received the ball and launched it over the goalkeeper to find the back of the net.
Bourne Deeping continued to apply the pressure, swiftly and accurately passing the ball, creating a number of opportunities in and around the D with Jan Havemann seeing her shot at goal fly over the top of the net and Izzie Oakley came close to scoring only to be denied by the opposition’s goalkeeper.
Controlling the ball, the home team increased the pressure on Leadenham’s goal, several more short corners were awarded and Becky Allam got on the end of the ball and slipped it past the keeper.
Emily Murray found herself in the right place to score the Dragons third goal just before half-time.
Bourne Deeping started the second half strongly, with some fast tempo hockey. The ball found Carol Murray on the right who drove into the D and with a little rebound from the goalkeeper scored another goal.
The Dragons’ defensive line-up was able to control and eliminate the few attacks that came from Leadenham. The host’s final goal came from midfield where Gemma Catlin received the ball and stormed past the opposition’s defence to see her shot on goal smash into the far left corner.