Devastating display secures promotion

Rutland Hockey Ladies 1st XI with coach Simon Cooper
Rutland Hockey Ladies 1st XI with coach Simon Cooper
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Rutland Ladies 13

Bourne 2nd 1

RUTLAND outgunned Bourne 2nds on Saturday to secure promotion to the Cambridgeshire Ladies’ League Premier Divison with two games remaining.

Rutland were in devastating form against an inexperienced Bourne 2nds and attacked relentlessly during the first half.

The defenders were well protected by excellent work from the forwards with Harriet Crennell and Ella Bramachari running non-stop to pressure the Bourne defence.

They were so much in command, that Rutland could rotate positions throughout the game to allow players to get used to interchanging positions fluidly during a game. As a sign of the strength of the Rutland squad and the progress the team has made this season as every player was confident playing in any position.

Highlights were goals scored by Ella Bramachari, who tackled a Bourne player on the half way line and dribbled around four Bourne players to score, and Katie Richardson, who was superb throughout.

Rutland were disappointed to concede a goal towards the end and will hope to keep a clean sheet when playing Bourne’s 1st XI in the final league match of the season on Sunday.

Rutland are still fighting to complete a league and cup double with the cup final to be played on April 9.

Rutland: Vicky Salt, Rachel Richardson, Hannah Ellwood, Zoe Farmer, Ellie Ricketts, Charlie Gregg, Anne Pollock, Ella Bramachari, Harriet Crennell, Katie Richardson.