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HOCKEY: Defiant Weymouth end Frome's run
6:00pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Sport
FROME LADIES 1 WEYMOUTH LADIES 1
WEYMOUTH ended Frome’s 100 per cent record in the West Clubs Women’s League East Division, denying the hosts a fourth straight win.
The visitors were prepared for a tough match but it was they who got on top in the early stages with several attacks.
Frome’s defence was strong and kept Weymouth at bay, initiating attacks of their own before being met by the Seasiders’ resolute rearguard of Dervla Ireland, Anneka Rogers, Sophie Foot and Jacqui Riddler.
Keeper Alice Craven made some brilliant saves, although Wey-mouth found it difficult to get the ball out of defence due to the high press implemented by Frome.
Umpiring decisions were difficult to bear at times and Chloe Van Crugten ended up on the wrong side of the officials when she was shown a green card for a foul and talking back.
Play went back and forth until Susie Stone gained possession in midfield, linked up with Luce Bryne and Van Crugten, and then found captain Emily Austin.
Austin skilfully beat two def-enders before squaring the ball to the penalty spot where Linda Drewitt swept home to make it 1-0.
Weymouth maintained their discipline against a very physical and aggressive side, keeping the Frome forwards quiet with Craven saving her side on many occasions.
The second half continued to be a battle for Weymouth, both against the Frome players and the umpiring decisions.
Frome were quick to pounce on any Weymouth free hit and from 16 yards out, the visitors were dispossessed and a straight strike levelled the scores.
Weymouth: Austin, Rogers, Foot, Riddler, Dive, Stone, Van Crugten, Bryne, Craven, Ireland, Carter-Miles, Drewitt. Man of the Match: Alice Craven.
WEYMOUTH LADIES II 4 SALISBURY V 0
THE hosts bounced back from defeat the previous week to record a comfortable 4-0 win over Salisbury’s fifth team.
Some impressive runs by Gina Huntley in midfield and Annabel Canaven up the right wing created early chances for the forwards before Liefy Hemdrikz opened the scoring and then added another.
Weymouth were equally strong in defence, giving Anna Neish little to do in goal and at half-time the home side were 2-0 up.
The start of the second half was a little slower but Weymouth eventually made the most of the spaces in midfield.
Proceedings were stopped briefly when captain Hendrikz took a ball to the eyebrow and had to be substituted.
However, goals from Jo Brazier and Anna Dencher completed a dominant performance that keeps Weymouth fourth in Channel Division Two.
Man of the match: Annabel Canaven
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