Weymouth Ladies HC fight for their wins

Weymouth Ladies 1 v Salisbury 2
Result: 6-2 (Weymouth)

Due to a lack of player availability this week, Weymouth played with just 10 on pitch including Ellen Dewey new to keeping the nets.  A poor warm-up led to an early goal by the visitors, putting weymouth on the back foot from the off.  This spurred Weymouth on to wake up and start playing a better level of hockey and they quickly equalised by Drewitt.  Knowing they were a player down, the home side made some great passing play, with some excellent work rate from Bloxham.  This allowed them alot of possession and created space to build attacks from the whole side.  Drewitt made the most of the space upfront on her own by running with the ball and successfully taking on defenders.  She quickly netted another two to take weymouth to a comfortable 3-1 lead at half time.  Salisbury came out strong at the start of the second half, trying to capitalise on having an extra player.  However, some great defending from Thomasson, Talbot, Craven and sweeper Stuart-Smith easily kept the Salisbury forwards at bay.  Weymouth skipper, Butcher netted another two for the side, by converting a short corner and a solo run from further back on the pitch.  With the score at 5-1 and weary legs, Salsibury managed to convert a fast break with a chipped strike, leaving Dewey in goal no time to think.  In reaction to this, Weymouth again lifted their game, with some awesome passing moves and it was Drewitt again who finished the scoring off in favour of the seasiders at 6-2.  A great victory for Weymouth even with one man short!  Weymouth stay at the top of the league undefeated, but still have 8 games to the end of the season.�
Man of the match – Lynda Drewitt.
Team: Dewey. Stuart-Smith, Craven, Restorick, Thomasson Bloxham, Stone, Butcher, Talbot, Drewitt
No game scheduled for this weekend.



Weymouth 2 v Salisbury 3
Result: 3-0 (Weymouth)
 

Although number 13 is unlucky for some, it seems that today, for Lucy Heath, number 13 proved to be the exception to the rule, with a sly goal half way into the first half. With end-to-end play throughout the first half, Weymouth, one player short, went out fighting into the second half. 

Salisbury were strong in attack, but due to some solid saves from Weymouth keeper, Caitlin Palmer, and exceptional defensive work from Laura Taylor, which earned her Man of the Match, Salisbury were unable to score. 

Weymouth’s second goal came from a neat conversion of a short corner, with a clean strike from Sophie Foot. This was soon repeated with another stunning performance, to end the match with a 3-0 score to Weymouth.
Man of Match: Laura Taylor


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