Ladies battle but go down 5-0 against leaders

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In South Women’s Division 3B, Lewes Hockey Club’s Ladies 1st XI faced a top of the table Surbiton Ladies 2nd XI, who had enjoyed a strong run of wins prior to this match.

Lewes went out with a specific game plan and it looked to be working effectively, with the girls proving a difficult opposition for the London team.

Towards the end of the first half Surbiton produced a good run of play which led to a wonder goal putting the Lewes team 1-0 down at half time.

After a motivating team during the break Lewes went into the second half with renewed aggression, chasing every ball down and winning many 50/50 tackles. However, this didn’t stop Surbiton from scoring another four excellent goals, two of which were off the reverse stick. Player of the match displays came from Lizzie Chan and goalkeeper Rose Thomas.

In Sussex Ladies League Division 1, Lewes Ladies 3rd XI went down heavily 6-0 to Hailsham Ladies 1st XI. Goals from Sue Cable (2), Susie Smith (2), Katie James and Alison Headey.