Ladies still looking to secure first win

Sudbury Hockey Club'Sudbury Ladies 1st XI game on Saturday where they drew 1-1 with City of Peterborough 1s' 'Cheryl Clayton
Sudbury Hockey Club'Sudbury Ladies 1st XI game on Saturday where they drew 1-1 with City of Peterborough 1s' 'Cheryl Clayton

EAST WOMEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION 1N

Sudbury Ladies 1

City of Peterborough Ladies 1

SUDBURY have had a disappointing start to the season and have been working hard to turn that around.

With a home fixture the side hoped that with home supporters and after a great pep talk from captain Sandra Mackay they could record their first win.

Right from the start, Sudbury wanted the ball and were working hard to get possession and to switch play round the back to open the game.

After a few well-constructed breaks, Sudbury were rewarded with a number of short corners and from one Collette Cottrell slotted the ball inside the left post for the first goal.

This is the first time Sudbury have been in the lead this season, and they fought hard to get another goal but Peterborough’s keeper made some good saves to keep the score at 1-0.

The visitors had better control of the midfield and were better at finding their players out wide, making it too easy for them to move the ball about. They were successful at getting up to Sudbury’s 23-metre line but the defence hassled them, stealing the ball on numerous occasions and making it difficult for them to get into the D for shots on goal, although this meant that Sudbury sometimes got themselves pinned in. This led to Sudbury trying a poor switch with Peterborough stealing the ball and scoring.

In the second half, Sudbury came out fighting with the belief they could win the match, winning more short corners but they could not convert any of them into goals.

Both teams worked hard but the score did not change.

Next week Sudbury face the Pelicans and look to build on their positive result from this game.

Player of the match: Katie Clark.