Ladies 1s Lose 1-3 against Guildford Ladies' 1s
Guildford too strong for Ladies 1s
FIXTURE: South Div 3B
HOME TEAM: Guildford Ladies' 1s 3
AWAY TEAM: Lewes Ladies 1s 1 (Barron)
A rainy Saturday took Lewes Ladies 1s to a hockey pitch in rural Guildford.
Lewes started fast but Guildford started faster, with a tight circle around any Lewes free hits. With a couple of shots from both sides and bags of enthusiasm/running the first 35 minutes flew by, ending 0-0.
With Guildford having some nice periods of play, Lewes had to step up with man of the match pavs and the rest of the team working hard to defend our goal. Giving away a penalty corner 10 minutes in gave Guildford the upper hand as it unfortunately snowballed to a penalty stroke as the ball became lost in a mound of people and hit a foot on the line somewhere in the confusion. A quick push from the Guildford centre forward got them ahead. 1-0 Guildford.
Lewes fought back with Ellen Bails and Amelia Barron out running their defence and Malloy having a chance in front of goal. However a miscommunication on a 16 yard hit between the Lewes defence led to a one on one with the Lewes keeper, resulting in a right slot in by the attacker. 2-0 Guildford.
Lewes still powered on, refusing to be beaten. A hit across the D gave Guildford the final hurrah with a sloppy poke in. 3-0 Guildford.
As always, Lewes ended on a high with Amelia Barron scoring a late goal from a tight angle assisted by a sublime pass by Libby Youngman. 3-1 Guildford.
With the full time whistle closing the game, Lewes decided they were beaten by a better team.
MATCH REPORT: Sara Hall