Marc on a high

East Kilbride News - - SPORTS -

Another week, another great come­back from East Kil­bride Ladies Hockey Club’s first XI – this time seal­ing all three points in the process.

Hill­head II’s started the brighter and soon had a hold on the game, go­ing 1-0 up in­side the first 10 min­utes, and they made it 2-0 via a melee at the post.

The Glasgow side al­most scored a third, miss­ing the post by inches, and It was a miss the side would later re­gret.

In the sec­ond half EK were much more com­posed and pa­tient. The back three, in­clud­ing player of the match Sally Hall, sup­ported the mid­field in keep­ing pos­ses­sion and shut­ting down at­tacks.

This ap­proach paid off 15 min­utes in when Sheona Hutchi­son scored from a short cor­ner, her shot de­flect­ing off the de­fender’s stick.

It was just the boost EK needed and their sec­ond goal came five min­utes later from open play. Shona Kin­loch had been ef­fec­tive on the left wing for the home side and did all the hard work to al­low Paula Rich­mond to slot home.

EK would prob­a­bly have set­tled for a draw but had a late push and won a short cor­ner five min­utes from time.

A Hutchi­son and Fiona Wil­liamson one-two was dis­patched with ac­cu­racy by Hutchi­son to give the home side a late win­ner and all three points.

It was an ex­cel­lent come­back from EK in the sec­ond half, that pushes them up to fourth spot in a com­pet­i­tive and un­pre­dictable league.

Mean­while, the sec­ond string were not quite as for­tu­nate, go­ing down 8-0 to Loch Lomond (pic­tured above). Golfer Marc War­ren has se­cured his play­ing priv­i­leges for 2018 af­ter soar­ing up the Race to Dubai rank­ings in re­cent weeks.

The hon­orary EK Golf Club mem­ber looked to be in trou­ble ear­lier in the sea­son when he was sit­ting 173rd, with only the world’s top 150 play­ers re­tain­ing their place on the Tour.

How­ever, a surge in form which started with a sec­ond place fin­ish at the Por­tu­gal Mas­ters in Septem­ber was fol­lowed by three more top 15 fin­ishes.

The 36-year-old notched a tied for 15th plac­ing at the Bri­tish Mas­ters, T4 at the Al­fred Dun­hill Cham­pi­onships at St An­drew’s and T10 at the Ital­ian Open.

A T66 fin­ish at the week­end’s Turk­ish Open halted his strong run of re­sults, but he now sits 56th in the rank­ings af­ter qual­i­fy­ing for the lu­cra­tive end of sea­son‘Fi­nal Se­ries.’

This week he heads to South Africa for the Ned­bank Chal­lenge, and on Novem­ber 16-19 the pres­ti­gious World Tour Fi­nals in Dubai awaits.

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