Hockey ladieshit Lomond for­six

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East Kil­bride ..... 6 Loch Lomond .... 1

East Kil­bride Ladies booked their place in the next round of the Scot­tish District Plate on Sun­day af­ter a great dis­play of pass­ing and pa­tience.

Af­ter a wob­bly first few min­utes, in which keeper Mairi MacDon­ald had to de­flect a shot away from goal, the Topek-spon­sored side got their act to­gether.

EK be­gan to dis­play some of the best pass­ing moves they’ve put to­gether all sea­son and Loch Lomond hardly had a touch of the ball.

The home side stayed pa­tient and got their re­ward on the 20 minute mark through Paula Rich­mond af­ter a pe­riod of pres­sure.

Sheona Hutchi­son added a sec­ond five min­utes later from a short corner be­fore Rich­mond scored again to make it 3-0 at the break.

When Hutchi­son stretched the lead early in the sec­ond half it looked like the sec­ond pe­riod would be as com­fort­able as the first. But the vis­i­tors had other plans.

They pushed fur­ther up the pitch and got their re­ward af­ter a few missed chances with 15 min­utes left to play. With EK de­fend­ers at sea the ball headed straight in.

It was the shock EK needed to get back into their pass­ing stride and the whole team linked well once again.

It was no sur­prise when Hutchi­son got her hat-trick, then a fourth to take the fi­nal score to 6-1. N-ice one

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