Ladies bat­tle back af­ter early set­back

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SPORT -

Ash­ford Ladies 2 BBHC Ladies 1 ASH­FORD Hockey Club’s ladies came from be­hind to fin­ish their sea­son with a win – but still missed out on the pro­mo­tions spots by one point.

Against a team they had beaten 5-0 away Ash­ford con­ceded an early goal but re­sponded im­me­di­ately when Celia Har­ri­son forced the ball home amid a scram­ble.

This was fol­lowed five min­utes later by a well-struck penalty cor­ner goal from cap­tain Ka­rina Green­smith.

Ash­ford cre­ated fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties but had to en­sure they stayed tight to com­bat BBHC’s counter-at­tack­ing style. The sec­ond half was a scrappy af­fair lit up oc­ca­sion­ally by pieces of in­di­vid­ual skill, one of which saw Linda Charl­ton to take the ball past the keeper only for a de­fender to clear off the line.

Ash­ford felt they should have a penalty flick af­ter a bad stick tackle but the um­pire waved aside their claims.

Ash­ford fin­ished the sea­son in third place, with So­phie Hunt voted player of the sea­son.

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