Prepa­ra­tion match of­fers much prom­ise

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - HOCKEY

MAC­CLES­FIELD ladies trav­elled to Knutsford for a friendly en­counter to try and get ready for the new sea­son.

The fi­nal score was 2-2 and was a fair re­flec­tion of the game; although the for­wards prob­a­bly trou­bled the Knutsford de­fence more fre­quently.

Mac­cles­field con­ceded a goal mid­way through the first half but soon fought back with a con­ver­sion from a short cor­ner.

Claire Bar­low struck hard and forced a de­fen­sive re­bound into the goal.

The first half ended hon­ours even.

The team, although a lit­tle rusty, did pro­duce some good phases of pass­ing play.

There were clearly some good part­ner­ships built over the last sea­son which will prove in­valu­able in the fu­ture.

The sec­ond half saw Mac­cles­field putting more pres­sure on Knutsford and a se­ries of short corners re­sulted in the sec­ond goal.

A well-worked rou­tine saw An­gela Duffy strike and Bar­low man­aged to lift the ball over the goal­keeper to give Mac­cles­field the lead.

Slightly against the run of play, Knutsford’s No. 30 was al­lowed a lit­tle too much room and was able to strike well from the edge of the D to equalise.

Over­all, a good game which demon­strated much prom­ise for the sea­son and was en­joyed by all.

Big thanks to Craig Roberts and Dave Al­ston for their fan­tas­tic um­pir­ing.

TEAM:

Lilia Se­boui Liz Thomas He­lena Ge­orge Kirsten Gostling Vicky Heylings Anna Han­son An­gela Duffy Debs o Con­nor Sarah Duffy Liv Richard­son Sarah wheeler and Claire Bar­low.

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