Thomas shines in tight win

Llanelli Star - - Sport -

CAR­MARTHEN Ath­letic Ladies’ Hockey Club beat Swansea 4ths 2-1.

Car­marthen’s de­fence of Kiera Grif­fiths, Ffion Dart and Nia Sut­ton stopped a num­ber of Swansea at­tacks and Car­marthen grad­u­ally be­gan to as­sert them­selves.

Carys Thomas and Anna Heath played a num­ber of neat balls for­ward to dan­ger­ous for­wards Maya Davies, Re­becca Cart­land and Me­gan Davies.

And the pres­sure told when Scar­lett Macken­zie-Jones fired home.

Car­marthen con­tin­ued to ap­ply pres­sure and per­sis­tent work earned them a short cor­ner.

And an ac­cu­rate ball from Maya Davies found Ffion Dart at the edge of the D, and she pow­er­fully swept the ball be­yond the keeper to make it 2-0.

Swansea hit back strongly af­ter the in­ter­val, but some ex­cel­lent saves by Jackie Mar­shall kept them at bay.

The mid­field of Anna Knuck­les, Eleanor Phillips, Me­gan Henry, Carys Thomas and Anna Heath also came back to sup­port the de­fence.

The pres­sure even­tu­ally told when Swansea were awarded a few short cor­ners and from one of them they nar­rowed the deficit.

But Car­marthen closed out the game to se­cure vic­tory and they named Carys Thomas their player of the match fol­low­ing her fine work in the mid­dle of the park.

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