Ath­letic seal cup pas­sage

Llanelli Star - - Sport -

CAR­MARTHEN Ath­letic Ladies Hockey team 2nds sealed their pas­sage into the next round of the cup with a 3-1 de­feat of Gwent 4ths.

Car­marthen started con­fi­dently, ap­ply­ing pres­sure on Gwent from the off. Mid­field­ers Lili Church, Kate How­ell, Lucy Davies, Caitlin Mar­shall and Louise Mear worked hard to keep posses­sion and distribute the ball to for­wards Char­lotte Har­ries, Emily Gard, Moli Stone and Claire Evans.

Car­marthen earned them­selves a short cor­ner and Gard found Siriol Richards, who fired home with a pow­er­ful strike from the top of the D.

It wasn’t long be­fore Car­marthen were on the at­tack again and they dou­bled the ad­van­tage fol­low­ing some fine pass­ing be­tween Mear and Gard along the left wing, with a cross into the dan­ger zone con­verted by Evans.

The fi­nal few min­utes of the half saw Car­marthen hit the back­board for the third time fol­low­ing an­other break from Church, who used her speed to help trans­fer the ball down the wing to Stone, who swept the ball home.

Car­marthen looked to ex­tend their lead af­ter the break, but Gwent added some pres­sure of their own which kept the de­fence oc­cu­pied.

And Gwent did get a goal their per­sis­tence de­served, though Car­marthen com­fort­ably held on.

The re­spec­tive player of the match awards went to Church and Richards.

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