Lucy stars in Ath­letic win

Llanelli Star - - Sport -

CAR­MARTHEN Ladies 2nd XI hosted Aber­gavenny 2nds in di­vi­sion four of the South Wales Women’s Hockey League in their last game be­fore Christ­mas.

Car­marthen started strongly, with cen­tre mid­field­ers Lili Church and Lucy Davies link­ing up well with for­wards Ce­lyn Thomas, Char­lotte Har­ries, Ffion Ray­mond and Kate Wil­liams. Car­marthen fought hard to get the first goal but Aber­gavenny’s de­fence held out and dis­trib­uted the ball up the pitch to put pres­sure on Car­marthen’s de­fence.

Car­marthen’s de­fence of Siriol Richards, Leia Thomas, Caitlin Mar­shall and Mar­i­anne Spratt held firm to keep the ball away from goal­keeper Ja­nine Owen, who when called upon made some bril­liant saves.

The home side con­tin­ued to at­tack hard and were un­for­tu­nate not to gain a de­served goal.

They came out fight­ing in the sec­ond pe­riod and started to use their speed and youth to drive the balls up the wings via wing-backs Sioned Ray­mond, Kate How­ell and Heledd Hunt and into the D, where they found their for­wards to put pres­sure on Aber­gavenny’s de­fence.

Car­marthen, well sup­ported by the home crowd, were on fire now and a lovely ball from Lucy Davies in the mid­dle found Char­lotte Har­ries at the top of the D and she put the ball into the net.

This was the boost that Car­marthen needed. From a short cor­ner a per­fect in­jec­tion from Ray­mond to the top of the D al­lowed Har­ries to slot the sec­ond goal of the game.

Car­marthen con­tin­ued to work hard un­til the fi­nal whis­tle, show­ing their team­work, en­durance and de­ter­mi­na­tion, though they were un­able to add to the 2-0 score­line.

Lucy Davies was named player of the match by Car­marthen,while Caitlin Mar­shall was awarded player of the match by Aber­gavenny.

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