Hockey ladies hit by player short­ages

The Arran Banner - - Sport -

The Ar­ran Ladies hockey team, who were sched­uled to play two games last week­end, one at home and one away, played nei­ther game ow­ing to be­ing un­able to field a team to com­pete on Satur­day, as did their ri­vals, who also had to con­cede the Sun­day game due to in­suf­fi­cient num­bers.

Ow­ing to these cir­cum­stances, the team has re­mained in the same po­si­tion in the West District League, gain­ing no points or goals for con­ced­ing the game to Glas­gow Univer­sity 4s on Satur­day but gain­ing three points and five goals from Stepps 2s con­ced­ing the fol­low­ing day.

The in­abil­ity to gain ad­di­tional points in the league has been par­tic­u­larly dis­ap­point­ing for many of the play­ers as the vari­ance in se­cond, third and fourth place is dif­fer­en­ti­ated by only a sin­gle point. With re­sults still to be sub­mit­ted, Ar­ran are cur­rently in third spot with 16 points, hav­ing played eight games, win­ning five, draw­ing one and los­ing two.

A spokes­woman for the club said: ‘A very frus­trat­ing week­end but these things hap­pen.’

The team will now take a break over the fes­tive pe­riod and matches will re­sume on Satur­day Jan­uary 12 against Stepps 2s. Their next out­ing will be a so­cial one where the team will get to­gether to­mor­row (Satur­day) to en­joy their an­nual club Christ­mas din­ner and danc­ing at the Or­mi­dale Ho­tel.

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