Womens 1st Team - Match centre

Gosport Borough
City of Portsmouth
Sat 4 Feb 10:30 - Hampshire Hockey League - Hampshire Area Division 2 (Women) Full time

Citys women maintain promotion push

City of Portsmouth Women travelled to Gosport, and came 2-0 victors thanks to two goals from Katie Spooner.

The sun prevailed despite bad weather expectations and this set ambitions high. City pressed high in the first ten minutes of the first half and bagged their first goal after some hard pressed tracking from the forwards which lead to Lauren Stewart passing the ball through to Spooner who sent the ball into the back of the net on the reverse, 1-0.

The first half was end to end from there, lots of chances for either side to take but it wasn't to be. There was some great defending on display, and City managed to keep Gosport at bay.

City started the second half with good tempo, moving the ball around the pitch, thanks to quick passes from the defensive and midfield units. This enabled the forwards to carry the ball and put pressure on the Gosport defence, earning the first and only penalty corner of the game, which set up captain Spooner for her second goal of the day after another well worked penalty corner routine.

City continued to press until the final whistle but no shots came through, with the final score finishing 2-0.

Spooner said after the game: "Special thank you to Meri Westlake, Clare Boston, and Clemmie Bridges for helping us out today due to short numbers, you all had a cracking game. Feeling confident and promotion is still on!"

Man of the match was jointly awarded to Lauren Civil-Holt, Kate Green, and Clemmie Bridges for their work rates and composure on the ball.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Hampshire Area Division 2 (Women) results

New Forest
Fleet and Ewshot
Fareham 2
Haslemere 2
Isle of Wight


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. New Forest 21 53
2. City of Portsmouth 22 49
3. Eastleigh 21 43
4. Fareham 2 21 39
5. Isle of Wight 22 31
6. Hamble 21 29
7. Fleet and Ewshot 21 26


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