Womens 1st Team - Match centre

City of Portsmouth
Isle of Wight
Sat 1 Apr 12:30 - Hampshire Hockey League - Hampshire Area Division 2 (Women) Full time

City's women beat IOW in must win game

City of Portsmouth women won the first of two crucial games, with a convincing 5-2 win at home to the Isle of Wight.

City of Portsmouth had two games to play this weekend, and knew that four points were needed to secure promotion to Hampshire Division 1.

The ladies first game of the weekend was against the Isle of Wight at home on Saturday. City pressed hard from the off, with every single player knowing what was a stake. Isle of Wight took an early lead, however City soon equalised with a backboard finish from Emily Butcher. Becky Clay then followed in quick succession to make it 2-1.

After the half-time break, the hosts came out full throttle to take a three goal advantage with some great early balls that worked all the way through the team for Butcher and Clay to each net their second of the day. Isle of Wight managed to gain another goal at this point, but City showed quick play again which culminated in captain Katie Spooner whacking one home from the top of the D.

The City defence held strong with a flux of penalty corners from Isle of Wight, but City held them out to finish the game 5-2, and secure three of the required four points for promotion.

Man of the match was awarded to Emily Mackenzie for some great overloading from the back.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Hampshire Area Division 2 (Women) results

Fareham 2
New Forest
0
3
Haslemere 2
Hamble
Fleet and Ewshot
Eastleigh

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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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