Worksop Ladies Hockey Club II beaten at Manning

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Worksop Ladies Hockey II lost 1-0 away to Manning Ladies on Saturday on a very blustery day in Nottingham.

Worksop conceded an early goal, which proved the difference between the teams.

Action from Worksop Ladies III v Newark III at Worksop College. Newark celebrate after scoring.

Action from Worksop Ladies III v Newark III at Worksop College. Newark celebrate after scoring.

The goal came after a quick counter-attack from Manning, against the run of play, was expertly finished at close range.

Worksop continued to break through the Manning defence and created lots of chances.

Kate Wilson hit the post in the first half. Amanda Young and Fiona Webb both had good short corner strikes saved by the in form Manning goalie.

Despite the numerous opportunities Worksop couldn’t find an equaliser.

Action from Worksop Ladies III v Newark III at Worksop College.

Action from Worksop Ladies III v Newark III at Worksop College.

At the other end, Worksop’s defence held firm thanks to Jo Lee, Helen Williams and player-of-the-match Lilly Nash.

Worksop III were beaten 3-0 by top of the division Newark in extreme weather conditions for the first match back after the Christmas break.

The half started at a fast pace with Worksop playing into the wind. Both teams had plenty of the play with both defences working hard until Newark were gifted a goal from a Worksop mistake.

Worksop continued to pressurise Newark’s goal without success, finishing the half 1-0 down.

In the second half Worksop continued to attack Newark and were unlucky not to equalise.

Newark were awarded a short corner and slotted home in the left hand corner.

Worksop never gave up and worked hard as a team to control play, with captain Kate Cox deservedly voted player-of-the-match.

Worksop Ladies IV team lost 2-1 away at Boots this weekend. With only 10 players, captain Sam Fielding managed to get the most out of her team after the Christmas break and produce a well fought performance.

Worksop’s only goal came from an excellent strike from the youngster Ashleigh Stevenson. This week’s player-of-the-match was awarded to Jo Pease for a solid performance in defence.