Ely back on track with Roses win

PUBLISHED: 09:07 10 February 2011

Ely Ladies Hockey 1st V Peterboro

Ely Ladies Hockey 1st V Peterboro

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ELY got back into their winning ways with a fine victory at Lincoln Roses.

Ely Ladies Hockey 1st V Peterboro

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Lincoln Roses 1

Ely 2

ELY got back into their winning ways with a fine victory at Lincoln Roses.

With some key players unavailable Ely were forced to reshuffle there team, third team keeper Kerry Newson and second team player Fiona Butler were added to the squad and regular right back Alison Chapman made a debut in attack partnering Dani Fletcher.

Ely dominated the early proceedings and, after numerous chances failed to produce a breakthrough, Ely eventually got the opener when a through ball from Katie Brammer put Fletcher clean through only for the striker to be fouled by the keeper. The resulting penalty was slotted away by skipper Gemma Voutt.

This sparked Roses into life and the Ely back three coped well until a series of mistakes from the Ely midfield allowed Roses to equalise. Again Ely responded well and good work down the left from Louise Pearson forced a short corner that Emily Clarke duly dispatched.

With the game in the balance in the second half it was no surprise that Roses started to work their way back into the game but with Katie Brammer and Pam Clarke holding up the midfield there were relatively few scares, despite a late short corner which was cleared by Pam Clarke allowing to secure their third win in four games.

Ely’s men meanwhile, earned a point in a battling draw with high-flyers City of Peterborough 3.

The game started evenly but the ex-National League experience within the Peterborough side soon started to take control of game and Ely were stretched.

Ely defended well for the full 70 minutes of the game and Peterborough failed to capitalise on the numerous short corners awarded to them. Ely’s defence was indebted to the superb reflexes of Neil Dodsworth in the Ely net to keep scores deadlocked as the game progressed. Dodsworth kept Ely in the game in the final short corner of the game, as the Peterborough forward was left shaking his head in disbelief after a goal bound flick was stopped by a stunning diving stick save to Dodsworth’s right for Ely to take hard won but vital point from the fixture.

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