Ladies double

Hockey: BT Exact Ipswich Ladies 2 Clifton 1BtExact Ipswich gained a good three points against the Bristol team. Despitethe disappointment from the previous week when Ipswich led for 60minutesthen let in 3 goals,they showed much greater composure in defence throughoutthe full 70 minutes and fully deserved the victory.

BT Exact Ipswich Ladies 2 Clifton 1

BtExact Ipswich gained a good three points against the Bristol team. Despite

the disappointment from the previous week when Ipswich led for 60minutes

then let in 3 goals,they showed much greater composure in defence throughout

the full 70 minutes and fully deserved the victory. Hannah Robinson, the

Ipswich keeper had another outstanding match and with Hayley Spooner keeping

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the Clifton centre forward under control, sweeper Karla Waddleton had little

action in the first half. The first goal came from a positive Ipswich build

up between England duo, Leisa King and Jo Ellis. A hard shot from the

penalty corner was catapulted into the air and the masterly control of

Lizzie Aldous deflected it past the Clifton keeper. Ipswich have an

excellent team atmosphere and coach Sandie Lister has seen this teamwork at

its best on the field of play. The interaction and fluidity between the

midfield and forwards has been the cornerstone of the teams success so far.

Clifton resonded well to harsh words at half time and started much the

stronger in the second half. A missed tackle led to the away team getting

the chance to level the score. Ipswich looked as if they were about to lose

their confidence but another fantastic effort from Tanya Barnard soon put

the opposition back on their heels and Ipswich began to regain possession.

The 52nd minute finally put the game to rest with Sarah Bamfield getting on

the end of a through ball from Barnard to make the final score 2-1. Ipswich

had a lot to prove and can now feel confident when they face Leicester

tomorrow.

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Letchworth v Ipswich

Result: 2-2

Scorers (E Baker, D Rawlinson)

For the first time this season Ipswich conceded goals but a fantastic team

spirit and hard working ethos made sure that they left Letchworth with a

point.

Ipswich started the brighter, pinning Letchworth into their half and

creating several half chances but after a dominant opening spell it was the

Hertfordshire Team that started to apply the pressure. Ipswich held firm

with debut keeper and player of the match, 16 year old Laura Peskett

particularly outstanding in goal and the first half ended all square. The

2nd half saw the match spring to life, Ipswich taking the lead through a

neat deflection by another debutant Emma Baker. Baker touched a firm short

corner strike by Sarah Juggins past the Letchworth keeper and Ipswich looked

on course to record another fine win. Letchworth however stepped up the

pressure and driven on by some experienced and talented players they mounted

an endless attack on the Ipswich goal. After a run of 4 short corners,

Letchworth finally succeeded were all other teams so far had failed and

finally broke through the Ipswich defence, a neat short corner move that

left the keeper no chance levelled the match at 1-1.

Letchworth now cheered on by a vocal crowd were in control and Ipswich could

not keep possession of the ball. Another short corner saw Ipswich concede

again and it looked as if the Suffolk team were heading for the first league

defeat. However this Ipswich side has a superb team spirit and were

determined that they would not surrender their unbeaten record. With 10

minutes left Ipswich were awarded a controversial short corner and Debbie

Rawlinson fired her shot past the Letchworth keeper to earn a valuable point

for the Suffolk team. This was a hard match for both teams and Ipswich were

more than satisfied with their point. After a week off Ipswich return to

league action against fellow 2nd team Canterbury and will be looking to

cement their great start to the season.

Ipswich 4s 0 Southwold 3

The game started with constant end-to-end play and resulted in some strong

attacks from the Southwold players. The Ipswich defence absorbed the attack

with some excellent saves from Penny Dunnett; the pressure continued to be

soaked up and Sam Bennett played as though she was fighting for her country.

The half time score was 0-0.

The second half started brightly with various attempts at goal from both

teams. The game was on. Southwold continued to attack the Ipswich goal and

their persistence was awarded with a goal from Tracy Martin. After their

initial goal the pressure was still present and following on from this a

penalty flick was scored by Dawn Pretty. The Ipswich players never gave up

and with great forward play from Vanessa Allen supported brilliantly in

midfield by Lois Panting and Katherine Wilson, they began to put the

Southwold goal under pressure. Nevertheless on a break Southwold's quick

speed and accurate passing provided them with a final goal by Jenny Burage.

Overall not even a stoic performance from Ipswich was a match for the great

team play of Southwold.

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