Pressure builds on leaders
HOCKEY: Ipswich Seconds are still riding high at the top of the Printwize East Premier League but this week's opponents Dereham will pose several different challenges.
Ipswich Seconds are still riding high at the top of the Printwize East Premier League but this week's opponents Dereham will pose several different challenges.
Ipswich are more than aware that as the season goes on more and more teams will want to become the one that ends their unbeaten run.
Dereham are a well coached team who are capable of highs and lows.
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Their record so far this season includes a seven-goal victory and a seven- goal defeat and Ipswich will need to be alert to the skill and pace that their opponents can produce if in the mood.
Ipswich lose goalkeeper Laura Peskett, outfield players Charlie Andersson, Jo Jo Andersson and Ella Kenny all of whom have school commitments, but have able cover in the shape of first team keeper Hannah Robinson and third team players, Emma Baker and Nicky Keely.
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All have second team experience. Sophie Sheldrake is also doubtful are sustaining a nasty knee injury last weekend.
After a dramatic turn around in the second half last week, Ipswich will be looking for that kind of
display from the start and will need to take their chances to keep the home team under pressure.
Captain Emma Millar knows that this a dangerous time for the team as they approach the Christmas break and is intent on keeping the side focused.
She said: "After such a fantastic comeback last week, there is a possibility for us to be over-confident going into this match.
"I would rather we played our hockey from the start rather than allowing ourselves to go two goals down, no matter how impressive the comeback.
"We must keep doing the simple things well and aim to be consistent for the whole 70 minutes."