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Ladies 1st XI - Match centre

Kettering 1
S Reynolds (40' )
Full time
 (20' , 45' , 50' , 55' , 60' )
Sat 23 Mar 13:00 - Midland Ladies Hockey League - Midland Ladies Hockey League Division 2

Poor Team Performance


Kettering flag in the heat to lose frustratingly

Another hot match day and another must win game for the Kettering Ladies XI. Facing Ashby this weekend in their penultimate game of the season Kettering wanted to replicate their play from the first time they played this fixture. 

Ashby however were not going to lie down and with them pushing for promotion, they were fired up from the start. 

Ashby started the game more assertively and stretched Kettering significantly meaning the home side struggled to find their own pace of play from the outset. Ashby soon took the lead as their pace upfront saw their centre forward beat a number of defenders to walk the ball into the goal. Kettering did manage to get the ball down the other end of the pitch but fortune was not in their favour today. Being 1-0 down at half time the side needed to pick themselves up and for the first 10 minutes of the second half, seemed to do so. Gaining a succession of penalty corners saw Charlie Fowle slip the ball to Toni Hustwait, whose 1st time deflection sent the ball across the face of the goal where player of the match, Sophie Reynolds was waiting. Showing excellent composure whilst surrounded by opposition player, Reynolds calmly slotted the ball away to draw level. 

This should have been the lift Kettering needed but instead it spurred Ashby to step up another gear and Kettering just could not keep up. A further four goals were conceded by Kettering before the final whistle blew which led to a disappointing end to the game. 

Key moments

Goal Goal for Ashby
Goal Sophie Reynolds scores for Kettering 1
Goal Goal for Ashby
Goal Goal for Ashby
Goal Goal for Ashby
Goal Goal for Ashby


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70:00 Player of the Match
Sophie Reynolds is awarded player of the match for Kettering 1
60:00 Goal 1 - 5
Goal for Ashby
55:00 Goal 1 - 4
Goal for Ashby
50:00 Goal 1 - 3
Goal for Ashby
45:00 Goal 1 - 2
Goal for Ashby
40:00 Goal 1 - 1
Sophie Reynolds scores for Kettering 1
End of period 1
20:00 Goal 0 - 1
Goal for Ashby
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kettering 1
  • Ashby
  • 0
  • Goal 20:00'
  • Sophie Reynolds Goal 40:00'
  • Goal 45:00'
  • Goal 50:00'
  • Goal 55:00'
  • Goal 60:00'

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League round up

Other Midland Ladies Hockey League Division 2 results

Solihull Blossomfield
Olton & West Warwicks 2
Telford & Wrekin


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Solihull Blossomfield 18 45
2. Olton & West Warwicks 2 18 38
3. Burton 18 35
4. Ashby 18 33
5. Telford & Wrekin 18 28
6. Shrewsbury 18 19
7. Kettering 1 18 15

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