Chiswick travelled to Wallingford for their first away fixture of the season and will have been pleased to take 3 points in such convincing fashion. Playing some excellent hockey in the first half they quickly dominated the game, enjoying large periods of pressure within the home team’s defensive half. Two early penalty corner strikes from Becky Smith saw them rewarded with a two goal lead inside the opening 15 minutes. This lead was extended further when some slick link play found Jodi Reddell in space at the left post where she duly tucked the ball away. Reddell didn’t have to wait long for her brace when she was put through on goal thanks to a pin point pass from Ceilidh Walker and, following a tussle with the keeper, managed to find the back of the net. With a 4-0 lead at half time and knowing it was their game to lose, Chiswick started the second alf brightly, with Tisunge Barrack pouncing on a rebound following a saved Becky Smith deflection. But the Blues then started to show signs of tiring and allowed Wallingford space to play their own game. Although they will have been pleased not to have conceded in open play, Chiswick were left frustrated when they allowed Wallingford to capitalise on their pressure and convert two penalty corners late into the game. While the result was never in doubt, the Blues will be looking to recreate their first half form for the full 70 minutes when they take on Southgate at home next weekend.
Score PHC Ladies 1s beat Wallingford Ladies 1s, 5-2
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