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Stroud ladies 1XI victorious over Gloucester

Stroud Ladies 1st XI, sponsored by Ecotricity, went out to win and stay top of the table in saturday's game against Gloucester - a match which Stroud dominated.  They barely let Gloucester near their D, playing great possession hockey and using both the width and space available to them. An early goal from Emily Allan gave Stroud a great head start in the game. Despite Gloucester's best efforts, the defensive back line of Katherine Stevens, Rebecca Stevens and Steph Woodward held firm, aided by some great saves from Aleasha Holder. A very attacking midfield helped create the second goal for Angharad Roberts, her shot just bobbling over the line. Lovely passing between Karen Whitehead, Elaine Noone, Sarah Tudor and Allan, meant Stroud were on the attack once again, their efforts rewarded with a beautiful goal for Claire Crosthwaite. Gloucester came back strongly and eventually scored their one goal, with what looked like a very good cricket swing! Stroud were not resting on their laurels, however, and pretty soon launched Kyishia Cooke up the wing.  She took on the goalie herself and scored a sweet goal to put the score at 4-1. This was still not enough for the Stroud ladies, though. After receiving a couple of odd tackles, Roberts dribbled the ball up the left wing before slipping it past the Glos goalkeeper to put the nail in the visitors' coffin and consolidate Stroud’s winning margin. This was a well-played game from Stroud who kept their heads and played their own style of hockey to keep themselves leaders of Severn 1 Division.

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