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FLUID HOCKEY IN BOURTON ON THE WATER!

27 February 2016 at 18:26

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FLUMMOXED BY THE FORMATION

20 February 2016 at 17:14

The formation operated by Shipton Oliffe flummoxed the Stroud team for the first 20 minutes of the game, during which time Shipton scored 3 times.  For Stroud, whose natural style of hockey is free flowing and down the wings, the Shipton 'pack the middle' approach was initially difficult for Stroud to deal with.  All that changed in the last 10 minutes of the first half and the entire second half with as Stroud began to wrestle control from Shipton and play its free flowing hockey down each side of the pitch.  Stroud's defence of short corners was impressive and the team was unlucky not to score from the 2 short corners awarded during the game.  Stroud's goal came from a well taken deflection by Emma Crowe which left their keeper bemused.  A draw during the second half was a result of the team's constant ability to regroup, understand what's needed and then have the commitment to the task.  Shipton were top of the league before having 3 games postponed.

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AIMING FOR GREATNESS AND GAINING 3 POINTS

06 February 2016 at 16:49

Stroud Ladies 2nd X1 were aiming for greatness this week and after winning their match against higher placed Bretforton they felt great indeed!  The Stroud side looked well composed throughout the match and high from last week's victory against Cirencester they used their passing skills, running with the ball abilities and accurate tackling to keep the Bretforton team under control.  There was some smashing work up the right hand side of the pitch between Lizzie Woods, Candice Johnson and Freya Robb.  No to be outdone, the left hand trio of Katie Elder, Kathy Williams and Harriet Smith were just as attacking.  With the Bretforton team playing much of the game in the centre of the pitch, it was down to the team's backbone of Iona Strang, Victoria Sharpe, Emma Crowe, Pauline Edgington, an impressive Hannah Scott as sweeper and keeper Aleasha Holder, to manage the attack.  All the goals were during the second half and Stroud's were expertly scored by Freya Robb and Iona Strang.

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