New Forest rue missed chances against Oxted
South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League Div 3B
New Forest HC I 1
Oxted HC I 3
NEWLY promoted New Forest Hockey Club first team were on the wrong end of a hard-fought 3-1 scoreline against Oxted.
Forest came back from a goal behind to level the match when Jade Lock scored from the top of the D. However, two quick-fire second-half goals consigned the home side to their second consecutive defeat.
The game started with Forest having the majority of possession, but they failed to find an elusive opener.
Oxted left the home side rueing their missed chances when they scored the first goal of the match after a quick break down the left.
Forest reacted well, and they quickly restored parity when Jade Lock smashed in a penalty corner strike, beating the Oxted goalkeeper.
Forest’s task was made all the challenging when last year’s player of the season, Lynn Jones, was forced off the pitch with a facial injury after an Oxted shot.
After the break, it appeared Forest had found their feet with both sides creating chances and possession even. However, with just a quarter of an hour remaining, Oxted hit Forest with back-to-back team goals to make the score 3-1.
New Forest battled until the final whistle with youngsters Isla Troup, Ella Adams, Octavia Allan and Ellie Sharp all putting in accomplished performances. Beth Cammegh was the player of the match.