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Wallingford Ladies 3's
Buckingham Ladies 3rds
Sat 8 Oct 11:45 - Trysports - Three Counties Hockey League - Division 2 Full time

Under manned 3s fight valiently but lose 0-4

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Having only 9 players, Buckingham Ladies 3s still went out and proved why we deserve to be in division 2, if not higher.

Having only 9 players, Buckingham Ladies 3s still went out and proved why we deserve to be in division 2, if not higher. The work rate of everyone was so high despite having no subs and having to cover more of the pitch than usual.

Play was varied throughout the match and it was by no means a walkover by Wallingford. Defence kept their cool and impressively managed to hold off the Wallingford attack time and time again, with only the odd few times getting through resulting in goals. Jenny made several crucial interceptions, taking pressure off those running back, Imogen held centre back, either breaking the attackers flow or winning possession back and Georgie ran tirelessly shifting between defence and mid to make life difficult for Wallingford. Olivia and Katie held screen, clearing out loose balls and putting Wallingford under constant pressure.

Despite only nine players, we still had some attacking opportunities thanks to play from Emily K, Tash and Katie who were always looking to move the ball onwards and supported each other brilliantly. We managed to win 2 short corners but unfortunately couldn’t convert. Fantastic diving from Amy ensured that Wallingford converted precious few of their short corner attempts also.

Despite the scoreline, it was clear all players put in their best effort and showed that with a full squad we were in for a good run in Division 2.

Team selection

Cairns, Amy Cairns, Amy
Vince, Jenny Vince, Jenny
Thornley, Imogen Thornley, Imogen
Pittwood, Georgia Pittwood, Georgia
mckenna, Katie mckenna, Katie
Cottrell, Olivia Cottrell, Olivia
Yates, Charlotte Yates, Charlotte
Fellingham, Emily Fellingham, Emily
Krelle, Emily Krelle, Emily
Patel, Natasha Patel, Natasha
Thomas, Amalia Thomas, Amalia
Buckingham Ladies 3rds

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Other Division 2 results

Abingdon Pilgrims Ladies 1s
0
5
Banbury Ladies 3s
1
0
Wycombe Ladies 3s
Oxford Ladies 5s
3
0
Kidlington Ladies 1s
Wychwood Ladies 1s
3
3
Oxford Hawks Ladies 5s

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Sonning Ladies 3s 22 51
2. Reading Ladies 3A 22 50
3. Banbury Ladies 3s 22 49
4. Buckingham Ladies 3rds 22 45
5. Oxford Hawks Ladies 5s 22 35
6. Wycombe Ladies 3s 22 30
7. Wallingford Ladies 3's 22 29

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