UTTOXETER recovered from a two-goal deficit to record their first win in three games – and maintain their slender advantage at the top of Feeder West in the Midlands Region Women’s Hockey League.
Two defeats in as many weeks had rocked Uttoxeter’s confidence, and the impact of those losses was evident when the visitors went 2-0 down within the first 10 minutes of play.
However, the league leaders are a resilient side, and were not going to go down without a fight.
After the first 10 minutes it was all about Uttoxeter pressure.
The home side’s D faced a barrage of attacks with much improved passing and creative link-up play – which has been missing of late – from the visitors.
Uttoxeter’s hard work was rewarded when Jo Rea converted two penalty corners to restore parity before the break.
It was a similar story in the second half, with Uttoxeter continuing to pile on the pressure and their own goal rarely threatened.
Rea bagged another goal from another penalty corner to put the visitors in front for the first time.
Wave upon wave of attacks followed on the Old Sils goal.
Lisa Lilley dispatched another penalty corner to give Uttoxeter a two-goal cushion.
In the dying seconds Anna Young unleashed an unstoppable strike to make the final score 5-2.
On Saturday Uttoxeter host second-placed Warwick, push-back 11.30am, in a potential title decider. Uttoxeter Ladies players’ player: Emily Cann.