Return to winning ways for Spalding Ladies

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A miserable day was considerably brightened for Spalding Hockey Club Ladies’ First team when they returned to winning ways on Saturday with a resounding 4-0 win over Wisbech Seconds.

From the off it was one-way traffic but a half time score of 1-0 meant that although Wisbech were down they were not out.

As it was Evie Maltby pounced on a through ball by Lottie Boreham and slotted home at the back post.

Wisbech looked to organise and sit players behind the ball, allowing Spalding time and space which was exploited with deadly pace and accuracy.

The second half continued to be attack against defence and it was three breakaway goals from Charlotte Maplethorpe and two from Lottie Boreham which sealed the victory for Spalding.

On each occasion the scorers were put through one on one with the keeper, and each time they kept a cool head and delivered a clean finish to put Spalding into a commanding lead, which they never looked likely to lose.

It could have been even more for Spalding but for the efforts of the Wisbech keeper.

Spalding Ladies’ Seconds hosted Horncastle Ladies firsts on Saturday, with the home defence looking solid and effective throughout to deny the visitors many opportunities.

At the other end, Spalding had numerous attempts at goal, as well as a number of short corners, but they failed to make a breakthrough, as the game ended in a 0-0 draw, a reflection of two sides who were very evenly matched.

Spalding’s player of the match: Sally Pilgrim

Spalding Ladies’ Thirds slipped to fourth place in the league after being beaten 2-0 by an experienced and well organised Bourne/Deeping Second team.

The young Spalding side battled hard throughout but went down to a couple of well taken goals from their high flying hosts.