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Waltham Forest ladies hammer Sevenoaks Thirds 6-0 in Division Two South East
7:00pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Sport
Waltham Forest ladies recorded another big win in Division Two South East as they beat Sevenoaks Thirds 6-0 with Charlotte Pether scoring a hat-trick.
It didn’t take long for Forest to start the scoring with Jenny Field claiming the first goal just five minutes into the game from a turnover in the defensive 25 and with quick two-touch hockey en route to the net.
The second goal was scored by Pether with 15 minutes played and the third and fourth quickly followed.
Phil Laguen de Lacroix scored a great flick from the left of the circle and the fourth goal came on 20 minutes, again from Pether with a strike from the top of the circle.
Pether completed her hat-trick for the fifth with a reverse stick tap in just before half-time.
Waltham Forest had to maintain the lead for the whole of the second half and despite a few good counter-attacks from Sevenoaks, the ladies managed to hold on to the win, with Hannah Dobbin also adding to the scoreline with a tap-in shortly after the break.
Forest men’s first team endured a less successful weekend as they lost 2-1 away at Felixstowe on Saturday before exiting the EHB Cup a day later following a 6-2 loss to Cambridge City.
The Felixstowe match meant there were some tired legs against City but these were quickly shaken off as the game started at a high tempo.
It was Forest who scored first with a quick break down the right before the ball was crossed for a simple tap-in.
The lead was shortlived though, as Cambridge quickly equalised before taking the lead with one of their several well-executed short corners, a low drag flick right in the corner of the net.
Forest, not letting their heads drop, fought back and scored a second after some fluid passing and good movement off the ball.
With the interval approaching, Cambridge opened up a two-goal lead and headed into half-time 4-2 up.
As both teams tired in the second half, more mistakes appeared and both teams had quick counter-attacks. Forest worked hard and created several chances but Cambridge were ultimately too strong and ran out comfortable winners.
It was a tighter scoreline but a more disappointing result against Felixstowe as a lacklustre warm-up transferred into Forest’s first-half performance.
The visitors made a number of mistakes early on and conceded within five minutes from a short corner.
This appeared to wake Forest from their slumber as they gradually got themselves into the game and Rich Lowe managed to equalise after a scramble in the D for his first league goal for the club.
The scrappy nature of the game continued however, and an aerial ball over the top caught Forest napping as Felixstowe’s striker finished a one-on-one neatly with a reverse stick shot.
The second half saw a stronger performance from Forest but they lacked the cutting edge in the final third to create any real clear-cut opportunities.
Forest will need to improve their performance this weekend when they play local rivals Crostyx.