Reading Ladies 1As 3 Teddington 3By Reading Hockey Club • Oct 23rd, 2013 • Category: L1A, Match Reports
It is almost as though this reporter no longer needs to watch the games any more in order to create these match reports, such is the feeling of déjà vu as each match unfolds.
Reading were the better team, but somehow drew a match they had dominated.
Reading started brightly and were ahead inside 4 minutes through a Sarah Jones strike following some good pressure. However, in two mad minutes Teddington equalised and then took the lead.
This seemed to shock the 1As into action and they mounted a series of strong attacks with Livvie, Chloe and Sarah all featuring well.
On 15 minutes, good work form Georgie and Immie created an opportunity for Keelie to drive in the circle, but Teddington managed to clear. Five minutes later Liana and Harriette combined to force a short corner, but Reading were unable to capitalise.
In the 25th minute Sarah managed to cut loose and play Liana in for a great equaliser. Reading continued to pressurise the Teddington team and almost immediately launched an attack down the right flank to force a short corner. This time Chloe made no mistake a Reading took a deserved 3-2 lead into the interval.
The second half began with Reading showing even more intensity and a good interchange between Poppy and Immie created a short corner, but the resulting shot went just wide.
Another attack by Immie produced another short corner, but again there was no reward for this period of sustained superiority.
Gradually Teddington got themselves back into the game as the play began to flow from end to end. Reading were still an attacking force however and Keelie and Georgie both had good attacking runs thwarted.
Teddington then had a 10 minute spell where they forced 4 short corners and after 25 minutes of the second period levelled the scores at 3-3.
With 6 minutes left on the clock, Roxy was forced into a great save form another Teddington short corner.
The game finished 3-3, which left all those in the sky blue of Reading feeling disappointed.
It should be noted that the substitutions seemed to be operating much more smoothly this weekend for some reason and there was a record amount of match fees collected.