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Ladies's 1s lose as Trojans get last minute goal

07 March 2015, 12:00

Ladies' 1s 1 - 2 Trojans Ladies 1s

Oxford Hawks made the journey down the A34 to face Southampton-based Trojans, but came away with nothing to show for a very strong performance. Missing skipper Bex Oakes as a result of her broken thumb from the previous week, vice-captain Lucy Stewart took on the arm band and put in a commanding display at the back, earning her a well deserved Player of the Match award. Trojans almost took an early lead but Hawks keeper Linda Billington made a superb double save to keep the score goalless, but a few minutes later the home side did take the lead with a scrappy goal which remained the only score in the first half.

After the break Hawks stepped up a gear and dominated possession for the vast majority of the second half, with a number of strikes being saved by the Trojans keeper. With the clock ticking down, coach Andy Clark made a key tactical change, putting Lucy Millington up front, and his decision was rewarded moments later when good work from on-form Abi Flory in the area resulted in Lucy Millington with the ball in front of goal, who made no mistake in slamming it against the backboard. However there was to be a final twist in the game, when with one minute left on the clock, there was a controversial decision to award a penalty corner after a seemingly clean tackle from Sophie Carter. This resulted in Trojans scoring with almost the last touch of the game, leaving Hawks highly frustrated, but very proud of an excellent team performance all over the pitch.

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