Our Ladies’ 2s came into the Exe match looking for their first win, in a match that saw end-to-end action. A tightly contested first quarter saw chances for both sides. A penalty corner in the dying seconds of the quarter could have given Exe the lead, but superb defence held them off as we went into the short break.

Quarter 2 started strongly for Clifton – loads of pressure in the D and a saved reverse hit from Carla Dunnett looked like it was just a matter of time before things started going our way. Unfortunately, a penalty corner gave Exe a goal and, despite some great attacking play throughout the pitch, we went into half time 0-1 down.

Superb penalty-corner saves from keeper Sophie Trigg in the second half kept further Exe goals at bay, and we showed impressive runs of attack throughout, with great teamwork in every channel – but goals weren’t to be and the 0-1 scoreline held as the final whistle blew. This week we meet Firebrands in a local derby that is sure to see both sides hungry for a win.

Jude Barratt

Alex Kirkpatrick

Probably on the physio table