After playing 4 matches and having a lot of draws to start off this season, the Clifton Robinsons Ladies’ 1s headed up to Swansea hoping to get their first win. The match started with Clifton on the front foot and some lovely passages of play led to several short corners. Finally, one was deflected into the left corner of the goal by Ash Mainwaring off a left slip delivery from Holly Munro. This early goal gave Clifton Robinsons some more momentum and a quick counter attack lead to a big foul in the Swansea’s D and a penalty stroke for the visiting side. The flick was classily converted by Claire Thomas and CRHC took a 2 goal lead.

The whistle blew for half time with Clifton 2-0 up, however a slightly rocky two minutes after the break meant Swansea got one goal back after a baseline drive and a tap in from the penalty spot. Both teams fought hard for another goal in the rest of the second half but neither team could find the back of the net so Clifton Robinsons came away with the win and 3 points. The first win of the season leaves CRHC in mid-table at the halfway stage before the mid-season split.

Kittle Chapple

Alex Kirkpatrick

Probably on the physio table