The first game of the double header weekend saw the 2s travel to Exe. With Exe being at the top end of the table the Ladies knew that they had a tough job on their hands.

The first quarter saw Exe apply pressure with Clifton Robinsons doing well to keep the score 0-0. Halfway through the second quarter, Clifton took the lead against the run of play with a deflection from Sian Ellis into the goal from a Meg Crowson shot . However, the lead was brief as within 3 minutes Exe equalised with a well executed penalty corner deflection.

The third quarter saw end-to-end play with both sides having chances to take the lead. Exe was the team to strike first with two goals within 2 minutes putting Clifton on the back foot coming into the last quarter. Two green cards didn’t help the cause, but a second goal came for Clifton with 3 minutes to play from Meg Crowson who caused havoc for Exe’s defence. The Ladies fought hard in those remaining minutes with multiple chances but Exe were relieved to come away with a 3-2 win.

Alex Kirkpatrick

Probably on the physio table