The second game of the weekend came on a sunny Sunday morning at The Lawns. Having played a fiesty match away, the Ladies were expecting Basingstoke to be firing on all cylinders.

First blood came to Basingstoke who struck within the first 11 minutes from a well executed penalty corner. 2 green cards were shown to Basingstoke in the second quarter and Clifton Robinsons capitalised through a Meg Crowson strike.

The third quarter saw multiple cards shown to both sides creating lots of end to end play but Clifton got the breakthrough when Holly Savage slotted the ball passed the Basingstoke keeper. Basingstoke fought hard with some aggressive play down the middle channels, but Clifton’s defence and midfield won the ball and worked it out up the pitch to the forward line. Meg received a ball on the outside of the D and beat Basingstoke’s defenders to then smash the ball into the back of the net for Clifton’s 3rd goal. The final whistle blew shortly after and Clifton Robinsons went away with the 3 points they deserved, back in the race to survive.

Alex Kirkpatrick

Probably on the physio table