Clevedon ladies retain mid-table respectability

PUBLISHED: 14:26 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:26 20 March 2013

Sidmouth and Ottery Men's 1st hockey team played ECVHA at the weekend. Ref shsp 4330-08-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Sidmouth and Ottery Men's 1st hockey team played ECVHA at the weekend. Ref shsp 4330-08-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Clevedon ladies banished the spectre of relegation with a great performance against Redland.

Clevedon Ladies 1st XI 4

Redland Ladies 1

CLEVEDON ladies banished the spectre of relegation with a great performance and have secured a position of mid-table respectability in Premier Division 2 with just one game to go.

The home side started brightly, good work by Helen Spear, Rachel Holmes and Lucy Gray, led to Elaine Basterfield scoring.

The visitors re-grouped and took the game to the home side great defensive play from Danni Eager, Bethany Friend and Kate Golding-Ellis. Redland forced Clevedon’s keeper Ali Short into a couple of smart saves before they equalised.

Clevedon piled on the pressure, Ali Davies laid off a good ball for Lizzie Ford and her powerful strike was well saved. With the first half coming to a close, Basterfield scored her second.

From the restart, Clevedon went immediately onto the attack and from a clever short corner routine, the ball was hit back into the D by Spear and Basterfield completed her hat-trick.

Redland threw everything into the attack, but with Sophie Feboul, Liz Lester and Ali Hughes in commanding form there was no way through. Clevedon wrapped up the points near the end when Spear capped a great performance with the final goal.

Clevedon Ladies 2nd XI 3

Cheddar Ladies 0

CLEVEDON youngsters Lauren Bird and Lauren Meredith shone at Cheddar to give the seconds three points in the last game of the season.

Tori Gilbert, Cait Chorlton and Libby Barzotelli all went close before Meredith set up Barzotelli to open the scoring. Claire Bird’s quick reactions rewarded Clevedon with their second. Crucial tackles from Issy Gray and Sarah Friend kept Cheddar at bay.

It was Molly Bird who followed in her mother’s footsteps to reward Clevedon with their third. Tireless efforts from Zoe Paterson up front kept Cheddar on their toes, while Rhonda Hopkins remained stable in the goal to give Clevedon another clean sheet.


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