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By Liam Moakes Wednesday 30 January 2013 Updated: 30/01 17:15
Bretforton Ladies 6 Firebrands Ladies 3rds 1
West Clubs Women’s Hockey League North Division
A SECOND half hat-trick from Emma Lowe secured all three points for the Pink Ladies on Saturday as they cemented their four-point advantage over second placed Jaspers.
Despite going a goal behind, Bretforton enjoyed far more possession in the first half and it did not take long for them to equalise when a great pass from Sarah Hall off the backline found Deb Slatter literally diving in to get the all-important contact.
It was all square at the break and Bretforton knew they had to push on and grab the points.
Their second goal came from masterful play from centre back and skipper Kate Mitchell, whose perfect pass found Julie Hall and her first time strike gave the in-form visiting goalkeeper no chance.
Nerves were jangling at 2-1 and it did take Bret some time to make sure of the points.
However, up stepped Lowe for her first goal as she nudged the ball behind the keeper, only to find a Firebrands stick to deflect it across the line.
Her second goal came when plonker of the match Sarah Hall provided another lovely pass to find Lowe perfectly positioned at the back post to push home and her hat-trick was completed when she struck the ball home from a superb pass from Daisy Wheeler.
Lisa Workman kept the midfield ticking along and Bret’s defence of Sue Headington and Sarah Cook were rarely worried.
The incisive forays of Liz Murray-White - as ever - caused the Bristol outfit all kinds of trouble.
The final goal came from the impressive Hayley Whitehouse who single-handedly ran through the defence, picked her spot and scored the goal.
A brilliant display by Lowe saw her named player of the match but the entire team played really well for each other and were determined and skilful.
All the girls were much in debt - once again - to their brilliant supporters, to Steve Miller for his wise words at half time and to RJ Hall Electrical for sponsoring the match ball.
Bretforton visit fourth placed BAC tomorrow.
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