Trojans' hockey ladies target podium finish

Sally Gibson, right, and Rachel Rountree

Sally Gibson, right, and Rachel Rountree

First published in Sport

Trojans Ladies are targeting a top-three finish in the Investec England Hockey Western Conference after coming from behind to beat Gloucester City 2-1 in at Stoneham Lane.

Second half goals by Sally Gibson and Rachel Rountree earned Trojans their win and joint third place alongside Oxford Hawks.

Trojans have two games left – at Bristol Firebrands on Saturday before closing their programme against Isca University on March 22.

It didn’t look quite so good for Trojans when Zoe Burford lobbed Gloucester City into a second-half lead in the Stoneham sunshine.

But the visitors cracked under increasing pressure, with Gibson scoring a 46th minute equaliser with a low shot.

Trojans forced numerous penalty corners before they got their winner – ironically from a set-piece which appeared to go wrong.

But Jenny Peebles retrieved the situation by picking out Rountree, who scored the winner with six minutes left.

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