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Trojans KO holders Southampton to book place in county women's hockey final
Trojans will face Winchester in the Hampshire Day county women’s hockey final at Bournemouth Sports Club’s Chapel Gate complex on bank holiday Monday, May 5.
In the semi-finals, Trojans beat cup holders Southampton 5-3, while a Lizzie Jenkins goal gave Winchester a 1-0 success against Haslemere at Kings.
Two goals in quick succession gave a predominately teenage Trojans side the head start at Stoneham Lane – Jill Tombs putting what appeared a slow motion drag flick penalty corner past the stationary Linda Dunham.
Hannah Leigh doubled the score, but Lauren Carter responded with a crisp short corner from the top of the D to put Southampton back in the game.
The visitors’ joy was short lived as KES talent Yvie Lock wriggled her way through the Southampton defence before tucking away a delightful reverse stick shot.
Lock’s goal was probably the highspot of Trojans 3-1 interval lead.
Any prospect Southampton had of getting back into the contest disappeared when Jenny Peebles put away a penalty corner soon after the break.
It looked as though Trojans might run riot when Annabel Field fired a low shot through the legs of the evergreen Dunham to make it 5-1 Southampton came back with goals by Lauren Butcher and a third by Lauren Carter, but the final 5-3 scoreline flattered the visitors.
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