Boston Hockey Club Ladies were on the road again this week with an early morning start in Skegness – and despite a depleted squad still performed well.
Boston were without several key players due to other commitments, but instead of conceeding the game and taking the 5-0 loss, they went away with 10 players to take on the challenge.
Skegness were using the advantage of the extra player very well and pretty much dominated the game but Boston weren’t giving up easily and made Skegness work for everything.
Boston’s day got even worse when Claire Nundy had to leave the pitch due to getting a ball in the face, meaning Boston went down to nine.
Every single Boston player dug in deep and ran their socks off to keep the team in the game and every player turned their hand to a piece of defending at some point to keep Skegness out.
This worked well and particularly impressive games from Lauren Pitts, Laura Panton, Kelly Tomlinson and goalkeeper Donna Chester-O’Neill kept it 0-0 at half time. Everyone went into the second half knowing it would be hard work, but were desperate not to let Skegness in.
They started being more attack minded and good passing moves by Akayla Newton, Lauren Harvey, Katie Beeson and Laura Panton created chances – Beeson’s mazey run into the D won her team a short corner but Boston were unlucky not to convert the opportunity.
The ball soon made its way down the other end of the pitch, and yet again, Boston’s defence stood strong keeping out numerous Skegness shots and short corners.
The final score was a goaless draw. Players’ player was awarded to the whole team for such a great and positive team performance.
Boston are back in action on November 30 against Spalding seconds.