A brace from Katie Beeson helped Boston Hockey Club Ladies record a 3-1 victory at Long Sutton Seconds on Saturday morning.
Caroline Chester-O’Neill was also on target in the Eastern Hockey League Division 3NW.
Boston were looking to bounce back following the previous week’s narrow 4-3 defeat to Peterborough... and it didn’t take them long to get into their stride and start playing good hockey.
Leigh Chorlton had a great game on the right-hand side and, with acres of space, she used her pace and skill a number of times to create shooting chances.
A good passing game in the centre of the pitch by Caroline Chester-O’Neill and Beeson, and great off the ball movement by Akayla Newton, and mother and daughter duo Chris and Laura Panton, helped Boston to dominate.
Boston took the lead when Laura Panton’s penalty corner was collected by Beeson, whose strike was defelcted into the goal.
Long Sutton were a quick side and were breaking fast, but good defending by trio Kelly Tomlinson, Lisa Ceaser and Claire Nundy kept them at bay.
When they did break through, Donna Chester-O’Neil was having a fantastic game and pulled off some great saves.
Lauren Harvey and Hermione Wright combined for Caroline Chester-O’Neill to double Boston’s advantage, her trickery and skill fooling the defence before she slotted the ball home.
A further penalty corner saw Caroline Chester-O’Neill recieve the ball from Laura Panton’s push out. She then slipped the ball to Beeson, who swept the ball past the Long Sutton keeper to extend their lead before half time.
Boston had to reshape in the second half after losing Ceaser temprorarily to injury.
They then conceded a number of short corners early in the second half, but were hard to break down.
But after expertly defending nine short corners, Long Sutton found the net with their 10th attempt.
Boston are back in action on November 16, away against Skegness.