Rampant ladies put rivals to the sword
A DISPLAY of dominant hockey propelled Grimsby Ladies to a massive win away at Burton Pidsea.
Grimsby smashed the north bank club 11-1 – their most convincing victory of the season.
Captain Gaenor Thompson was delighted with her team's display.
She said: "That was our biggest win of the campaign so far and a superb team effort.
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"We produced some great hockey, with everyone working well and supporting each other".
Grimsby started emphatically. With only ten players, their strategy was to attack – and this was immediately executed. The opposition circle was under constant threat throughout.
Thompson, pictured, opened the scoring with a reverse stick shot.
Soon after, Vicky Pannell fired in a fierce shot after some great build-up play.
By the end of the first half, Grimsby were five goals up with another two coming from forward Katie Stringer and one from Elle Anderson.
Although Burton Pidsea did push forward, they never looked threatening. Lucy Tomlinson, Vicky Taberner and Lou Burton at the back were solid, and keeper Jenny Hodson produced some good saves.
In the second half, Pannell scored another goal from free play.
Lisa Foster was at the centre of some great build-up play, with all of the midfield working the ball round the pitch confidently.
A mix-up in the Burton defence let Thompson intercept at the top of the D, and she struck it past the keeper to make it 7-0.
The momentum continued and Pannell claimed another two goals from some well-worked short corners, taking her match tally to five goals.
The final goal came near the end when Thompson claimed her third of the match.
Burton Pidsea managed to score a consolation goal in the second half.