Winscombe Ladies 3 ECVH Ladies 3
Chloe Brown netted a late equaliser to earn Winscombe a draw after ECVH had earlier mounted a brilliant comeback of their own.
Michelle Isgar and Brown worked together to drive play up the pitch, allowing player of the match Sarah Holland to put Winscombe ahead after skilfully moving the ball into the D.
The home side had to defend hard to deny ECVH an equaliser but Holland gave them some breathing space when she grabbed a second goal.
Defenders Julie O'Sullivan, Caitlin Flood, Rebecca Wilsher and Caroline Marsh worked hard to protect goalkeeper Kate Walker but a persistent ECVH reduced the deficit before half-time.
The visitors levelled the scores from a penalty corner early in the second half and got themselves ahead after a series of quick passes cut the home defence open.
Undaunted, Winscombe fought back and, after a series of fine saves from the ECVH keeper, Brown finally netted to earn her side a draw.
Weston Ladies 11 Winscombe Ladies 2nd 0
Newly-promoted Winscombe seconds were handed a heavy defeat when they travelled to take on a strong Weston outfit.
With several senior players stuck in New York thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the visitors had to field a young and inexperienced side. They put up a spirited defence but were quickly overrun by their opponents in a one-sided match.
The first half was played entirely in the visitors' half, with Lucy James, Heather Batchelor and Jo Horwood putting in an heroic rearguard effort before Weston finally managed to break through.
Winscombe regrouped after the break and Trudie Lynham and Hannah Quantick created several good attacks which were not converted, allowing Weston to increase their lead.
Winscombe Ladies Hockey Club train and play at Hans Price Academy in Weston and have three league teams, a development squad and a thriving junior section for under-13s. Email Gail on email@example.com for further details.