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Hockey U16s Victorious Over Tormead in Cup Match

Epsom played an interesting first half, playing slow hockey that allowed the opposition to come into the game. This slow start allowed Tormead to enter the Epsom circle on a number of occasions, and it took good tackles from Maddie Wearne (Cr) and saves from Delphine Ayitey-Hammond (Rv) to keep them out. Epsom looked as though they would take the lead through three short corners in quick succession. However, Tormead showed real defensive steel to keep them all out.

Epsom came out in the second half a new side. With much intent and speed in their game, it was only a matter of time before they scored. Emily Long (R) led the forward pressing; this intent meant she was able to steal the ball from a defender and finish with a hard shot past the goalkeeper to make it 1-0 to Epsom.

The increased speed of play helped Epsom dominate, Long added another followed by the pick of the goals as Alex Nienow (R) played a perfectly-weighted pass through to Farrah Stephens-Martin (M), who was able to find Kitty Ellis (Wh) unmarked to finish first time to make it 3-0.

The victory means Epsom go through to the next round, which puts them two games from a national finals day.

Goal Scorers: Long (R) x2, Ellis (Wh)
Player of the Match: Alex Nienow (R)

WON 3-0