UHC Ladies Match Reports – 12th January 2019

Ladies 1s

The women battled to a point in a 1-1 draw at East League One South title rivals East London. The two teams competed hard throughout, with opportunities for both to score more goals. Defender of the match Niamh Robeson played brilliantly for Upminster, making crucial tackles and holding the backline together. But East London struck first in the first half courtesy of a deflection on the post. Upminster were undeterred and kept pressing, turning the ball over well as their front line saw a lot of action through well worked counter attacks. And the visitors equalised in the second half from a wayward short corner routine as Megan Miller turned the ball over from the home defence and found Alexa Marston on the baseline. Marston held the ball well to find player of the match Michelle Wright who was able to get a reverse stick deflection to tip the ball around the goalkeeper to keep both sides one point behind leaders Maidstone.

Ladies 2s

The seconds claimed a 1-0 win over Wapping thirds in the Essex League Premier Division at Coopers, while the third beat East London fifths 2-1 in Division One.

Ladies 4s & 5s

The fourths won 2-1 at Maldon seconds in Division Three, as the fifths beat Chelmsford sevenths 6-1 to stay six points clear in Division Five.