Oxton Ladies faced local rivals Neston

Oxton Ladies 1s 2
  • Jules Armstrong (2)
Neston South Wirral Ladies 2s 0

Oxton Ladies faced local rivals Neston Ladies at Glasspool fields in the 2nd league game of the new season.

Oxton started strongly, playing confident, passing hockey. But Neston were not keen to allow Oxton to have it all their own way and after a slow start began to ramp up the pressure. Oxton held steady and were able to capitalise on a well worked passage of attacking play to score the only goal of the first half. Jules Armstrong slapping it into the back of the net whilst on the rise. Play moved end to end and on this unseasonably hot Sept Saturday, the heat started to take it toll. Both sides squandered opportunities, to increase the score line.

In the 2nd half Oxton held their nerve and were soon rewarded with a 2nd goal, Jules Armstrong again finding the back of the net from a Kate Burrows pass. 2-0 final score, the reward for an excellent team performance.