Pembroke Ladies - 1

Abergavenny Ladies - 1

ABERGAVENNY ladies hockey team left the snow behind when they travelled to Milford Haven for their league game against Pembroke and returned with a 1-1 draw for their troubles.

Going into the match Abergavenny where down to 10 men and with players out of position they took time to settle. The home side took advantage and through quick passing scored an early goal.

Strong defence from Beth Cook and Jenny Curran ensured that Pembroke did not score again, and although the battled hard, Aber were unable to find the back of the net in the first-half.

Straight from the restart Abergavenny attacked, with Cahrlie Haydock and Alex Jones battling to drive the team forward. Some great play by Kate Amwack and Charlie Haydock found Pat Harrison who made no mistake in scoring.

This renewed energy and confidence continued to drive Abergavenny forward, but despite being awarded two penalty corners, shots from Becky Pass and Beth Cook were unable to beat the Pembroke keeper.

Pembroke continued to attack down the right side of the pitch but quick feet from new keeper Sharon Phillips ensured they didn't find the back of the net.

Instead, Phillips switched the ball across the pitch to Holly Bee and Beth Cook who in turn started a counter attack, but despite excellent passing and space awareness by the whole team, Abergavenny where unable to add further goals.

Man of the match was Sharon Phillips for the second time since Christmas.

Next week Abergavenny are home to Milford Haven.