SHC L2 v Ely 1s
Karen Timby (3)
Kelly Cooper (2)
Honor Moore (1)

On a difficult Ely pitch, Spalding hoped to continue their winning ways and pick up another 3 points. 

The game started with Spalding going straight out of the blocks creating early chances but were pushed back continually as the home team tried to create their own opportunities. Spalding continued to press and were relieved to take the lead after 22 minutes when a pacy Honor Moore left the Ely defenders in her wake before calmly slotting the ball past the goalkeeper. A second goal quickly followed when Steph Wilson, returning from her two-minute sin bin for a mis-judged tackle, picked up the ball unmarked before playing it across the D for player of the match Karen Timby to tap home. 2-0 remained the score into the half-time break.

Into the second half, Spalding found themselves with greater control over the game. Two well-worked Timby-Cooper penalty corners resulted in Timby completing her hat trick. Keen to get in on the act, Charlotte Maplethorpe weaved round the defenders before the ball was swept home by Kelly Cooper. The final goal came from an unstoppable Cooper penalty corner strike.

The L2s sit on top of the table with five games remaining and hope to make the most of being back at home next week.

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