Hockey: Alexander and Organ ensure Tunbridge Wels make winning comeback

Pam Mills

TUNBRIDGE WELLS Ladies 1st XI began the second half of their league campaign with a well-earned victory.

Following a four-week break, both sides failed to make much impact in the opening stages.

Once Tunbridge Wells had settled into the game, however, forwards Harrie Alexander and Alex Sacker made some promising breaks.

The defensive unit of Amy Hare, Louisa Richardson and Pip Ross also denied Chelmsford any clear scoring opportunities.

At half-time, the score was goalless but in the second period the hosts began marking more effectively and becoming more dominant on the ball. Yet it was Chelmsford who took the lead against the run of play.

Wells’ continued pressure paid off soon afterwards, however, when they were awarded a penalty stroke for a bad foul in the circle, which Bertie Organ calmly converted to level the scores.

Jen Hunt kept driving through the midfield and connecting well with the forwards, and with 10 minutes to go, Organ finished a skilful run up the centre with a pass to player of the match -Alexander, who neatly put away the winning goal.

On Saturday (January 13) Wells travel to Crostyx, who lie two places and four points below them in East Region Division One South.

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