KELSO Ladies were determined to play and control this East Premier One hockey game as they knew they could – and have done in the past.
This positive attitude was evident throughout the whole game with all players demonstrating strength and commitment.
Kelso enjoyed lots of early possession and chances, causing Grange to defend hard.
The game displayed well-executed passing moves from the home side, with Kelso enjoying several chances on goal. Although the opposing team’s goalkeeper performed some fine saves, she was unable to stop striker Sarah Hope from clinching Kelso’s first goal.
The second goal came following excellent play from the midfield which was swiftly converted by Jude Little for her first strike of the campaign.
Suzanne Henry added to her season’s goal tally by slotting a superb third and fourth past the visiting goalie.
A quick break from the opposing team concluded in Grange Ladies first and only goal of the match before striker Hope once again demonstrated why she was player-of-thematch by using her skilfulness to bring the score to 5-1.
Highly-experienced Kelso player Evonne Jack (vice-captain) demonstrated her wealth of experience and skill by finishing off a phase of superb team play by scoring an excellent goal to end the scoring.
The Ladies would like to thank the White Swan Hotel, Earlston, for providing match teas and continued sponsorship from SJ Cranston Building and Tweed Chiropractic Clinic. Thanks also to umpire Emma Pate for stepping in to allow the game to be played.
Kelso face Inverleith II on February 22. Supporters welcomed and appreciated.