Travelling Tweedside team lose East battle

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THIS turned out to be a good battle between two evenly-matched Premier Division East teams who displayed some excellent hockey.

The Kelso side consisted of a mix of old and new players, but despite this they adapted and worked well as a team from the start.

Kelso enjoyed lots of early possession and chances causing Inverleith to defend hard. The first goal of the match came from Kelso midfielder Gillian Thomson taking advantage of a deflection in the attacking circle.

The game continued to display the Tweedsiders’ hard work and determination, but unfortunately a quick break from the opposing team, followed by a one-on-one with the Kelso goalkeeper, concluded with a goal to equal the score. A second was scored by the home team just before half-time.

The second period began in a similar way to the first with good moves from both sides. Natasha Cranston and Sara Christie Green provided some useful moves before distributing the ball out wide to Torrance, or upfront to Sarah Hope and Suzi Henry.

But it was Inverleith who bagged a third goal.