South Wales Women’s Hockey League Division 2:
Milford Haven 1-1 Llandysul 

MILFORD head into the Christmas break top of the table after a hard fought 1-1 home draw with Llandysul.

In a tight first half, Milford held their own against a strong outfit, but with plenty at stake, space for the attacking players was at a premium and both teams struggled to create clear opportunities.

However, the home side looked most likely to make something happen, through the dribbling of Charlotte Davies in midfield, as in-form attacker Rachel Coe looked dangerous throughout.

Llandysul made a strong start in the second half though, pinning the home team back, but Milford battled hard and denied them away decent chances.

And their hard work was rewarded when their first real attack of the second period resulted in the opening goal.

After a short corner, the ball was played back into the D by Georgia Davies, and found namesake Charlotte who controlled well and slotted into the corner.

Llandysul responded immediately with several short corners - and despite some determined Milford defence, the away team took their chance with a good finish into the top corner. 

Milford didn’t let the equaliser faze them, and pushed for a late winner, but Llandysul were happy to settle for a point, sitting deep and frustrating the home team.

“It was a game neither side wanted to lose”, said Milford skipper Emma Summons.

“A point apiece is a fair reflection. We’ve had a great start to the season and hopefully we can maintain our form after the Christmas break.”

Milford, for whom Meg Evans was awarded player of the match, are back in action on January 13, away to Penarth 3rds.

Milford Haven: Emma Summons, Emile Zatac, Vicki John, Kate Farr, Meg Evans, Charlotte Davies, Kacey Arran, Georgia Davies, Cerys Jones, Rachel Coe, Jemma Phillips, Anya Ackerman, Aaliyah Coaker.