South Wales Women’s Hockey League Division 2:
Milford Haven Ladies 1
Rhondda 2nds 3

THE re-arranged game between Milford Haven and Rhondda 2nds went the way of the visitors on a bitterly cold Sunday.

Emma Summons’ side had won 2-1 against same team on January 27, and looked dangerous in the first half as Rachel Coe and Charlotte Davies threatened with some mazy runs, but struggled to carve out any clear-cut opportunities.

As the game neared half time the contest swung in favour of the Rhondda after a mix up at the back allowed the visitors to pounce and gain a half time lead they scarcely deserved.

After the break, the game followed a similar pattern with neither team able to take full control. However, Milford then got back level after Coe’s shot hit the post, and the rebound was tucked home by Jemma Phillips.

Yet no sooner had they got back into the game the home team fell behind again - this time after failing to clear their lines from a short a corner.

With the game drifting away from them Milford pushed forward in search of a late equaliser but were left exposed at the back, and the away team inevitably capitalised, finishing off a late counter for an unassailable 3-1 lead.

It was a disappointing end to an even contest, that would have left Milford aggrieved not to have come away with any points.

There were however, some good battling performances and player of the match Meg Evans was again outstanding throughout.

Milford skipper Summons said her side didn’t get what they deserved.

"It was a frustrating result, as the scoreline doesn’t reflect our performance," she said.

“But hopefully we can re-group and go again in two weeks at home to Gwent (February 24). I would also like to thank all our supporters who turned up on Sunday despite the artic conditions, your efforts really were appreciated”.

Milford squad: Emma Summons, Louise Bellamy, Vicki John, Kate Farr, Meg Evans, Charlotte Davies, Cerys Jones, Georgia Davies, Rachel Coe, Meg Jones, Jemma Phillips, Aaliyah Coaker.