Danby Ladies Hockey Club rounded off their Durham Clubs League season in fantastic style with a 4-0 win at home to Redcar.
Danby had a strong start to the game, holding most of the possession and looking comfortable on the ball.
Emma Foster, Laura Anderson and Paige Howard made some excellent short and accurate passes down the right and within the D, which ended with Danby being awarded a short corner.
Chloe Wilson fed the ball out fast and accurately, enabling Laura to take a strike to score Danby’s first goal of the match.
Redcar had some good link-up play through their left defence, switching the ball, but were unable to capitalise on this as Christine Tarrant and Alison Marsay were clearing away any threats defensively down the left.
Just before half-time a good defensive clearance to the wing from a Redcar attack found Laura in space who was able to drive the ball into the D.
Redcar were slow to close down and Laura took a strike at goal to score her second goal of the match for 2-0 at half-time.
Midfielders Leonie Crowther and Nikki Graham both had a brilliant game throughout, using their excellent ball skills to move round the Redcar players and drive the ball forward, not only supporting Danby attacks but breaking down Redcar’s.
Within the second half, Redcar did have a couple of breaks and a few attempts went wide of the post.
These were quickly closed down by Danby’s strong defensive players. Katie Hodgson in the centre of defence had a solid game, clearing the ball towards the wings.
Chloe wilson made some strong runs down left wing, holding the ball up well.
Danby were quick to counter-attack, closing down Redcar’s hit outs and putting pressure on them.
Forwards Bronte Landy, Chloe Sisson and Sophie Brown worked together effectively, finding Laura in space, with quick stick work scored a further two goals in order to secure the 4-0 win.
Danby’s keeper Catherine Adamson remained focused throughout with encouraging commentary for all team members.
Danby now look forward to keeping fitness up through the summer league at Thornaby.
Danby 4 Redcar 0