Basingstoke ladies 1s share the points with Surbiton 2s
By Alice Lane
In 8 goal thriller
Basingstoke ladies 1s sponsored by KJS Solicitors, displayed some of their best hockey to date in what was a thrilling top of the table clash against Surbiton 2s. Both teams scored outstanding goals in a game which demonstrated their attacking flair and creativity. Highlights included a great team attack which culminated in a wonderfully powerful first time shot by Clare Griffiths. Man of the match Alice Lane intercepted the ball in the attacking third and threaded a ball through to Fiona Parker in the circle, who showed great skill to beat the keeper. Claire Bowman scored to take her tally to 7 for season so far. Fiona Parker scored her second to join Bowman as joint top scorers for Basingstoke. Both teams had opportunities to snatch all 3 points in the final minutes of the game, with Basingstoke having the best clear cut chances; however, neither team managed to take the lead. This wonderful game finished 4 all; Basingstoke remain second in the league, 2 points behind Surbiton and 2 points ahead of Oxford University going into the Christmas break.