Ladies Win East Indoor
East Region Women’s National League Qualifier.
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December.
Maidstone took an early lead against local rivals Holcombe and held on to 1-0 at halftime. Immediately after the restart Jess Cremin converted a penalty corner to make it 2-0. A nasty stick follow through cut Lizzie Daniels eye and she took no further part in the game but her fellow team players worked tirelessly and scored a couple more great goals to win comfortably 4-0.
Next up Crostyx who were 4-0 down in 5 minutes courtesy of a brace by Cara Jones and Jess Cremin. Thommo converted a Penalty corner just before half time. With a solid shape and some excellent saves by Captain and keeper Jenny Vincent, Maidstone sealed a 6-0 win through jess’s hat trick.
The Lincoln match started furiously with fast end to end play before jess’s second hat trick of Pc conversions. Hannah added another and Lizzie scrambled home her first of the tournament for a 5-0 win.
Maidstone won pool A handsomely, winning all 3 matches with a rare indoor feat of conceding no goals.
Onto day 2 round robin pool matches. The first match against local team Cambridge City certainly was one to win and attacking play from the home side from the start. Lizzie pc gave Maidstone a well deserved lead and a fine open play goal made it 2-0 by halftime. Almost from the restart Lizzie’s pc gave Maidstone a 3-0 lead and then Cambridge pulled one back, the first goal against for the weekend. Jess restored the lead only then to be pulled back to win 4-2.
Maidstone played their last opposition Waltham Forest after a 4 hour wait and Hannah gave them the lead after 1 minute. Thommo doubled the score converting a handsome pc. Waltham pulled 1 back but further goals from Jess and Lizzie gave a 4-1 half time lead. Waltham pulled back through a pc and Jess converted a pc for a 5-2 comfortable win.