Kingston produce dominant display to power past Chichester 5-0.
Theresa Waight scored twice to help Kingston’s women’s hockey team to an easy 5-0 victory over Chichester seconds, on a very cold day at Surbiton hockey club.
Kingston dominated the game from start to finish and had it not been for the excellent Chichester goalkeeper, then the score could have been far worse for the opponents.
Kingston captain, Louise Kay said: “After dominating the first half, we were only 1-0 up but because we played so well, we knew that if we tidied up our passing there would be more goals for us.”
After sustained pressure and frequent short corners, Kingston finally took the lead when Waight converted 10 minutes into the game.
The rest of the half was all Kingston but they could not find a way past the superb Chichester goalkeeper who produced some outstanding saves especially with her feet.
Waight came close with a few more efforts and Harriet Conafray should have made it two but she could not find the net following a goalmouth scramble.
Chichester had a couple of half chances, which they created on the counter attack, but keeper and captain Kay hardly had a shot to save.
Second half goals
If the first half was a dominant display by Kingston then the second half was a complete battering.
Waight got her second straight after kick-off. A good move on the right led to Waight’s powerful shot, too good for the away side’s ‘keeper. The goal gave Kingston the confidence to control the rest of the half.
Rebecca Rees added a third, finishing well from a tight angle and soon after Conafray made up for her earlier miss with a great finish.
Just before the end Ashley West got her name on the score sheet with a thunderous hit just inside the box to round up a perfect day for the Cougars.
Losing captain Jess Taylorpauls praised Kingston but was frustrated with her sides’ lack of movement. She said: “Kingston closed us down well but we don’t move, which makes it too easy for teams to get the ball off us.”
Next week the team will be expecting another win when they entertain bottom-of-the-table Brunel.