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Winning return for Bretforton
7:10am Thursday 17th January 2013 in Sport
BRETFORTON retained the West Clubs Women’s Hockey League North Division top spot after a 1-0 victory over Wootton Bassett.
They made hard work of their first league game after Christmas but were saved by a penalty flick.
Lacklustre Bret enjoyed most of the first-half possession but failed to convert pressure into goals.
Wayward shooting and the impressive Wootton keeper kept them frustrated.
Despite strong defending, Bret keeper Vicky Watkins made a vital save to keep the scores level.
The hosts passed the ball better in the second period.
They got a deserved breakthrough when an opponent deliberately used the back of her stick to stop a goalbound shot and Sue Headington buried the resulting penalty flick.
Bret defended two late penalty corners but remained firm to hold on for the win.