Fareham hit back to get impressive away win at Horsham

Vicky Field
Vicky Field
Laura Ryan in control for Fareham Ladies against Aldershot & Farnham. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

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Fareham recovered from a goal down to cruise to a 4-1 win at Horsham twos.

The victory was Fareham’s second of the season and moves them up to seventh in South Clubs’ Women’s League division three B.

Horsham started the match well and took the lead in the first minute with a rasping strike direct from a penalty corner.

However, their lead did not last long.

Hannah Oldham equalised for Fareham after nine minutes with a strong run and a firm strike into the goal.

The first half was closely contested, with the score remaining 1-1.

In the early minutes of the second half the visitors caught Horsham on the break with a surging run from Vicky Field, who scored thanks to a deflection from Tracey Henderson.

Fareham continued to play good hockey and earned a short corner.

Soon after it became 3-1, thanks to a powerful strike from Amanda Hilsdon in the 54th minute.

The visitors dominated play and got themselves another short corner, which Oldham tapped in at the left post to round off the match.

That completed an impressive success for the team.

Fareham’s next match is against Andover at Henry Cort College next Saturday (2pm).

Meanwhile, Fareham men’s second team also had to come from behind to secure their first win in Hampshire division one.

Trailing 2-0 to London Wanderers, they fought back to win 3-2.

It was an exciting victory, showing the spirit of the team who did not give up when they went behind.

Callum McInally, Ben Cooper and Dave Roche scored the goals to ensure an impressive comeback victory.

Elsewhere, Havant Ladies’ winless streak goes on in South Clubs’ Women’s League division one.

There was only one goal in it this time, with Staines just edging past the Hampshire side.

Havant remain bottom of the table after five matches.

They next travel to Woking on Saturday, pushback is at 1pm.