Fareham paid price for not finishing off good play

Fareham's Jamie Rawlings, left, was denied by good stops
Fareham's Jamie Rawlings, left, was denied by good stops
Lydia Jackson in possession for Fareham against Surbiton. Picture Ian Hargreaves (161266-5)

Double blow as Fareham men and ladies are beaten

Fareham captain Amanda Hilsdon on the attack against Lewes. Picture: Habibur Rahman (161309-60)

Fantastic four as Fareham Ladies beat Lewes

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BEN BARNES thought Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Isca was harsh on Fareham.

The performance director saw his team beaten 2-1 and they are second from bottom in National League conference west.

Sasha Thomas scored a fine goal on his debut but lots of other opportunities were missed.

And Fareham paid for conceding sloppy goals.

Barnes said: ‘It was a frustrating result away at ISCA.

‘We created more chances, won more penalty corners and had more circle entries than our opponents but crucially did not make the most of our opportunities.

‘ISCA scored two scrappy goals on the break against the run of play but that is how hockey and sport can sometimes be a painful experience.’

Barnes was pleased with the way Thomas performed on his debut.

He feels the team showed enough to suggest they can soon get their first league win of the season.

‘Sasha Thomas scored an excellent open play goal and looked very dangerous,’ added Barnes.

‘George Davey saw a shot shave the upright and the keeper made three very good saves from Jamie Rawlings at penalty corners.

‘We will continue to improve and at times there was some good hockey but we suffer a little from being inconsistent.’

Fareham Ladies fought out a 0-0 draw with Trojans seconds in South Clubs’ Women’s League division three B.

The save of the day came from the Trojans keeper after Vicky Field and Hannah Oldham had broken through.

Fareham coach Steve Lemon said: It was one of the most entertaining 0-0 draws with both sides having plenty of chances.

‘We were unlucky to lose Hannah Nicholls with a dislocated knee but we are probably the happier side with the draw.’