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Olton ladies draw comfort from Slough

Slough 1 Olton & WW 1

Slough 1 Olton & WW 1

THIS was a crucial Investec Ladies Hockey Premier Division match for Olton, as a loss would have put them in danger of relegation later on in the season.

The first half started well with Flora Peel scoring her first goal for the side in the opening five minutes of the game with Olton securing the majority of the possession and goal scoring opportunities.

In the second half though the tables turned, with Slough pressing high. Sure enough in the 56th minute Alex Scott put the ball in the roof of the net from a rebound off a short corner.

Olton were disappointed with the draw however if they can continue to utilise their strengths and to bring on their newer and younger members, the rest of the season looks more optimistic.

Olton &WW 2 Leek 3

IN what is appearing to be one of the most competitive starts to the National North Conference season, Olton’s Men took on Leek at Grange Road, with only 2 points separating the sides.

Olton started well and took the lead through Ed James in the 12th minute. An advantage that the home side took into the half time break.

Leek levelled fairly early in the second half to level, their goalkeeper pulling off some brilliant saves to keep Olton at bay.

Then a rather frantic couple of minutes resulted in two errors gifting the away side two goals in as many minutes.

With 17 minutes left, Olton tried to cut the deficit but could only manage a consolation goal in the final minute through Angus Grieve.

Olton will be working hard in training prior to their next league game away against Wakefield on November 10.



Cathrina Hulse
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