Blyth strikes as Swansea Ladies hockey bounce back with win
SWANSEA City Ladies hockey team bounced back from their defeat in Exeter with a Natalie Blyth strike seeing them to a 1-0 home victory over Isca.
It was Exeter University-based Isca who exerted the early pressure, but the Swansea defence handled this well with great execution by Robyn Wilford, which continued throughout the game.
The first half saw a slow start by Swansea, but nevertheless they put up a good battle, keeping Isca from scoring after numerous attacks and short corners.
Some impressive passing led to a wide shot by Sophie Clayton and a deflection by Bridget Tomos just going past the back post and it meant the scores were level at half-time.
The second half began with Swansea City stepping up their game, tackling strongly and holding on to the majority of possession.
With time running out both teams pushed for the win. Swansea had no choice but to go and threaten forward with balls being flooded through to the forward line by Carys Hopkins, Katrin Budd and Natasha Mark-Jones.
And the winner came when the ball was buried into the bottom left hand corner by player of the match Blyth from a short corner.