Loch Lomond Hockey Club first team were beaten by Troon 4-1 away last Saturday.

The hosts came out the blocks quickly, and scored early on, but Loch Lomond regrouped and pushed for the equaliser.

Under a lot of pressure, Loch Lomond’s defence worked hard to keep Troon’s strikers from scoring, with some brilliant saves from Anne McGregor in goal.

Loch Lomond responded perfectly with some great movement and silky passing from defence into midfield and up to the forwards culminating in one of many great balls from Rosie McColgan setting up Vanessa Sabala to score.

At 1-1 it was game on, but the pressure from the home strike force kept coming.

Hannah Leach worked tirelessly to track and stop a significant threat coming down the wing.

However, despite Loch Lomond’s best efforts Troon scored another goal leaving it 2-1 at half time.

But Troon extended their lead after a great run to make it 3-1.

Loch Lomond tried their best to get back into the game, but Troon put the game beyond doubt, scoring from a penalty corner to make it 4-1.

Team: Anne McGregor, Lindsay Hastings Hannah Leach Sue Aikman, Caroline Lyall, Tara Jackson, Vanesa Sabala, Rosie McColgan, Chloe Harrison, Megan Glover, Gillian Finch, Kirsty Richardson & Kim Rijsdijk.

* Meanwhile, Loch Lomond seconds were involved in an eventful game against Ardrossan, beaten 6-1 away on Sunday.

Lomond started well, but were unable to capitalise on their opportunities.

Ardrossan opened the scoring via a penalty flick, and were hit on the break as they tried to get back into the game.

Loch Lomond pulled one back, but went in 4-1 down at half-time.

A number of Lomond players went off injured in the second half, and were down to nine players at one point with Philippa Canty being forced to go to A&E after suffering facial injuries, as well as Barbara McDonald, Jane Neil, Eve Howard and Megaon Glover also being forced off.

Squad: Emma O’Neill, Barbara McDonald, Jane Neil, Anna Currie, Anna English,Tara Jackson, Kimberley Rijsdijk, Kara Kerr, Jenny Tripney, Megan Glover, Philippa Canty and Eve Howard.