LOCH Lomond Hockey Club's second team conceded two goals in the last 10 minutes to lose 4-2 at home to league favourites Greenock.

Loch Lomond started strongly, standing up to their visitors from the get-go, with Jenny Tripney and Mel Birch linking up in the centre of midfield superbly well.

Great play and communication between the defence and midfield saw easy balls played up the pitch to the forwards who were waiting and eager for the opportunity to clinch a crucial goal.

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Tripney soon got Loch Lomond on the score sheet with a beautiful sweeping strike into the goal, and though Greenock soon equalised, a confident Loch Lomond stuck to their gameplan, defending high and playing a fast passing game.

And after some lovely play at the back and a series of silky passes, Elaine Wotherspoon blasted home the goal that gave Loch Lomond a 2-1 lead at half-time.

Loch Lomond fully expected Greenock to come out more aggressively in the second half, and that’s exactly what happened – and though the home side were able to keep their opponents at bay for a while, Greenock’s persistent and patient play eventually yielded an equaliser.

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Some sweeping runs by Chloe Harrison and Megan Glover kept Loch Lomond on the front foot, but it wasn’t to be the home side’s day, and with some assistance on occasions from their 12th man, Greenock scored twice in the last 10 minutes.

Despite the score, goalkeeper Emma O’Neill had an amazing game, pulling off some magical saves, without which Greenock could easily have added two more; her performance earned her the ‘player of the match’ accolades from both her team-mates and the opposition, with Mel Birch a well-deserved runner up from the Loch Lomond ranks.