LOCH LOMOND Hockey Club’s second team lost 3-0 to a well-organised Glasgow University fifth XI in their latest league fixture.

The rearranged fixture started positively for Loch Lomond, who did well to hold a strong University squad for the first 25 minutes.

Thereafter, though, the visitors asserted their authority and scored twice in the second quarter to open up a 2-0 advantage at half time.

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That gave Loch Lomond a mountain to climb in the second half, but through sheer grit and determination they managed to limit their opponents to only one more goal in the second half.

Despite the result, Loch Lomond’s hard-working and well-organised approach was typical of the way the players have excelled themselves this season – and if they can keep their squad together there’s no reason why they can’t fight for a top-three finish in the 2019-20 campaign.

Alanna Hill got player of the match and also opposition player of the match awards for her tenacity and fantastic runs on the wing, while Emma O’Neill got runner-up for her coolness and command in goal and three outstanding saves.

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Thanks to Andy Richardson for umpiring and Ali Smith for her commitment and inspiring play.

Squad : Emma O’Neill, Jane Neil, Anna Currie, Eve Howard, Kara Kerr, Ava Currie, Jenny Tripney, Chloe Harrison, Alanna Hill, Elaine Wotherspoon, Rachael Gibbs, Ali Smith.