The GCC ladies hockey team wrapped up their final visit to Trinidad with a 2-0 victorious run against Ventures hockey club to take their weekend final outcome to two wins and one draw. The win takes GCC to a total of 20 points and extended their lead at the top of the competition table.
While the rains battered their home city of Georgetown on Sunday May 31st, the GCC ladies took the field against Ventures hockey club in scorching morning sunshine. With the match opening on an even keel, both teams took some time to settle into their rhythm while exchanging possession more frequently than they would like before posing any serious threats. After a slow opening 5 minutes however, GCC began to surge deeper into the Ventures defence offering striker Kerensa Fernandes two early shots at net which were skilfully parried over the top bar by Ventures goalkeeper Sarayah-U Plaza.
The match remained scoreless at the half despite GCC enjoying the greater possession and attempts at goal. The goalkeeping prowess of Plaza kept the match exciting as she was able to deny the visitors on every occasion. Despite the earlier heroics of Plaza, the pressure by GCC finally paid off as Fernandes received a pass from midfielder Trisha Woodroffe on the left,
drove to the scoring circle and slipped her pass across the face on the goal to the waiting Sonia Jardine on the far post for the finish. It was 38 minutes into the match and GCC had finally made their breakthrough.
The goal was a shot of adrenaline for the GCC side as they relentlessly attacked the Ventures circle over the next few minutes earning several penalty corners in the process. After winning a penalty corner in the 48th minute, Tricia Woodroffe’s strike was blocked by the diving Plaza only to be rebounded in by Gabriella Xavier on the near post. The score of 2-0 would hold to the end of the match laving GCC victorious on their final match of their successful debut season.
Although GCC have competed both their rounds of matches, there are still several outstanding matches to be contested by local Trinidadian teams which is likely to see the season running down into July.
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