South Wales Women’s Hockey League Division 1: Milford Haven 1-1 Radnor 1sts

Milford Haven Ladies Hockey team secured a third draw in five league games as both them and Radnor put on a decent spectacle in terrible conditions.

The week before, Milford had travelled to play Cardiff University 3rds only to find the students could not fulfil the fixture, so were given an automatic 0-2 win, and three useful points!

Last Saturday though, it was Radnor who came to the astroturf, and the contest was played in horrendous weather with high winds and constant driving rain making it a real struggle for both sides.

Milford Ladies were the first to score when Charlotte Davies drove through the Radnor defence and finished clinically for a well taken goal.

Both teams again gave their all in the second half with Alice Wonnacott adjudged the Milford player of the match, having a fine game in defence.

But Radnor managed to score with a scrappy goal in the dying minutes, securing them a point and ensuring they stayed above Milford in the Division 1 table.

Captain Rachel Coe said afterwards: “It was terrible conditions out there today and both teams deserve medals.

“However, I am proud of every one of my team and the fact that we are still unbeaten at home this season says a lot.”

Next week the team travel to the capital city to play Cardiff Met 3rds, who dropped to second in the table on Saturday after a 2-2 draw with Whitchurch Saints.

Milford meanwhile, lie fifth, and will be satisfied with their start to life in this tough new league.

Milford Haven: Emilie Zatac (GK), Vicki John, Meg Evans, Kate Farr, Cerys Jones, Kacey Arran, Charlotte Davies, Emma Summons, Georgia Davies, Alice Wonnacott, Rachel Coe (captain), Anja Ackerman, Megan Jones, Aaliyah Coaker.