Trojans victory fuelled by Cole power

Daily Echo: Trojans goalscorers (from left) Becky Westall, Nyssa Cole and Izzy Wood. Trojans goalscorers (from left) Becky Westall, Nyssa Cole and Izzy Wood.

Trojans Ladies scored three times in the last 12 minutes to nail a 4-2 win over Swansea City in an entertaining Investec EHL Western Conference affair at Stoneham Lane.

Nyssa Cole grabbed the first chance Trojans created by converting Jenny Peebles’ 18th minute pass, but it was largely due to Claire Gover’s agility in goal that the Stoneham girls turned round a goal in front.

When Swansea scored twice in four second-half minutes through Alex Naughalty and Hannah Griffiths it appeared the points might be headed west.

But Trojans regrouped with Cole rifling a reverse-stick equaliser to set up a grandstand finish.

Trojans forced consecutive penalty corners before Becky Westall gave them the lead with eight minutes left.

The goal that clinched Trojans’ first win of the season came from a clinical counter-attack.

Jill Toombs sent the evergreen Sally Gibson away on a 50-yard dash down the right flank, while Izzy Wood made equal distance down the left to arrive in the goalmouth and steer home the fourth.

 

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