Wild Women Outshone By Diamonds
Katie Hills (#13) scored the Wild women’s only goal in the 1-5 defeat at home to Kingston Diamonds
The Widnes Wild women’s team lost 1-5 at home to Kingston Diamonds in their Women’s Premier League match at Planet Ice Widnes on Sunday.
Missing several key players, they were unable to make any sort of real impression on the visitors from Hull and were heavily out-shot in the first period. Kingston went ahead after 10 minutes and added a second goal 3 minutes later to lead 0-2 at the first break.
The second period saw much better play from the Wild women. They enjoyed more periods of possession and out-shot the Diamonds but were unable to find a way past Kingston netminder Charlotte Cook. Kingston scored two more goals –one on either side of the halfway point – and, although Widnes put their net under increasing pressure in the latter stages of the period, the lead remained 0-4 after 40 minutes of play.
The game was effectively killed off as a contest 3 minutes into the third period with a fifth goal for the Diamonds – a hat-trick goal for Sophie Campbell. Seconds from the restart, the Wild’s Katie Hills zigzagged her way through the Kingston defence to slot away a well taken individual goal but that was the last goal action in the game and Widnes slumped to a 1-5 home defeat.
The defeat leaves the Wild women second bottom of the WPL table with just 1 win from 9 starts. They have three games left this season – one at home followed by two away.
The Widnes Wild women’s team have their last home game of the season on Sunday 18th March when they play the Bracknell Firebees in the Women’s Premier League at Planet Ice Widnes – 5.30pm face off.
Sunday 25th February 2018 – Laidler Division
Widnes Wild Women’s Team 1 – Kingston Diamonds 5
Period Scores: 0-2, 0-2, 1-1
Shots on Goal: Widnes 37 – Kingston 45 (9-19, 16-11, 7-15)
Penalties in Minutes: Widnes 4 – Kingston 12
Widnes Scoring: Katie Hills 1+0
Match Officials: Christopher Povall & Simon Anders
Report by Paul Breeze – www.icehockeyreview.co.uk
Photos by Geoff White – www.gw-images.com