Hockey: Chichester ladies' last-day win caps fine season
Chichester hosted Horsham in their final league game of the season but didn't turn up for the first 20 minutes and Horsham went in at half-time 2-0 up.
A tough team talk from coach Thakore got Chichester’s heads up and fantastic work from Hyla, Cox and Giles led to Chichester getting one back with a reverse strike from Cox.
Then Goring drove down the right wing and past two defenders to win a short corner. Hyla took it and made the scoreline 2-2.
Horsham came back fighting and made it 3-2.
A break from Nixon supported by Chaplin and Giles saw Kuntze on top of the D with a free-strike into the bottom corner for 3-3.
With eight minutes to go, Polish international Hyla ran through the middle and a short corner was again put away with a cheeky lift over the keeper from Cox.
Solid transfers around the back made a fantastic team goal starting from Mealyer, Chaplin and Peake through to Halliday and Lerwill to leave Kuntze free on top of the D with Giles on the post and the ball in the back of the net to make the final score 5-3.
It was a fantastic effort by everyone – and that goes for the whole season – and Chi finished third in the league.
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