Hockey: Organ pulls the strings as Wells’ ambitions grow

    Bromley & Beckenham 2nd XI 1 Tunbridge Wells Ladies 1st XI 2

    NARROW MARGINS Ele Cairns lofted the ball into the net from a tight angle Photo: Brandon Begg

    HARD work in training paid off for Tunbridge Wells Ladies as they were rewarded with smartly executed passes and more shots on goal.
    The visitors started slowly, however, and Brom-Becks were all over Tunbridge Wells in the first few minutes.
    But they could not convert these early opportunities thanks to the solid defence of Hare, Begg, Ross and Cairns, and Tunbridge Wells finally kicked into gear.
    After strong play down the right hand side, right half Ele Cairns lifted a ball into the back of the net from the tightest of angles and Tunbridge Wells were 1-0 up going into halftime.
    Player of the match Roberta Organ was instrumental in distributing the ball through the middle of the pitch and there were some excellent runs out of defence by Georgia Whitaker.
    Early in the second half Wells’ Amy Hare made a save on the goalline but was unfortunately judged to have stopped the ball illegally, and a penalty flick was given and duly converted.
    In the middle of the second half there was a sweet passage of play from the defence through Ollie Gerrett in midfield to Organ then on to Ana Glubb up front and finally slipped through to Becky Bradbury.
    Bradbury managed to scramble through the Brom-Becks defence and passed the ball back to Glubb, who slotted it home to put Wells 2-1 up.
    A tense final 15 minutes was made worse by the fact that the visiting team were tiring from their hard work in the first half but they hung on for the victory.
    Tunbridge Wells are now sitting joint fourth in East Region Division One South with a game in hand so there’s plenty to play for with just under half the season to go.