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Lymm bow out of England Hockey Investec Women's Vase
9:58am Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Sport
Lymm Ladies 2 Oxted Ladies 3
LYMM suffered heartbreak in the England Hockey Investec Women's Vase despite a distinguished performance against last year's winners from the Surrey Premier Division.
Lymm took an early lead, Jo Hartley expertly deflecting the ball for a penalty corner tip-in.
But Lymm could not extend or hold the lead.
Helen Weston missed a chance close in and sloppy play allowed Oxted into the game through a well-taken penalty corner routine.
The game remained an even contest and 1-1 at half time was a fair reflection of the play.
With a minute barely gone after the re-start Lymm could have felt harshly treated.
Oxted were awarded a penalty corner and carded although Oxted were allowed to escape punishment earlier in the game for the same offence.
The corner was converted and a similar passage of play resulted in a third goal for the away team.
At 3-1 down Lymm continued to battle and the fightback was on when Jayne Buck made it 3-2, but Lymm could not find an equaliser to take the game to extra time.
Oxted finished as worthy winners.
For an excellent all-round display, sweeper Alex Mitchell was nominated best player.