Bathurst City maintain women's Premier League Hockey lead with win over Lithgow Zig Zag

BATHURST City has maintained its top spot on the women’s Premier League Hockey table thanks to a 5-0 win over hosts Lithgow Zig Zag on Saturday.

City initially struggled for rhythm in the match pitting first against last, managing a single goal in the opening half for a 1-0 lead at the break.

However, the Bathurst club got its game together from that point on.

IN FRONT: Kelsey Willott was among the goalscorers for Bathurst City in their 5-0 win. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

IN FRONT: Kelsey Willott was among the goalscorers for Bathurst City in their 5-0 win. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

Following the opening two goals from Jess Hotham and Kelsey Willott, City was able to put the game beyond Lithgow’s reach thanks to quick fire goals from Lisa Quinn and Kelly Baker.

As a bonus Kirsten Howard was able to add a fifth goal for City from a short corner after the final siren.

Baker said City found its drive after the half-time break.

“It was great to get those four goals in the second half,” she said.

“We just weren’t able to convert our chances. We had a lot of opportunities to score.

“I don’t think we really changed up things much in the second half. We were just a little bit more hungry in that second half and working harder for the ball in the circle.”

City added to its 9-1 success over Zig Zag from earlier in the season.

With the win City maintains its two-point lead over Lithgow Panthers in the battle for the minor premiership.

BATHURST CITY 5 (Jess Hotham, Lisa Quinn, Kelsey Willott, Kelly Baker, Kirsten Howard) defeated LITHGOW ZIG ZAG 0

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