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Hockey: IoM ladies beaten at Liverpool Sefton in EH Championships

Zoe Crowe strike not enough to avoid defeat on Merseyside

The Isle of Man Ladies national hockey side have exited their latest England Hockey Championship campaign after a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool Sefton Ladies 1sts at the weekend.

The Manx side travelled to face their Merseyside hosts in the EH Women's Tier 2 KO Championships on Sunday (25 February) in a game rearranged from one week previous following travel disruption seven days before.

After a goalless first half, Liverpool Sefton broke the deadlock in the second period before adding a second with around 15 minutes to play.

With eight minutes left, the Isle of Man Ladies earned a lifeline as Zoe Crowe converted from a penalty corner to halve the deficit.

In the closing stages, Isle of Man Ladies switched to 11 outfield players in a final attempt to level the scoring, but Liverpool Sefton would go on to restore their two-goal advantage in the final few seconds and ultimately end the contest for the Island side.

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