Aldershot & Farnham Hockey Club’s ladies’ first team slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Eastbourne Ladies.

The Shots dominated from the start and attacked at a fast pace.

There were plenty of chances for the home side, with Sophie Edwards and Tammy Cherry finding a lot of space along the right-hand baseline.

The ball flew across the face of goal on a couple of occasions, but A&F didn’t manage to send the ball home.

Sacha Mullins worked tirelessly in the midfield and created lots of opportunities for the team to push forwards.

Cherry and Phoebe Bryant linked up through the centre of the pitch but just couldn’t quite find the finishing touch to break the deadlock.

Hannah Wrench and Fiona Stewart had chances, with Wrench’s shot going just wide.

Aldershot appealed for a penalty after a scramble on the line, but it wasn’t given.

Eastbourne took the lead against the run of play in the second half when a lifted cross was deflected into the goal.

The Shots threw everything at the game in pursuit of an equaliser. The home side won a penalty corner, but the goal wouldn’t arrive.