WIDNES Wild Women were given a tough lesson in finishing in their heavy defeat to Bracknell Firebees on Sunday.

Despite Elizabeth Loss’s first ever Women’s Premier League goal putting them ahead after seven minutes, the Wild eventually fell to a 14-2 defeat at Planet Ice Widnes.

Sav Sumner scored the home side’s other goal as Great Britain under 18 international Emily Harris ran riot for Bracknell by scoring seven of their goals.

Player-coach Amanda Williams says the failure to shut Harris down was frustrating.

“Not our best performance, but I felt we improved over the 60 minutes,” she said.

“Bracknell had one stand out player doing the damage, but playing as a unit on the ice we should be able to shut individual players down.

“We just lost focus of our own game and it was disappointing to end up on the wrong end of a high scoreline in an otherwise competitive match.

“The fans are always loud and proud at Widnes, but this game especially and it gave the team the boost they needed to keep working until the final buzzer. Their support is much appreciated.”

The Wild women are next in action on Sunday, April 28, when they entertain the Kingston Diamonds from Hull in the Women’s Premier League at Planet Ice Widnes.

Meanwhile, the cream of British women’s ice hockey will be on show in Widnes when the EIHA Women’s Trophy weekend is staged at the Planet Ice rink over the weekend of June 1 and 2.

The prestigious tournament is being held in Widnes for the first time and will feature 10 games over two days.

The semi finals for the Women’s Elite League, Women’s Premier League and Women’s National League (North and South) will all be held on the Saturday, with the finals for all three play-off competitions on the Sunday.

The Sunday will also see the play off between the winners of the North and South under 16 leagues to arrive at an overall national champion.

The women’s league programme continues until the end of May, so the final line-up of the teams taking part in the play offs will not be known until then but it will be a sensational weekend of ice hockey featuring many of the players from the Great Britain women’s national team and a few overseas players as well.

Admission to the weekend is free and details of the match schedule will be announced nearer the time.