TWO second half goals saw Salisbury Women’s Hockey Club firsts defeat promotion rivals Gloucester 2-0 in West Clubs Premier Division 2A.

Strikes from Lisa Lovatt and Josie Steinson reduced the gap on Saturday’s opponents by one point.

The opener came from Lovatt after she received a pass from Kerry Jackson and, after her shot was blocked, she made no mistake with the rebound. The visitors doubled their lead when a corner fell to Steinson who swiped home.