The first day of half term and the ladies 6s were up early raring to take on Buckingham Ladies 4’s. With a full squad of 15 we made our way to the very beautiful Stowe School. On arrival Captain Becky provided us with a gardening lesson on Capability Brown and quizzed us on Ha-ha walls.
Buckingham won the first push back, but with our new youthful under fourteen players we quickly fought to win the ball. With some lovely quick passes from Gail out to the forwards (Sarah Mann, Giorgia Laird and Rachel Potter) we soon got the ball into the D and won a short corner. A lovely strike from Rachel Potter into the back of the goal, enabled us to take a 1-0 lead. This spurred us on and with precision passing from Rachel Bellamy to Sienna and Tanya, Sarah scored the second goal. Substitutions bought on Dette, who, consistent as ever quickly scored her first goal of the match. Buckingham were quick to respond and with a young team, they sprinted down the pitch to put our defenders and goal keeper under pressure. Excellent defending from Jan, Deborah and Wendy failed to let Buckingham score. With a long kick by Purdy, Rachel Potter picked up the ball and scored!
At half time Captain Becky inspired us to score more, so that’s what we did. Having slotted into the team Zoe and Sienna dribbled past defenders passing the ball to Giorgia who scored her first goal for the Ladies' 6s. Buckingham remained determined and even vice-captain Jan, who injured her arm couldn’t keep them at bay. We quickly responded, leading to a further two goals scored by Giorgia and Dette. With fantasy league points as stake Rachel Potter took it in her stride and scored a hat trick. Player of the match this week was a tie between Zoe and Rachel Potter. Captain Becky, having one of them in her fantasy league team. passed the deciding vote to Rachel Bellamy who awarded it to Rachel Potter.
To top off a brilliant 8-1 win, Buckingham provided great teas and Captain Becky bought us all a valentines chocolate. Thank you to James for taking the photos and to the parents who came to support us.