L5s IN FRUSTRATING MATCH ONLY MANAGE A DRAW
21 February 2015, 15:00, Banbury Road North (Near)
Ladies' 5s 1 - 1 Harlow-HIgh Wycombe Ladies 1s
……..and especially since a lot of our regular adult players were not available.
The match started well for L5s and we maintained possession of the ball for a long time staying in the opponents 25 most of the time with some good attempts at goal and a couple of short corners. However hard we tried we didn’t quite get a goal. After about 15 minutes we lost a bit of focus giving Harlow a break then a lucky deflection and they unfortunately scored.
For the rest of the first half and the second we were desperate to get a goal back leading to some frustration but causing us to work a lot harder. We had difficulties because the team was very new to play together and therefore a lot of people were changing positions and learning how different people play within the team. However after a long period of constant shots at goal and short corners Maddie Whitwell fought to get the ball in the D and Milly finished it with a cracking tackle breaking her stick and scored a goal. We had a few near misses after this but the game finished 1-1.
It was a tough match against a very sturdy team with a fantastic goal keeper and every player in the team worked extremely hard to make it a draw. Emily Dawes was a well deserved MoM. Thanks to Jen for managing the subbing and whose knee is well on the road to recovery so we hope she will back playing soon. Also to Jessica and Rachael for stepping in from the 6s and to Mrs Clark and the two Mrs Dawes's for their help as well