After two weeks of early rising but no play, today the L6s got their first game of 2017.
One was a bit confused by the difference between meet and start time but soon made up for that. The warm-up didn’t go too well with GK Purdy deciding she was feeling not well and looking a bit peeky. Fortunately, that didn’t hinder her proactive play.
A busy first half with Hawks having much of the possession but crowding the ball on occasions. A crafty manoeuvre by Linda then sent the defenders the wrong way whilst she struck the ball sideways into the goal. One up at half-time.
Things settled down in the second half with the team keeping the structure. Some tenacious play by new-comer Tatjana and supportive team play by the other midfielders, Sophie, Gail, Issy & Bella, backed by defenders Blanche, Jan & Alice ensured most of the play was in the attacking half. Some strong passes by Gail & tireless central play by Bella kept the pressure on. Forwards Kate, Maddy, Jade, Clare, Becky, Linda & Dette then set to work. Maddie scored from a short corner, Dette then scored two in quick succession. One resulting from some superb ping-pong play between other forwards close to the back line, worthy of a replay if only we’d have the video camera. Sophie scored a well-earned final goal in the last seconds. A great game, very sporting opposition and very good umpiring from Lucy and Hugh.Thanks also to Evelyn Hargraves for the photos.