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L6s follow England rugby’s example with a quick opening score

26 October 2019, 10:30, Banbury Road North (Top)

Ladies' 6s 6 - 0 Abingdon Ladies 2s

The Ladies 6s were in high spirits, knowing the England rugby score was going our way. One request from the Captain was to score faster than the England team... 1 minute 38 seconds. 

A good warm up and 2 successful practise short corners, we were ready to go!

We started quickly, gaining a short corner and strong straight strike from Lotty saw Hawks on the score board. Calls from the sideline saying it was scored at just 1 minute 24 seconds. Half way through the first half another short corner but with the same result, 2-0 and both goals to Lotty. 

Although there was mainly only one way traffic, when Abingdon got the ball past the half way line they showed they could be a threat. One dominant forward player who tried to make things happen, was met by the defence who stood strong and calmly cleared the ball. Just before half time, Lotty took another strike but Lairds was there to ensure it would go in and popped it over the line from inside the post.
 
The half time whistle was followed by a quick half time chat and reminder to keep passing the ball round, oh and a quick cheer to celebrate the final rugby result.

More of the same followed in the second half, Lotty was determined to pocket a hat-trick, entered the D again and took a shot off the back foot and again found the bottom left hand corner. The inners worked tirelessly to change the angle of the ball to try and help the forwards. Another short corner... but this time we had to think of something different. Injected to Linda at the top of the D and passed back to Buffy who slipped the ball past the keeper 5-0. There was still time for another goal and with the trade mark 3 passes down the pitch out from defence, Linda netted herself a goal. 

Half backs continued to push high to try and offer more balls to the forwards but the final whistle ended the scoring fest.
 
Man of the match went to Bella who was always available as an option just outside the D and the continuous tackling back!!!

Thanks to Helen and Lucy for umpiring the game ahead of then playing for the 2s later.

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