Ladies' 7s in tough game with top-of-the-league Wallingford
30 November 2019, 14:30, Banbury Road North (Top)
Ladies' 7s 0 - 4 Wallingford Ladies 4s
There was only one team more surprised than we were to hold the half time score at 0-0 and that was our well coached opponents, Wallingford, who are currently top of the league. After Kat's team boosting pre-match talk we all went out on a mission to defend, and with the whole team playing together we did this in style, even breaking forward on several occasions and looking like we might take the first goal. We definitely had our opponents rattled and their continual sideline coaching intensified as their frustration increased.
In the second half we lost shape a little and two well-worked corners from Wallingford (one a deflection - sorry girls) boosted their confidence. At 2-0 down we still played up to their level of game with some fantastic hockey, particularly by 'Bobble hat' Fran who was constantly in the middle of the play and was later voted man of the match. Our goalie, Lina, had a really strong game and saved several attempts by Wallingford to increase the scoreline, but the game ended 4-0, a result we should really be proud of, as it shows the potential and the spirit the 7s team share.