On Sunday the ladies travelled away to second in the league Studley. Again we knew it would be a tough game, but after last week’s performance and our continued development the team’s moral was high.
We started the game well, but a challenge in the box saw the opposition convert a penalty and 5 minutes into the game we were 1 nil down. We knew we didn’t deserve to be chasing the game; the ladies continued to work hard and we took control. In training the ladies have been working extremely hard on the pass and move game, and this has begun to show in matches, causing the opposition great frustration. However, a lapse in concentration saw Studley score completely against the run of play; 2-0 down.
I have to say it again, the character the ladies show when losing amazes me! Within 2 minutes of conceding we managed to pass the ball around the opposition’s midfield, and a strong run by Candice saw us pull one back; 2-1 at half time.
A chance to regroup; we were doing nothing wrong; we had control of the game, were working hard for each other and playing football that the opposition couldn’t handle, it was just a matter of time. With great link up play and a fantastic strike from the right wing by Shaq, we drew level. The game finished 2 – 2. An amazing performance from every single player.
Ref’s player of the match: Carly (me)
Coaches’ player of the match: Nancy. She continues to develop each week; another great performance!
Well done ladies! Onwards and upwards.
Report by Carly Whitehouse 11/11/12