It was a fabulous result for the Ladies 5s against a determined Old Kingstonian's 3s team.
We were struggling slightly at the start of the game when - against the run of play - Nellie broke free, made a great right side run and delivered the perfect cross behind the defence to the back post where Shelley arrived to send the ball into the net. A sparkling goal!
Our defence was solid with Lois coordinating Martha, Cecelia and Kat so that every attack was broken down or spoiled enough to let our team recover. Some excellent clearing kicks from Hannah in goal helped a lot!
And I shouldn't miss out the midfield who came back time after time to add to the defence - hard work ladies but worth it.
At one point Ok's did score from a short corner but after some discussion between the umpires it was deemed to have crossed the backline too high.
Our midfield of Jenny, Cathy, Sasha and Tash had warmed up by the second half so their passing was faster and more decisive - creating lots of strong attacks for Katie, Jenny, Nellie, Jeanie and Shelley. Sadly there was no second goal...until Katie finally slotted one into the goal at the end of one of her impressively speedy runs.
Relief all round! Great effort from everyone, and that keeps us 2nd in the league.