Another fine win yesterday...
It wasn't easy despite Bank of England being well below us inthe league. We had players not playing in their preferred positions alongside some new players, and yet it all clicked. We must be getting better!
Up front Ruby, Jeanie, Sophia and Eloise ran all over the pitch, passing early and with great purpose getting us into the circle but not scoring at first. Then Jeanie slotted the ball down the side of the keeper, followed by Eloise at the back post to leave us comfortably 2 nil at half time...except that it wasn't comfortable at all...BoE were strong on the ball, breaking fast and leading to several good attacks. Our midfield Jenny, Emily Tash and Nellie had to run back as they broke, and the defence had to work hard to prevent them scoring from several short corners.
Sarah, Martha Sasha and Lois were fantastic. Sasha in particular was in top form back in defence.
The second half went a bit downhill at first as BoE finally managed to score from a short corner, then they did it again and we were back to 2:2. It was still end-to-end hockey, until a short corner gave us a great chance to get ahead. We used one of our well practised routines and Emily finished off to give us the lead. That might have been enough but Ruby, having run all game, delivered the perfect ball into the D for Jeanie to score her second and make the score a respectable 4:2. A great game, well battled in good spirit and I'd say we deserved the win!
Well done to all!