The Ladies 1’s welcomed Marlow to Guildford on Saturday for what the league table indicated should be a close game. It seemed to be family and friends day, with many friends and relations down to watch the Guildford ladies in action.
After losses in the previous two games GHC Ladies 1s were determined to regain their positive ways; with Marlow needing one point to secure a promotion place, the game started at a fast pace.
Guildford had a lot of the early possession and created chances including hitting the post. Marlow were quick on the break, but Guildford’s defence was strong. Patience paid off and one strong attack by Hannah Bodoano into the D lead to a pass to Kerry Jennings who scored the opening goal.
Marlow responded with pace and within a couple of minutes had their first real shot on goal which was successful and the scores were level. The rest of the first half was dominated by Guildford, but shortly before the whistle, a rare mistake from the Guildford defence gave Marlow the opportunity to take the lead.
The second half started in the same way as the first, with good passing play from both sides. Within the first couple of minutes Guildford broke on the left with a great passing move from Kelly Taylor to Anja Atkin to pass the ball in to the D from the base line for Hannah Wyllie to score the equaliser.
Guildford had the momentum of the game and continued to attack, but Marlow, keen to secure one point became more defensive and managed to stop Guildford from scoring further goals. Final result 2-2.
Guildford were pleased with their performance and extend their congratulations to Marlow for having now also gained promotion to South Division 1.
Guildford are off to Southampton to play Trojans on Saturday and will return to Guildford on the 23rd March for their last home game of the season.