CCS2 travelled this week to Newent to face the top of Severn Division 2.
With some players missing due to injury, CCS2 travelled the short distance to Newent School on a warm and balmy day.
After a strong warm up and as much psyching up as we could muster, we started strongly. We were determined to use passing and skills to save up as much energy as we could before getting to half time, but Newent had other ideas.
Newent worked the ball through us with relative ease and at times, made it feel like we were 3 players down, with some excellent team work and pace maintained via lots of confusing substitutions. Civil Service pressed hard to defend our goal. With some fantastic tackling and team work from the likes of Verity, Sophie, Michelle and some strong acrobatics from Caroline, we were lucky to stave off the pressure until 10 minutes into the game, when an unlucky goal was conceded. After some immense saving from Lorry (who had an absolute stormer), we were lucky not to go more than 2-0 down at half time.
After a well deserved break from the hot sun, CCS were the first team back onto the pitch and ready to maintain our strong defensive play and work towards getting the ball up the pitch towards Carol and Laura in the hope of challenging the Newent keeper. With some pressure from the pushback from Emma, Abi and Jules we pressured the Newent defence and even managed to reach the oppositions D at one point!
Shortly after the goals started to hit the CCS backboard and Newent hit us with some blinding shots which made life very difficult for the CCS defense. Caroline and Michelle worked tirelessly with Sophie and Verity to keep as few goals out of our goal as possible, and were very unlucky when it seemed Newent were on the scoring train. Jules was officially the team shouter for the day, and enjoyed motivating the team as much as possible to keep heads high, but 11-0 was a frustrating result, and just didn’t reflect how we played with 10 men!.
Chip butties were very much deserved after the game and congratulations to the very much deserving Lorry, for Man of the Match.
CCS2 are back at home next week to face Badgers, which should be another challenging game hope to see you at there at 9:30PB Dean Close.