Lowestoft travelled to Bury in anticipation of a close match, to play the team one place above them in the table. Bury were quick off the mark with an early goal, piling pressure on the Lowestoft defence of Jo, Carron and Katherine and forcing keeper Danielle into a number of athletic saves early on in the game. As Lowestoft settled, the game flowed and Zoe was able to find space on the left wing to drive into the D and look to Katie for support in securing the elusive equalizer. Despite a number of shots from the forwards, including a strike from Judith which rebounded into Katie’s path and subsequently off the post, Lowestoft just could not hit the backboard.
Bury proved to be fast on the break, sending the Lowestoft midfield scurrying back to thwart any quick getaway and Amy, Kate, Lil and Megan showed themselves capable and determined to intercept, thus breaking down many of the opposition’s passing moves and upsetting their rhythm.
A tactical rebalancing of defence and midfield saw Lowestoft revert to a sweeper for the remainder of the game after Bury, in a fast paced series of moves, put a second goal away. With a squad of 15 players, Bury were able to maintain the pace at which they had started the game and forced a number of short corners that, although admirable defended, unfortunately saw a third goal squeeze in past the keeper.
Lowestoft deserve all the credit for remaining resolute and firm to the end of the game, making the opposition work hard for their win and being supremely unlucky not to have put a couple of goals away themselves early on in the game.
Players of the match were Amy, Katherine, Jo and Danielle.