Marlow 1s vs Surbiton 3s
The first league game for the reds...
On Saturday, the Marlow Ladies 1s dove head first into their first league game of the season where they were playing Surbiton Ladies 3s. Being in a new league as they were recently promoted meant they were unsure of what to expect.
In the first 5 minutes, Marlow started out very strong with an Ellie Yeomans
scoring an amazing open play goal making it 1-0 to the reds. Marlow held their own for the rest of the half but unfortunately for Marlow, in the 29th minute, Surbiton managed to bag an equaliser making the score at the end of the first half 1-1.
With a positive team talk at half time, Marlow L1s picked themselves up from Surbiton’s equaliser and drove head on into the second half. Marlow was determined to win their debut league match of the season and in the first 2 minutes of the second half Sarah Pearce
received a beautiful pass from Ellie Y which she slapped first time into the goal making the score now 2-1 to the reds!
10 minutes later a PCA was won for the reds which was converted into another cracking goal by Louisa Northing, 3-1 to the reds.
Staying resilient and not letting pressure get to them, Marlow Ladies kept fighting which led to yet another open play goal by Alex T making the score 4-1.
With 5 minutes to go and Marlow continuing to fight, another PCA was won which was yet again converted to a goal by Lana Wallis
who made the final score 5-1 to Marlow!!
Although a little rocky in the first half, Marlow L1s stayed positive, resilient and determined to make the second half their own. This allowed them to gain their first 3 points of the league. In addition, thank you to all of the supporters and walking wounded who, despite their injuries, came down to watch and support us throughout. It was “a real squad effort…top effort…a real pleasure to watch”.
Here’s to many more great team efforts and a great new season.