Colchester ladies 4s vs Southend ladies 3s
Southend travelled to Colchester with a bare 11
Colchester ladies 4s 1 - 2 Southend ladies 3s.
Southend L3s went to Colchester with 11 players but no GK due to injury. Playing with a last man standing (me) and the determination that has always driven the squad.
Early pressure from Colchester was met by tackle after tackle and they did not find the way into the Southend D. After this Southend settled and started to play the ball and get it round the 8 man press that Colchester had. Eventually, following a fine game of pinball in the Colchester D, Stella hit the ball on target and it was deflected in via a defender.
At the end of the 1st half Danni twisted her ankle and had to go off.
Half time Colchester 0-1 Southend
Colchester started the second half strongly and kept bringing the ball in to the final third to try and pull back the goal. However, due to Jenny Gallott, Angela Eastabrook, Christine Baker and Gemma Fitzgerald's hard work this came to nothing.
Following a great run from Rachel Crowhurst, the ball landed at the injured Danni's stick who scored from a ridiculous angle to put L3s 2-0 up.
Colchester scored from a short following a call made via the begging of a Colchester forward. This however, did not start of the fight back the home team hoped for and the game ended with a Southend victory much to the relief of all the Southend players who thought the game would never end.
Best flirt with the umpire: Angie
Best navigator: Rachel Garfirth
Umpire to be of the day: JENNNNNAAAAY
Goal of the day: Danni
Best captain: Gail Swain