Second game of the season for the White team.
No rain and did our first Risk Assessment prior to the game! Mellor told us they would come with 10 but turned up with 13 so we had to poach a player (Emma Whitley) from the Blue team, who luckily were playing home too.
First half of the first half, Mellor were all over us with quick attacks and passes. We were quiet and not hungry enough to win the balls. We were trailing 5 - 0 at half way mark. We had a time out and the team responded to what we discussed and pulled back to 5 - 6 by the end of first half. More talking in defence, more movement in attack and a great response to pull back so close.
Second half. Before we went back on the pitch we said we need to do what we did at the end of the first half, but once we were on the pitch we did not. Mellor made use of this loss of wanting to win and pulled away to a 6 - 15 win at the end.
Could we beat them, yes but we then need to make less mistakes with our passing, increase our win rate at the draw, be hungrier and talk more in all parts of the pitch. We need to learn our lessons from this game and make sure we do not repeat them in coming games. I believe we have a great team, that does not believe in themselves yet.
Man of the match: Ellie Racle - as always worked hard and helped out in defence.
Defence: Daisy Kay - worked hard and wanted to change the way we played.
Midfield: Jodie Pollard - goals and good runs.
Attack: Emma Coghlan - goals, assist and spurring others to do better.
Scores and assist.
Emma Coghlan 2/1
Jodie Pollard 2/-
Sophie Hurlstone 1/1
Kelly Chang 1/-
Daisy Kay -/1
Ellie Racle -/1