Match Day Seven
A trip to the Comets
Having had a tight first game at our place on the opening day of the season, we knew this would be closely contested on a big wide pitch. The first chance came to our hosts, firing in a 25 yard drive that Josie pushed over the bar. We then had a chance of our own, with Amelie going close. Six minutes in, Chloe received the ball thirty yards out and drove past the Comets' centre half before hitting her shot past the keeper to put us ahead. Five minutes later, a shot from Amelie was saved but not held, and Elle quickly pounced to jab in the second goal. That was followed swiftly by another good run from Chloe, who took on the keeper but went too wide to shoot - she pulled the ball back to Nancy who hit a first time strike into the bottom corner for a really good goal. Fourteen minutes in and the game was won.
Amber, Syd and Heidi came on and the momentum continued, but a weak back pass from Keira saw a Bedwell forward take the ball around Josie and, with an empty goal, slide the ball wide !! Our response was Chloe passing to Amber, who turned and fed the ball to Elle - she carried the ball into the box and rolled the ball back to Amber who hit a first time finish into the corner of the net. In the last minute of the half, Bedwell won a corner, and whilst the first delivery flew across the box, the following cross was headed in to the corner of our net, making it 4-1 at half time.
The home team played 3 up front after the break, and with the threat they carried we dropped Sydney back to protect our position. The half started a little scruffily, but we prevented any attacks fairly comfortably and maintained that control. A good turn from Amelie saw Nancy collect the ball and poke a left foot shot into the net to ensure we would take the points home with us. Amber Amelie and Elle kept the flow up top and Chloe and Faye maintained the control we had in midfield, aided by Emily, Heidi and Nancy. Derin, Keira and Syd kept things tight and it was Sydney who pushed forward and fired a shot towards goal that the keeper tried hard to keep out, without success.
This was our best display of the season and the result was deserved. The girls all made a good contribution to this success and should be proud of their efforts.