Ladies in3-3 draw
By Mark Coote
Draw a fair result for both teams
Coalville made a good start to the game, playing with a high intensity and pressing Allexton as soon as they got the ball. The forwards were linking well with the midfielders, creating chances.
However, Allexton hit Coalville on the break to go 1-0 up. This came against the run of play.
Coalville hit back immediately with a great finish from Smith. Coalville used this as the springboard to kick on. Wave after wave of attacks came as Coalville camped in the Allexton half who had been reduced to ten players due to injury.
Allexton were playing some good football, passing through the thirds and creating the Coalville defence problems. However, the back three and goal keeper worked hard to ensure meaningful shots on goal were limited, with great support from the midfielders.
Due to the solid foundations at the back, this allowed Coalville to maintain pressure higher up the pitch, resulting in a thunderbolt from outside the box by Dolman to put Coalville in the lead.
Coalville quickly went 3-1 up when Simons followed up from a rebound to neatly put in the back of the net. The great support of the Coalville mascots with their singing spurring the ladies on.
Half time, and Coalville had battled well against a very good Allexton team. Allexton had shown what they could do.
The second half started and Allexton started to take control with quick combinations through the midfield area. Coalville were working hard, however, their usual composure on the ball was being tested, as too often the ball was given away or just kicked forward.
Allexton scored twice in the second half to level the scores, however, the game opened up, becoming end to end with both teams creating chances.
Overall the score line was a fair one.