By Jane Tart
First win of the season!
Having only played once since the season resumed after Christmas the Ladies 4 were determined to make a positive start and get a win under their belts. With an attacking formation from the start much of the early play took part in the York end of the pitch where we had some good chances as we settled into position and began passing the ball around. Despite not being able to convert a number of short corners as the York defence stayed strong Sarah eventually struck the ball into the back of the goal from open play. Excitement at going ahead got the better of us however and York quickly equalised. Half time score 1-1.
A rousing team talk from Jo at half time (who had kindly come to manage us from the side-lines before heading off with the seconds) ensured we began the second half as the stronger team. The second goal game quickly with a great cross by Sarah for Myra to slot it into the net and a third followed soon after as Sarah scored once again. We continued to pile on the pressure forcing the York defence and goalie to work hard. The final play of the match saw another short corner to Thirsk with a deflection off a York player sending the ball passed the goalie. The final whistle blew with the score at 4-1 to Thirsk.
An exhilarated Thirsk team celebrated their first win with much whooping and hugging!
A great team effort today with a strong defence, a solid midfield who covered the whole pitch many times passing the ball through to the forwards who worked hard at converting the great play into goals!!
Well done everyone – now we know we can win lets keep the momentum going!