It was a grey but dry day as players gathered like autumnal leaves, their red and green shirts fluttering about the pitch.
Three minutes after the start whistle however, Meopham scored and the time for reverie was over, but only briefly, for Blackheath’s Ita Antonioli scored a cracking first goal as a rejoinder. Their goalkeeper Becs Ward repulsed two then three rapid attempts at goal by Meopham before Caitlin Chick took a shot on goal, Beth Cox scoring from the rebound. Beth Cox had a third goal disallowed and another just missed its target but no matter because soon a short was awarded to Blackheath and Harriet Howell stepped up, hit out to Netty Grabham who passed it back to Harriet who scored the third brilliant goal. She could hardly contain her joy and the team joined in with some enthusiasm. Meopham tried to raise their game but Blackheath’s Kat Allix and Karen Stevenson got in their way with Hannah Morrell making some important decisive moves and Nat Bennett gaining necessary metres with some astute passing. There were some hits that went straight off the side line and passes that were, well, let’s say short of their target, you know who you are girls, but Beth Cox remained elusive in her play, scoring yet another goal, which was rapidly joined by a seemingly casual fifth curtesy of Amanda Layton. Caitlin Chick and Becs Ward played incredibly well but it was Beth Cox who was awarded the team’s new Unicorn Award and Man of the Match for stunning play, enabled of course by the whole team. Perhaps the mystical powers of the team Unicorn had something to do with it.
Final Score Blackheath 5-1.
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.