Blackheath&Elthamians 2’s 1-5 Blackheath &Elthamians 1’s
By karen stevenson
Exhusting Work playing our Ladies 1’s
The sun was shining and everyone arrived nice and early for our home game (in red) against the 1s! (In white) Except for Netty who can't follow her own instuctions!
After a positive team talk and understanding that being the 2s against the top of the league 1s we were all relaxed and looking forward to the challenge.
To start the reds pushed up high and kept the whites at bay but then we relaxed a bit too much and the whites got a break to score. A short corner given shortly after gave them the lead and the heat of the sun led us to being burnt by a third goal before half time
As a team we were playing well making some good passes Robyn and Emma got some breaks but the keeper kept them away
Fortunately our pressure led by Netty and Rosie in the midfield pushed us up high and it paid off and we were awarded a goal by them!
However whilst we had a few opportunities to drive up the pitch via Hannah ,Holly, Kat ,Karen . Ali , Nat ,Maddy and Hannah put in some strong defensive tackles but they finally got around the super saves of Zoe to get two more.
Whilst the score was a loss in terms of goals we are the first team to get a goal against them in the league and we can take that and a lot more positives from the game which will give us good sted for the next match after half term.
Looking foreard to the return game next year ... we will be waiting for you Ladies 1’s
Player of the match was Robyn (even though there was no cake)
TFC was Netty again (see first paragraph)( although Ali wrote the match report!)