Gore Court L1 1v0 Blackheath and Elthamians L2
By karen stevenson
A Time to Remember!
Blackheath L 2s headed to Sittingbourne on a bright sunny day to play Gore Court.
Blackheath started their usual intense pressure in the first few minutes passing the ball around and frustrating their defence. A few silky skills up front led to an attacking short corner which unfortunately didn't convert. There was quite a lot of differing of opinions in the midfield but Blackheath rose above it and played with strong wills to ensure we kept possession and have the advantage. A superb ball into Amanda from Karen gave us a prime opportunity to score but the keeper kept it out.
Blackheath entered the second half feeling positive and there were some cracking transfers across the defence from Ali, Kath and Hannah. This gave lots of opportunities up the left for Lucy and the right for Emma to use her pace which led to her being wiped out and causing the Gore Court player to take time out with a green card.
Netty and Kat controlled the midfield defense but the opposition put more pressure on Blackheath down the wings and created plenty of short corners from apparent fouls. Blackheath defended brilliantly and even a strike on goal was disallowed for being too high.
Blackheath were disciplined in passing it up the pitch with accuracy and gained a well deserved short corner a ping pong manoeuvre missed the goal by centimetres much to our disappointment
They then came back at us and several attempts at converting short corners did not go in their favour, however Ali did a great save off the line to only later take detour off the pitch with a green card for a stick tackle (dubious) which put us down to 10.
A final short corner from Gore Court in the last 5 minutes and change of routine saw Zoe save a superb shot which we just couldn't clear and they stuck it in.
An unfortunate result which didn't reflect our efforts and being the team we are, we were all having group hugs and positive support for each other throughout and our team spirit will bring rewards in the future.
Player of the match Zoe for her quick witted excellent saves against a barrage of attack in the second half.
TFC Ali for her green card.