LADIES 3s CONTINUE TO SPRING FORWARDS
The first rays of spring shone down on a team that keeps on shining
Team spirits were high on Saturday 17th February. We had a full squad, our captain Nicky had given an uplifting yet very informative team talk and the first rays of spring were shining down on us. It was a glorious day for some hockey! In normal fashion, Socks lead a wonderful warm up, only this time the lovely Rosie Lovegrills made a special appearance to capture some social media footage. The team stripped off the under-layers (much to the delight of the men's team playing on the pitch next to us) and we were ready to go.
We quickly won possession and after a couple attempts from Nicole, the ball made its way through the hardy defenders to Carmel for the first goal. The opposition were stronger than first expected with some key play makers in the middle, putting out defensive players Magui, Ali, Cat B, Kate P and Helen under some pressure. However, they remained calm, and demonstrated excellent team work, to ensure Blackheath could begin attacking again. Runs from our midfielders and accurate passing helped secure another two goals from Carmel and Leanne, before the halftime whistle blew.
Not used to playing in the heat or being put under pressure, it was fair to say the team felt a little hot under the collar at half time, but gameplay resumed in the second half stronger than before, making simple short passes and quick one-twos. A short corner was awarded and the ladies 3's signature 'slip, slap, slop' play weaved in and out of the opposition and past the goalies feet for the 4th goal. The team were getting tired, but subbing and support from Rosie and Juliet on the sidelines gave the team the energy it required to get some shots into the 'D' from Emma and Kylie for some textbook deflections into goal from the posts. The game ended 6-0 to Blackheath, giving us a staggering total of 92 goals this season. Woman Of the Match was awarded to Ali Rodrigues for all round SOLID play. Whoopie cushion awarded to Cat Drum who couldn't open the boot of her car to access her hockey kit needed for the game.