BEHC Ladies 3XI vs Maidstone. 2-0
By Nicky Affleck
Two turtle doves ...
A thirteen strong BEHC Ladies 3XI convened at Maidstone Ladies 3’s home pitch, on a seasonally fresh, bright and windy Saturday morning for a 10:30 push back. BEHC started strong and immediately won control of possession. It took several minutes of probing Maidstone’s defence to secure their first goal at the end of some frantic action in front of the goal, with Carmel finding the smallest of gaps to force the ball over the line.
The second half opened with the score still 1:0 to BEHC L3XI. Having been frustrated on numerous occasions by a series of unfortunate decisions: The opposition’s goal posts being tested no fewer than three occasions by Carmel, Holly and Jasmine. Emma’s goal celebration being thwarted by a 15m restart and a clear strike at goal finding the torso of a defender on the line, also awarded a 15m restart. Never-the-less, BEHC’s strength on all fronts remained resolute, Cat B, Sock, Ali and Kate D repelling the occasional breakthrough, ensuring Annette had all the support she needed throughout the game.
With ten minutes of the match remaining, Kylie made a break from the centre line, passing two and a third in chase as she entered the top of the ‘D’. A firm strike saw the ball sail past the goalie’s right side to seal the long sought second goal. A further attempt by Holly from outside the ‘D’ whistled into the goal but was too quick for BEHC’s two in the ‘D’ to make it count.
Both sides were determined, However, it was BEHC L3XIs who dominated with what seemed like in excess of 80% possession to take the match 2:0. DOTD goes to Holly for chatting to the opposition mid game. And WOTW was split 5 ways between Kate Dunners, Emma Wreathall, Cat Bryden, Rosie Mills and Kylie Brackenridge.
Second on the table in our new division ahead of the Christmas break and its all to fight for in the new year!
Merry Christmas everyone!