Lightning hits Marden's finest
Blackheath team has mixed results
Yet again we made our way to the town of Marden to play the Russets but this time at their new ground with facilities that will look fantastic when built ( although a couple of extra temporary toilets would not go amiss ).
The main theme was the cold wind that was blowing – warm up took longer than usual and coats were only reluctantly removed. We were in a group playing four Marden teams ( all named after apples – except for the blooms, obviously the development team ) and Ashford. This is a Blackheath development team but I was so impressed with the commitment and carrying on playing even though they were cold.
They started off well drawing 1-1 against the Blooms and beating the Buds 2-0, the other three games were close, all lost 2 – 0. With Amelia Lewis leading the attack supported by a midfield of Miai Hohenkirk, Maryam Drammeh and Polly Chamberlain who all ran a lot and supported the attacks and produced at times some great moves. Our defence/midfield of Tara Miles Kingston, Dakota Rodriguez, Emily Briggs, Carys Griffiths and often our last line of defence Florence Rhodes, all of them dug in and stopped goals, a few times off the line.