Ladies 5th XI vs Marden Russets Ladies 2’s (Home) | 15 Jan 22

Lost 3-0

MoM: Eleni Godwin

We faced our first game of 2022 with a blend of youngsters and more experienced players, and a new formation! Foxy shared her idea of a front two pressurising the opposing defenders and closing off the middle of the pitch and the team responded positively and eager to give it a try. The plan worked well and we forced Marden (currently top of the table) to work very hard to create any chances. We held them until shortly before half time when they went 1-0 up following a goalmouth scramble.
We continued to work hard throughout the second half but their strong play lead to two more goals, both from open play. They won a lot of corners but our strong defence kept them all out! They also gave away a penalty stroke that Alex bravely offered to take. She forced a save from the keeper but the score remained 3-0 and that is how it ended. However, we believe that with time and determination, our new formation will pay dividends.
Well played everyone. The MOM decision was tricky, with many contenders, but Eleni’s relentless efforts in midfield edged it for her.

Squad: Jess McCully, Eleni Godwin, Maddie Leech, Chloe Solley, Louise Coppin, Chloe Davison, Ellie Gordon, Alex Hewett, Vicki Wilkie (Captain), Niamh O’Shea (GK), Annabelle Styles, Kate Berry, Lynn Lauder, Gill Prince Coach: Eirian Fox