Scorers: Masters, Plumb, Neal
MoM: Mary Flint
DoD: Dominique Masters
It was a glorious day to be starting the second half of the season! Having finished the end of 2021 4th in the table coming off four straight wins we were ready for a battle against a skillful and talented Surbiton side. The last time we faced them was our first game in the season at home where we lost 4-0 – so it was time to get out there are get the job done.
DOD was sealed very early, much to Alice Brett’s delight. When Dom questioned where the white shirts were a minor panic quickly set in once the team confirmed we were in red. Good thing she had not taken them out of her car or else we would have been in the same pickle as the men’s 2s not long ago at Sevenoaks!
With focus happily put back on the game the ladies came out fighting in the first quarter. Dom put away a rocket off the short corner quickly followed by a slick connection between Alice Brett and Chloe Plumb who slipped a beautiful shot past the keeper. We were up 2-0 after the first quarter.
The game was a battle through and through with Surbiton trying to close the gap to 2-1 and even pulling there keeper with a few minutes to go. A scrap around the keeper in the 4th quarter off a corner and Lizzie Neal put one away to seal a 3-2 victory.
A superb and gritty team effort from everyone with the defenders and Becca in goal keeping out a relentless Surbiton forward line. Our focus now turns to this Saturday where we will take to our home field to battle Sevenoaks. See you there!