Ladies 4th XI vs Herne Bay (Home) | 26 Feb 22

Won 3.-2

Scorers: Nikki and Moira

MoM: Nikki and Elli

Canterbury ladies 4th XI

On a beautiful, bright sunny afternoon at the fortress Polo Canterbury 4th XI took on local rivals Herne Bay.

Canterbury employed the same match tactics which have been successful for the previous 4 weeks, and started atrociously bad for the first 15 minutes, allowing Herne Bay to play some fast attacking hockey. Canterbury were under pressure with captain Sibs thinking this was going to be a long game.

Then came the pivotal moment, Herne Bay scored the first goal. This was it… game on.

Canterbury sprung to life, and began playing their own fast paced passing game. With some fine aerials from Elli over Herne Bay’s press, allowed Canterbury to set up some fine attacks down the right from Sadie and Chloe, often finding Moi and Daisy in the D. Vicki and Emily then springing on any lose balls. The shots started coming, then the goals followed. A crisp strike by Moi and a goal mouth scramble by Nikki. 2-1

Second half Herne Bay tried to push forwards again, calling on Kendra to make some good saves. Herne Bay then fired a first time sweep shot into the top corner of the goal, like a rocket. 2-2
Annabelle and Sibs staying strong out of defence, along with Maddie and Gabs with their usual calm control, playing in Nikki, Canterbury continued to build momentum. Another 27 shots fired at Herne bays goal keeper, literally at her, Canterbury were pushing hard for the win. With 10 minutes remaining, Nikki finally found the corner of the goal… 3-2! Phew! Another great win .

Well played team, another great performance. I just wonder what would happen if Canterbury just so happened to score first one week…??

MOM: Nikki Triggs / Elli Upton