Another week…another match lost from a promising lead! The Ladies 1st Team travelled to Harleston Magpies and will be a little disappointed to see a 2-1 lead slip in a bad 15 minute patch to eventually lose 5-3. In spite of this many positives to report including an outstanding hatrick from Captain Alex Robinson, the second goal fired reverse stick from the edge of the D into the roof of the net. Next Saturdays match now takes on added significance as rivals Chelmsford are also on 5 points.
The Ladies 2nds managed to hold on for a 3-3 draw , Caity Wales scoring 2 great goals and a fantastic PC deflection from Mia O’connell. First half was a little disjointed but after an encouraging half time talk from step-in coach Jake there were a lot more opportunities created and the determination to secure a point was evident. A last minute PC on the final whistle for Eastcote was nerve- wracking but the defensive team led by MoM Katie Woodrow stayed strong and cleared it to secure the draw and 1 point.
L3s win 3-1 against Eastcote 2s and are second in Div in Middlesex Premiere League. The first half finished one-all, with Caitlin running it round the keeper after a perfect set up coming from the back and through the mid via Tina. In the second half they adapted well to Eastcote’s high playing style and had a number of agonisingly close chances on goal. Southgate managed to convert two more, both dribbled past the goalie, courtesy of Suzie and Caitlin. Everyone played well and the MoM votes were accordingly spread throughout the team. Joint MoM went to Chloe Mc, with her Southgate debut, and Caitlin.
Sadly it was a game of 2 halves for the 4s this week as they put in a solid performance with some lovely passing hockey in the 1st half netting 2 goals thanks to Pippa Woodrow and a short corner strike from Gill Broderick. Second half was a different tale though as they conceded twice in the opening 5 minutes. They were never able to regain their composure of the 1st half finally conceding a 3rd in the dying minutes. Great performance by GK Helen to keep us in it for so long in the 2nd period and Woman of the Week was Julie Rodriguez for an unstinting shift in central midfield.
The Ladies 5th Team managed a very creditable 0-0 draw with Teddington