March 22, 2017
Great news from our Ladies 3s, 4s and 5s who all had great wins on Saturday
The L3s ended their season with a 1-0 win over West Hampstead 2s. Energy levels were high, supporters were cheering, the wind was howling, and there was fire on the pitch. Showing off some lovely passing hockey (and a cheeky aerial from the captain that the umpires didn’t deem to be as controlled as she did), Southgate kept the majority of possession and as a consequence had numerous chances on goal. The ball actually crossed the goal line four times (of note was Hannah’s amazing 1-1 with the goalie); but only one, expertly tapped in at close range by Caitlin (our top goal scorer), made it onto the score sheet. But that was enough to secure victory, leap frog the oppo, and put the ladies firmly at mid table. Not bad!!
L4s finished off the season at home with a 5-0 goal fest against relegated Chiswick 4s. Goals for Megan Langley, Jo Berndes and Alice Ward with a brace for Woman of the Week Jess Hayes
Saturday was one of our best performances this season against 3rd place Chiswick. Between forwards Matty, Hattie, Julie and Cat we had some great interlinking passing play, overlapping leads, and nicely weighted lay offs allowing us to float out of contact and into great attacking positions. By half time we were 2-0 up after goals from Pippa – one in open play and a well-worked PC – gave us the advantage.
Not wanting to squander our lead we dropped into a defensive formation in the second half. Midfielders Annette, Pippa and omni-present H were comfortably neutralising the stick-tackly skirmishes that bubbled up. Sum Sze hoovered up at sweeper, Izzy was solid in goal, and Phillipa, Heather and MOM Beth stepped up to mark tightly when we lost possession.
As we patiently built our second half assault, we were rewarded with Sum Sze connecting at the post for a lovely tap-in, and Matty scoring in open play to end the match with a 4-0 win.
The Ladies 1st and 2nd played too!!
1st lost 3-1 away on an awful Chelmsford pitch.
Ladies 2’s went down 4-0 to Hampstead and Westminster