Hotshots W 5-1
report by Eva Spithout
This week there was an intense game played between the Southgate shots and the Southgate hotshots, even if not reflected in the outcome. Unfortunately, from the start, the shots didn’t have a goalkeeper but this did not stop them from putting up a good fight. In the first half of the game, the shots with 11 outfield players, had a strong attack which made the hotshots defence work very hard. The shots captain, Sum Sze, made sure that everyone’s spirits were lifted and that we kept fighting even after the first goal scored by the hotshots. Following the first goal, 4 more goals were made by the Hotshots and the shots were in a bit of a downfall but kept their heads held high.
From the start, Olivia, playing for the hotshots, decided to take on a new role as a goalkeeper and showed everyone she is not someone to mess around with. She had a few amazing blocks and her team was definitely very pleased with her.
In the second half, the shots had an amazing attacking play which led to an assist from Kirsten back to the top of the D where Eva was positioned to push the ball alongside the goalkeeper into the goal. This was a good turning point for the shots to give them a bit of energy for the end of the game and maybe even gave them a little bit of hope.
With the final score being 1-5 to the Southgate hotshots, it is fair to say that it was not just a walkover and that the shots put up an amazing fight. As so said by the brilliant fans on the side-line, it was a very good and interesting match to watch, which is what we always like to hear.