Tough loss for W3s as they gave East London first win of the season!

March 9, 2022

Result : LOSS 2-4 vs East London 4

Match Report : Vicky Paver

Sometimes you lose to very good teams, other times you walk away wondering why you didn’t score 8. This week was one of ‘those’ weeks as the Ladies 3s took on East London 4s at Lee Valley.

I’m not sure what the hockey equivalent is to having your shoes on the wrong feet but that sums first 20 minutes for the Ladies 3s. Maybe it was the oldies choice of Bob Marley in the changing rooms pre game or a very sticky water based pitch. The hockey wasn’t quite clicking. We transferring the ball well and their was good link up play. We were creating plenty of chances and giving away very little but unfortunately we just couldn’t find a goal. So on a rare break forward East London took the lead with a delightful finished. This was the motivation we needed and within a minute Vicky G ran on to a long, high pass and slung (Cob’s word) it into the D to find Cob 1 on 1 with the keeper. A cool, calm finish. 1-1.

The match then became pretty even and further chances where created by both teams. There was another goal before half time for East London that meant they went in to the break with a 2-1.

The half time team talk was easy…keep running, transferring the ball, pushing forward and creating chances, the goals will come.

Within minutes we were on the front foot again and the dominance paid off with a cracking dribble and shot from the top of the D, 2-2. Their goalkeeper had no chance. A contender for goal of the season from Liv. We continued to push forward and press for a winner. Unfortunately chances came and went and it was East London who scored. Another fantastic goal, against the run of play, to make 3-2. In the final moments a defensive error at a short corner led to another goal. The final score 4-2 to East London.

At the end of the game East London celebrated as if they had won the league. It was indeed their first win of the season. We left the pitch dejected however there was some good play. It just wasn’t our day. We’ll come back stronger next week.

WOW went to Liv Richardson closely followed by Celeste Spinks

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