Week 16 – L1s smash 6, M1s concede 6
WH&E L1 6 : 1 PHC Chiswick W3
We started well with Beth keen to repeat her goalscoring record against Chiswick and she quickly put one in. Not long after, Abbi popped up at the back post when nobody was looking and put the ball in for a second. Karen followed up to put us at 3-0.
Then we decided we’d done the job and wanted some chaos – a few mistakes, a bit of “relaxed” defending and Chiswick clawed one back to go in 3-1 at half time.
But it was fine. 2nd half and Beth again decided one wasn’t enough and very calmly went one on one with the keeper, forcing the keeper to dive and calmly slotting it past her. Kylie joined in the fun and scored a 5th with only 3 minutes to go. But no, we weren’t done.
70th minute a short corner, a call for a flick. An epic run back by Beth to win the ball back. Some lovely 1-2 play between Beth and Amber to bring it back to the opposite D and a slip to Sam who flicked the ball in at the far post, with Kylie there to tap it just as it crossed the line “just to make sure”….!
A 6-1 win. Not the same as the 11-0 last time we played them but a very happy team. We’re even willing to forgive the freezing temperature.
A big thank you to the M1s who answered the call for jumpers and coats very quickly and willingly. You kept us all warm!
WH&E M1 1 : 6 Hampstead & Westminster Thirsts
The M1s stepped onto the pitch with 10, luckily the opposition didn’t notice until late in the second half! But unfortunately the extra player and some well-orchestrated penalty corners did mean the M1s entered half time 3-0 down.
Determined to hold our heads up high we fought on! Some good runs from Colin, Dan and Jake led to a few good opportunities! We dominated the final phases of the game and pocketed a deserved goal from Colin from a penalty corner strike. Game ended 6-1, hopefully numbers allow us to do some damage against Southgate next week!
MoTM: Josh for helping keep the score as low as possible!
WH&E M2 0 : 2 West Hampstead M8
A difficult game for the M2s away West Hampstead. The team battled well, but just couldn’t find a finish in the opposition D.
WH&E L2 0 : 0 Old Uxonians W1
An unlikely nil-nil, nothing much happened and no match report to the contrary!