Having tried out our killer off-roading skills negotiainge the very muddy, holey car park, South eventually made it to the pitch for this weekend’s friendly against Royston. With it being a friendly we went easy on them, had some laughs - bit of an easy knockaround really – and had a really lovely time.
Lol. Jks. We crushed them. Three-one. Way to go, girls! We say friendly, but both teams have hugely important matches next week which will determine the league champions. So, with that in mind South set out to instill a bit of fear into our foes ahead of the weekend to come.
Coming out strongly, South immediately began the match pressuring the opposition’s D. It was only a matter of time until the first goals trickled in. And, finally, the moment came - Alice Wright had well and truly broken her goal curse. Three beautiful goals to bring victory home. They were beautiful.
By half time the score was two-one; a hard-fought half. Any team could take it. But then Alice came charging into the D with her third goal of the game to make it a hat-trick, shooting with a big windmill from the edge of the D to put the goal in the top right corner. This goal was huge. It was sensational. The sun came out, the birds sang and the crowds cheered (well…our two subs did, but hey, it was a spectacular goal).
Having filled my quota of worshipping Alice’s goals (you’re welcome, Alice), other things of note in the match were:
Hannah came a game closer to reaching the big one hundred.
Roisin and Amalia ran some very sneaky lines up the pitch, dancing around the Royston players.
Dani got on really well with the umpires – they even gave her a card, how kind!
Ellie wore her ice skates to hockey this week – but pushing the ball from her position on the ground did look very athletic, even if the umpires didn’t agree.
Louise made a couple of great saves.
Basically, the entire team played amazingly – well done everyone!