Great drives into the D, after unusually being put in the front line
The Ladies 3s were delighted to get their first victory of the season against St Neots, winning four-two. After a damp warm-up the rain thankfully stopped. Cambridge South made use of their faster legs and used lots of triangles to get round the slower, more experienced St Neots team. Cambridge South had most of the possession during the game, but St Neots made the most of breakthroughs and strong short corners hits.
Joint man of the match winner, Lauren B, scored the first goal which followed a scuffle in the D and a deflection off Rhi. The second goal came from a strong short corner hit from captain Laurie. The short corner came from the opposition using their head to prevent a goal! The Ladies 3s accidentally gave away a short corner at the end of the first half, from which St Neots scored.
The second half was a mirror of the first. Cambridge South's new team formation was seemingly working well. Marking was tighter this week thanks to training practices. Some lovely passes resulted in Becky finishing a play with a goal. Another scuffle in the D saw Lauren B pick up a shot from Rhi to score the fourth goal. St Neots' second goal came from a breakaway, which despite their best efforts the defenders and goalkeeper, Lou, couldn't prevent.
The big spread of man of the match votes shows the effort put in by the whole team. Jasmine's endless running and movement with the ball won her the joint man of the match with Lauren B. Janette won Lemon of the match for needing to take her driving test again, despite assuring Louisa that she was a good driver.