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Man of the match

Emily Boyd

Great keeping skills, particularly as it was her first match

Lemon of the match

Ellen Slay

Accidentally giving away a penalty flick

A Very Sweaty Match

Harriet Stanley

We had a bit of a stressful morning with a miscommunication resulting in two of our team members not turning up but we managed to get on the road and arrive at Bury with ten minutes to spare before the match.

After a quick practice we started the match in beautifully sunny 25 degree weather.

Unfortunately the first ten minutes was a blur of short corners given to Bury. Despite our best efforts their combined attack, especially their press, was too strong and resulted in three Bury goals in the first half.

Before going into the second half we had an uplifting team chat and discussed how we needed to be more ‘rowdy’ (as Ellen put it) and provide encouragement to the team. Thankfully this chat paid off and after a ball was set up by Nicky, Tess managed to strike it into the goal.

Although we did have a lot more possession in the second half, Bury managed to come back and score another four goals. One was scored after a penalty flick was given for Ellen being unable to stop herself running straight into a player. Another, unfortunately for Nicole, was deflected off her stick into the goal, but it was so perfect that I’m convinced she should be playing as a forward from now on!

We didn’t feel too disheartened after the match. As we start to get to know each other more and find our preferred positions, we will be back to play Bury with Nicole leading us as centre forward!

Calories burned: 713 cals. Clearly I couldn’t be bothered to run as much…probably because it was swelteringly hot this week!

No cake this weekend unfortunately, but Ellen has been nominated to bake next week for her lemon nomination.

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