Good stepping and interceptions
It was a drab and drizzly day in Peterborough but after an unusually long warm up (it was longer than four minutes - *cough* Long Road’s Saturday scheduling *cough*), the match got underway. A slightly patchy start from us saw two early goals from CoP. But it wasn’t long until we got into our rhythm and saw the familiar site of Katie’s long legs striding up the wing, only occasionally getting tangled and leaving her rolling on the soggy, sandy floor of the below-par astro. A cracking strike from Alice ‘Walker’ Wright off a short corner rattled the flimsy goal frame, and shortly afterwards she was joined on the scoresheet by Amalia, sweeping one in from top-D. So we clawed it back to two-all by half time and had the benefit of Dave’s golden advice to take into the next thirty-five.
We held our own for a while, most of CoP’s little nippers being stopped in their tracks by Robyn’s solid block tackles. But around the same time as Carly clocked on to the fact that CoP stands for ‘City of Peterborough’ (a Lemon-worthy comment) and Kim burst into a rant that questioned the eyesight of the umpires, our opposition slipped another two goals past us within quick succession, leaving the final score four-two.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom though - at match teas we were served up a gourmet chickpea curry by Peterborough sports club’s very own ‘Chef James’, wrapping up the morning nicely.