The penultimate game of the season; the L3s set out to play Sudbury at home. Storm Gareth was out to get us, blowing the team sideways before we even started playing. We began our warm-up forty-five minutes before the game started (KEEN BEANS), and ended up cooling down again while watching the M1s.
The L3s started off a bit sluggish but kept Sudbury on their toes with some quick runs into their D by Zara, Jas and Erin. Sudbury managed to bag themselves lots of short corners, but never scored as our defence was on top form. Sudbury were really hungry for goals which showed with their first goal coming from their player hitting the ball while face-planting the floor! And their second coming shortly after. Two-nil at half time…but we weren’t losing faith!
After a Paul pep talk , the 3s came out ready for battle only for Sudbury to score their third goal soon after. This fuelled the fire in the L3s, who were determined to get some goals back. As demonstrated by Emily during her duel with the goalkeeper, fighting for that ball, and Rhi face-planting while chasing after the ball too.
After a L3s long corner, starting from Louisa and bouncing through a few of the L3s in a great team effort, Rhi managed to tap one in! Goooaaaallll - lots of cheering from the sideline and the team! Sudbury were not too happy with a score of 3-1, so they weren’t backing down! Poor Hannah got in the way of them and got knocked down to the floor, but bravely stood up and continued. Laurie then wanted to join in the injuries fun, which resulted in her getting hit in her bad knee and getting chair-lifted by top ambulance crew, Kath and Ani.
The final whistle blew, the game was finally over, and South were happy to get out of the wind and into the warmth for some pizza. The MoM title was awarded to three of our defenders, with four votes each for Hannah, Lauren E and Ani, which shows what a defensive effort the game was. And LoM title awarded to Hannah, for……
The evening was rounded off with more lovely pizza and espresso martinis, and some of us (Erin) continuing on through the night at a UV Bop party!
It was my last game for South and what a great way to end it all! I’ll miss you all so much.