For saying she could play and then sitting the majority of the game out injured with a bad back.
It was a beautiful sunny day at Long Road as we stepped onto the pitch following a hopefully promotion inducing win from the M2s.
With two games left of the season we wanted to finish on a high. Inspired by the performance of the M2s, with Southern crowds out in force cheering from the sideline, the girls were pumped and ready to take on the top of the league. This CoP side (Peterborough, Katie, not Pelicans) have won every game this year apart from one which they drew, so our aim of stealing three points from the league toppers was a tough ask.
We set out with Dave’s 3/4 press in mind, forcing the league champions to just transfer around the back. "ALL DAY LONG!" we'd shout as they yelled, "SCENARIO"…whatever that means. However things took a turn for the worse when I managed to injure my back about four minutes into the match, so retired and sat on the sideline telling people what to do for the next sixty-six. Definitely didn't deserve Lemon but here we are…
I popped several co-codamols so the rest of the match is a haze to say the least.
They scored two goals, one in each half, both from open play on a break (we need to practise our man marking)
We played in their D but unfortunately couldn't upgrade or get a goal.
The girls defended a couple of defensive short corners - no goals, hurray!
CoP hit the post twice - unlucky for them, lucky for us.
Loopy saved some worldie shots and earned herself MoM. She really kept us in the game.
We had some nice linking play up the pitch when we moved the ball at speed.
Final score was two-nil and although we didn't get the three points we were after it was still a decent game. Good luck to CoP as they take on Div 1 next year! Last year they finished the league third and this year they've won it. That is good motivation for us, as we currently sit in third place.