Garston Ladies FC 96 4 5 Lionesses Ladies Clarets
4th Dec 2016
Bushey Sports Club
Openage League Cup

Team
Bridget, Ashley ©, Ollie, Chloe, Grace, Sharna, Jay, Lauren, Charlotte, Dom ,Alex, Lucy, Emma, Cat , Jess,

HT 2-0
FT 3-3
ET HT 4-3
AET 4-5
Att: 31

WOW

Over the years I have had the privilege of watching many great games for various Woburn teams; 6 cup finals – of which Woburn won 5, 4 games with teams needing a win to secure a league title, and various other notable great matches. Today ranks as one of those special moments, going in to work on a Monday morning proud of having witnessed a great game.

I arrived a bit late having had a rugby match to watch and not helped by the early kick off due to the possibility of extra time. At this point Woburn were 1-0 down, scored in the 17th minute. Not long afterwards on 22 minutes it was 2-0. However, Woburn did not look out of this and battled away for the rest of the half probably having 60% of good possession to 40%, but just unable to convert. However with no more goals conceded the chance was still there.

HT 2-0

8 minutes into the second half and Charlotte was level with the last defender as the keeper advanced, calmly a spot was picked and it was 2-1: game on. Incredibly, on 57 minutes, just 4 minutes later, it was 2-2, Charlotte again . The belief was there. When on 64 minutes Lauren made it 3-2 to Woburn you began to wonder if it was Woburn’s day for once. Woburn still attacked freely and defended stoutly. Ultimately 4 minutes and 20 seconds of injury time was played. Unfortunately the message had gone out that only 1 minute would be played after an injury in injury time, yet it turned into over 2 minutes, and with seconds left Garston scrambled an equaliser in spite of “Bridgy’s” best efforts.

FT
3-3

With darkness descending extra time started and 2 minutes in it was 4-3 to Garston – this would surely be cruel on Woburn.

ET HT 4-3

Anytime to score a goal is great but Lauren’s effort on 106 minutes to drag the teams level was perfect. Now, as Woburn pressed, we were to see something special. With just 9 minutes left the ball rolled back from a Woburn attack to Chloe standing nearly 30 yards out, the ball smashed back off the left hand post and into the net. A superb effort in the circumstances. Now statto has checked, so what a moment to score your first senior goal in your 26th senior game and 281st game for the club (65 goals). Coincidentally, standing alongside me, and level with Chloe as she shot, was Nigel who converted Chloe from a 14 goal a year midfielder to 1 goal a year defender 5 years ago – a nice touch!

This though was a squad effort and they were all brilliant even Bridget who tried to get me covered in Mud.

Next round home to Houghton.