170205 woburn v houghton

Lionesses Ladies Clarets 3 4 Houghton Athletic FC
5th Feb 2017
Aspley Guise Common
Openage League Cup

Bridget, Ashley ©, Ollie, Chloe, Grace, Sharna, Shelby, Charlotte, Dom ,Alex, Charlie, Lucy, Emma , Jess, Lauren

Att 27

Nearly the Encore
HT 2-1
FT 3-4

It was going to be hard to reproduce the game of the previous round (who will ever forget that 5-4 win in extra time 2 months ago) but this came close. Same story 11 minutes gone 1-0 down, but Rob had a secret plan, when you need extra strike power play a goalkeeper up front! On 21 minutes from the left side of the box there was Charlie to stab home an equaliser. With minutes of the half left Woburn deservedly got another after intense pressure. Grace swinging a corner in at the golf club end which Charlotte barely had to move for a sublime header and Woburn took a deserved lead.

HT 2-1

The turning point of this game, even with the drama to come, was on 55 minutes when Shelby whom in my opinion was having the game of her season had to come off with a head injury. Rob was not quite ready with a planned change and within 3 minutes Woburn were pegged back to 2-2. Somewhere in this point of the Woburn clearly thought they had scored but the referee obviously thought the ball did not cross the line and play continued with the ball then out of play for a Houghton throw in. Fair enough, however at this point a raised Houghton assistants flag called the referee back 60 yards and after much discussion the ball was pulled back for a Houghton goalkick. Now it may have been a goal it may not, one thing barring divine intervention it could not be was a goalkick, physics and maths required for ball trajectory! Anyway it resulted by 79 minutes with Woburn pressing in seeing themselves 4-2 down. With though 14 minutes injury time due to what hopefully was not a serious injury to the Houghton keeper ( who went off but hopefully that was just common sense) Woburn were able to pull a goal back through Dom. Sadly no more heroics but a fantastic display from a team that actually played really well.

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