Jess, Ashley (c),Annelie, Chloe, Grace, Alice, Sharna, Jay, Dom ,Lauren, Charlotte, Lucy
All At A Standstill
Confusion reigned this week as Woburn’s intended opposition had insufficient players registered for a league game. Fortunately a quick bit of work from team manager Rob and instead of an Easterly trip to Royston we had the southern drive to Abbot’s Langley. There in lay the next hurdle a shut M1, partially closed A5 and roadworks on side roads. Captain Ashley led the way though with instructions to all and managed to get herself there by 12:30. 12 players made it with only 2 lost in transit. Although with 15 minutes to kick off we had 9 players and no manager! Thanks to Evergreen and the referee though a 30 minute delay ensured both sides had 12.
Woburn edged early play, crashing one shot onto the bar but Evergreen slowly came into the game. The new back four of Ashley Chloe and debutants Grace and Annelie, who shall now henceforth be known as Olie, her request, combined youth and experience. Grace joining older sister Alice in a match for the first time, it took me a while to work out why their proud dad was on about feeling like “Mr Neville” must have a few years ago.
After 31 minutes a great Evergreen cross was turned in in spite of Jess’s finger tips.
Time for a good start to the second half, unfortunately a bizarre moment with no cap Jess could not see a long hopeful shot until it was too late and in spite of wrapping herself around the post literally it was 2.0 after 47 minutes Jess though like a true keeper checked she had 2 legs and 2 arms and was able to carry on.
Woburn now showed real character, and some skill going forward, where did Lucy’s tricks appear from! On 53 minutes Dom made it 2-1 and it was game on. Woburn did not relent and a moment to savour as Alice found younger sister Grace who crossed for Lauren to nudge the ball in the net. With Sharna and Charlotte in full flight and Jay holding the middle a third looked possible if not likely. It just did not come and fact the last moment saw Jess save well to her left.
A fair Result and for an outstanding debut POM was an easy decision for the “panel”