LIONESSES v SHARNBROOK ladies 22/01/17 2pm Beds County Cup qtr finals. Attendance : 30 sunny dry frosty day , perfect conditions by 2.30pm!
Squad: LEANNE, BRITNEY, JADE, RACHEL, MILLIE, CARRIE, AMY, LIZZIE, CASEY, MADISON, GEORGIE, LAUREN, NIKITA.
Not one of our best performances!
‘BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE SPRINGS TO MIND! ‘ But take nothing away from SHARNBROOK they came to do a pro job on us and their plan worked. Unlike our plan where nothing went right today! We never got out of 1st gear, or more to the point THEY never let us get out of 1st gear. ( that’s why they are in the top division)
Even though we had some good periods of pressure where we hit the woodwork we just kept getting caught with the ball at our feet. We were not used to the pace and tempo of this 1st division team and we should have been.
1 down after 7 minutes tells you something , we were not at the races! They were first to the ball and kept the ball far better than us.
We kept giving the ball back to them and reverting to long balls to nobody!
You have to say on the day they were the better team, who played like a team who wanted it more, their experience showed . They did have a couple of outstanding players one in midfield no.5 , she must have covered every blade of grass to get the ball or make a tackle. Plus no.9 who scored 28 last season! Fair play to them, this is the type of game we could do with every week!
POSITIVES AND THERE WERE QUITE A FEW , SO LETS NOT GET TOO DOWN.
Positives 1.We never gave up and we only conceded a third goal when we took off a defender to try and get something out of the game and they hit us on the counter. 2.We had a new player get on the pitch and get some playing time in Nikita (who was the only player from our side to get the ball in their net even though it unfortunately was off side .) well played Nikita 3. Leanne made a couple of trade mark ‘one on one’ great saves to keep the game alive, 4. We had a 13 player squad 5. We picked up no more injuries. 6. Jade had a second game back after 10 weeks out after serious injury. 7. Showed Character not to cave in! 8. Kept it to 3 goals 9. Love the new tracksuit tops. 10. Can’t think of anymore!
Summary: Sometimes you just get beat by a better team! We got beat by a better team today and we all have to deal with it and move on!!
When you give a good team that much room and time on the ball and goals in the first 7 minutes of the first half and then in the first minute of the second half , i think we knew things were not going to be easy.
Credit to our Lionesses for keeping it down to only a 0-3 defeat, to a team 2 divisions above us but disappointed not to give them a better game and their keeper a couple more shots to save!!! She had it far to easy!!
Just proves that nothing happens unless you make it happen!
We now all need to look at ourselves closely , dust ourselves down re group and come out fighting next week at home to second from top Evergreen and show what we are really made of!!! Sometimes it’s good to get beat, we never thought we could get this far in the cup anyway so we will not be crying in our beer for long, just the rest of Today!!!!!!
Final score 0-3 at the Guise. Onwards and upwards Girls!