170212 Hitchin Belles FC v Ladies Clarets

Hitchin Belles FC 3 5 Lionesses Ladies Clarets
12th Feb 2017
Ransoms Recreation Ground
BHWFL Div2

Team
Bridget, Ashley ©, Jess, Chloe, Grace, Ollie, Shelby, Charlotte, Dom ,Alex, Lauren, Cat, Emma

HT 4-1
FT 5-3

Att 21

Reversed

An early pitch inspection cast a shadow of doubt over this fixture. However, when Rob sent the wintry picture out, some mad fool decided the lines would clear with a brush! After a bit of rallying around Team Claret cleared the pitch and it was Game On.

Ironically this was the game reversed with Hitchin due to pitch availability, the big question was would the fortunes be reversed, when Dom scored after 6 minutes and it took just 2 more minutes for Charlotte to add a second the omens were good. At Hitchin, Woburn had gone 2 down early on. Woburn looked a different team and were rampant going down the Aspley slope. On 29 minutes the Grace-Charlotte combo from a corner produced exactly the same result as last week. Woburn now 3-0 and with Emma on from the bench we had still played only 38 minutes and it was 4-0 Emma following up a good save from the Hitchin keeper to pounce on the rebound. With a rare attack Hitchin grabbed a goal back on the stroke of half time. Now nearly 50 years supporting Man City (World experts at making an easy situation difficult) nothing is taken for granted so what would the second half bring!

HT 4.1

Sure enough 5 minutes in Hitchin pulled another back and it was 4.2. Woburn weathered 8 minutes of further pressure before Charlotte broke to complete a fine hat trick, was it both feet and a header? They say the best form of defence is attack well for 30 plus minutes Woburn piled forward, how another goal did not go in is a mixture of good saves bad luck and the woodwork, but we had seen nothing like this all season. Hitchin did run one down the hill in injury time but if this was a boxing match the fight would have been stopped long ago. It may be February but finally league points.

POM (for a bottle of Lemonade) Grace

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