Second semi-final reached!
Squad: Leanne, Charlie, Grace, Carrie, Emily, Lauren, Micky, Millie, Chloe R, Chloe A, Zoe, Molly, Alice, Rosie,
Goals from: Lauren x 1, Molly x 1, Rosie x 1
POM: Carrie and Zoe
This was a game that, from start to finish was spoilt for both teams with a surface that had a bounce that was so erratic 1 ball would come to ankle height the next chest height – some even span backwards. Ironic it is that a 3G astro, although having watched in excess of 2000 games of football, this was one of the worst surfaces I have seen.
Never the less the 2 teams did their best and after 2 minutes Kempston had the first chance shooting wide. 10 minutes of sustained pressure saw Rosie have 3 chances and Carrie 1. On 13 minutes when Rosie hit the crossbar, it had the feeling of one of those days but there was Lauren 8 yards out to lob the keeper, with pin point accuracy. 0 – 1.
Alas only a minute later, with an unusual moment of indecision in the centre of defence, it was 1-1. Woburn though have learned to fight well and when on 17 minutes they were awarded a free kick 30 yards out you wondered. Carrie elected to aim for Molly just in the 6 yard box who just rose slightly to head a perfect goal. 1 – 2. Leanne was called upon once to save well before back up front Chloe R was unlucky not to score in a 1:1 with the keeper, followed by Molly also producing a save.
Woburn were quick on the attack in the second half, with the Kempston keeper pulling off a stunning save. Chloe A, Michaela, Millie, Grace and Zoe, who replaced Alice, were trying to keep a solid back line. With Emily chasing everything down one wing it looked good, but 1 – 2 was not a great lead. On 64 minutes though, Rosie got her reward with a fine solo goal, now to close out the game. The last twist was on 74 minutes as a penalty was awarded to Kempston, for a slight push in the box. Leanne got to it, but without enough force.
The Lionesses held on and relief at the final whistle! Now to concentrate on the league before the first of the 2 cup finals.
Final score 2 – 3
Well played girls!
Ross and Steve