AWAY League Game – Wheathampstead v Lionesses SUN. 26/2/17
Squad: Leanne, Britney, Carrie, Amy R, Alice, Casey, Nikita, Amy G, Lauren, Madison, Georgie.
A very cold windy afternoon in LU1 today for this important fixture for the Lionesses who had not played for 2 weeks .
Game switched to an Astro-Turf pitch last minute made it even more difficult for the Blues to stay focused and even the ref was trying to make it seem even more difficult! (The Girls know what I mean)
The first half started with the Blues trying to get the passing game going but the weather conditions were always going to play a part in this game. It took Amy 22 minutes to hit the target even though she was ill all week you would never have known.
The first half seemed to go on for ever with chances for both teams at both ends, Leanne was called into action far too many times for the Blues bench, but was keeping us ahead by the skin of are teeth! Half ended 0-1, so close and all to play for!
The Blues were being made to work very hard by the home team kept out by Leanne, Britney, Captain Carrie, Alice & ‘Out of position’ Amy doing a sterling job helping defend our goal.
On 48minutes Georgie made it 0-2, to settle us down slightly, but the Blues had to dig deep to pull this one off, show great character and a never say die attitude especially from Madison , Nikita, Casey. Great credit to the Girls for working so hard and sometimes it did not look very pretty, but the result was more important than the performance today.
On 66 minutes Amy got her second and our 3rd, and Casey added to it on 72 minutes to seal the deal! But Wheathampstead were still fighting and got what they deserved on 88 minute a goal for the impressive no.18.
I must say I thought I had seen it all but the Girls never cease to amaze us with there committment and inner strength to do what seems to be impossible. Respect!
P.O.M – Leanne.
Pat & Steve.