At the beginning of the match, the girls showed great maturity and empathy by holding a minutes silence to pay their respects for those affected by the tragic events that had taken place in Paris the night before.
As soon as the whistle blew to start the match though, the Lionesses were back to business as usual and were putting the pressure on the Westoning goalkeeper with a number of shots from different players.
It didn’t take long for the girls to be awarded a corner which Neve put into the box and Nia took advantage of to score the first goal. Not long after, Nia had another shot which she put in the back of the net.
The lionesses’ third goal was beautifully placed into the bottom left corner by Maisie.
At half time the Woburn goal keeper was swapped, with Ophelia replacing Olivia between the posts.
The fourth goal came from a shot by Elizabeth that was on target, but was deflected by a Westoning defender, wrong-footing the goalkeeper.
Georgia had a number of great chances but just didn’t seem able to get a goal this week, despite her determination.
The final goal of the day came from another corner, this time taken by Millie, which Olivia got on the end of and found the back of the net.
Final score was 5-0 to the Lionesses and another strong performance from all the girls.
The team this week was Olivia, Georgia, Elizabeth, Maisie, Neve, Nia, Sacha, Ophelia, Sophie, Erin and Millie.
Georgia was awarded player of the match for the second week in a row.
This weekends fixture was extremely wet and windy. The Lionesses arrived looking very smart wearing their poppies and both teams paid theirn respects by holding a minutes silence before the match.
Within a minute of the first whistle, Georgia got the first goal for the Lionesses. Sacha followed this almost immediately after by getting onto the scoresheet too.
Shefford Saints got one back to make it 2-1.
Georgia had another shot not long after and got her second goal. She followed this up with a chip that the keeper managed to push onto the crossbar and the girls went into half time 3-1 up.
The Lionesses made some changes in goal with Elizabeth, Nia, Sacha and Erin all taking a turn by the end of the game.
The second half saw the Lionesses build on their advantage with Maisie getting a goal, followed by Elizabeth thanks to a great cross from Neve.
Georgia then got another, earning herself a well-deserved hat-trick.
Elizabeth got a second and despite all being exhausted and drenched the girls continued to push forward resulting in Nia scoring too.
Shefford Saints, despite the tough conditions, didn’t stop working and trying to get the ball up the field and battled to earn themselves a second goal.
Just before the final whistle Elizabeth got another goal ending the game 9-2.
The team was Neve, Georgia, Elizabeth, Millie, Nia, Olivia, Sacha, Maisie and Erin.
Man of the match: Georgia.
This weekends fixture was away to Stotfold. It wasn’t the best start to the day as a number of the Lionesses got lost on the way due to road diversions and we had to start the game minus the manager!
Despite this, Woburn started strongly and were attacking from the start. It wasn’t long before a cross from Elizabeth was slotted into the back of the net by Neve.
Shortly after, the lionesses second goal was scored by ELizabeth. On a roll the girls were playing well together and a lovely pass from Neve gave Elizabeth the opportunity to score her second goal making it 3-0.
Our girls grew in confidence and there were some great chances from Sacha, Maisie, Georgia, Erin and a shot that hit the post from Nia.
A long shot from Elizabeth awarded her with a hat-trick giving us a half time score of 4-0.
The second half started with a swap around of some positions, including Millie playing up front.
A great strike from Maisie saw her score her second goal of the season which she was chuffed to bits with. A cross from Elizabeth then forced an own goal from Stotfold.
At this point in the game the manager decided to swap Olivia out of goal and replace her with Nia.
Olivia went up front and worked hard putting pressure on Stotfold. We thought she was going to score the 7th goal of the game but Stotfold kept it out. A few minutes later they couldn’t keep her out again and she got the final goal of the game, ending it 7-0 to Woburn Lionesses.
Well done girls!
The team was Olivia, Millie, Maisie, Neve, Georgia, Nia (Captain), Elizabeth, Erin and Sacha with Olivia being awarded player of the match.