Ladies 2s (1) vs (2) Fleet & Ewshot 1s

Scorer: Gladstone

It was a frosty morning as Romsey Ladies 2nd XI journeyed north for an nerve racking match against top of the division Fleet and Ewshot.

With a depleted squad of just 11 players and a team who have yet to loose at home it looked like it would be a tough game.

In the first half Romsey calmly defended an onslaught of short corners against them. Some impossible saves were made by striker turned goal keeper Amy Edwards. Sally Shrubb took a ball to the arm but valiantly played on for the full 70 minutes.

With the score line at 0-0 at half time Romsey stayed cool to keep possession against a flustered Fleet side. Suddenly Romsey saw their opportunity. A swift ball up the line to Emily Williams who then out ran her defender all the way to the base line to slot a perfectly times ball to Cat Gladstone who was waiting of the penalty spot to finish it in the near corner.

The opposition replied winning a shot corner, which was unfortunately stopped on the line by player of the match Bethan Knights (joint with Jane Wheeler who came out of hockey retirement for this match only). A penalty stroke was awarded leaving Amy Edwards one on one with Fleets top forward. She dived to the floor but missed by inches.

In the final two minutes a goal mouth scramble off of yet another short corner lead to a 1-2 loss for Romsey. The ladies, although disappointed, left content after a hard fought match in great spirits and look forward to facing the side at home next year.

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