Huge congratulations to the Newly Weds!
Despite having no subs due to a hockey wedding day and many players with illnesses and injuries, Bracknell Ladies II’s started at full pace against Abingdon. The ball instantly made it into the attacking D but shots on goal wouldn't quite touch the backboard.
Perseverance from the team enabled Bracknell Ladies II’s to maintain possession and continue to attack. Short, sharp passes between Steph Newton and Lindsey....???? saw the ball move effortlessly up the pitch and sideline balls enter the attacking D. Nevertheless the opposition’s counter attacks were unbelievably paced sprints that Phoebe Schofield and Nikki Johnson had the pleasure of trying to divert. After the first goal was conceded from a ball that looked as if it would go off the backline, Bracknell Ladies II’s defense picked up the pace to apply even more pressure as these players approached; holding off a larger goal difference before half time.
Predominantly, the play was in the attacking half for Bracknell Ladies II’s throughout the second half, although two more goals were conceded; one from a defensive short corner and the other from a questionable 2:1 attack including goal keeper, Jo Cook.
Lindsey....???? worked relentlessly as centre midfield to play ball after ball into the attacking D however the opposition stopped almost everything in their pathway. The few that crept past them were narrowly missed by Bracknell Ladies II’s forwards who were carefully positioned on the p-spot and far post. Determination until the bitter end of the match saw a sour defeat that by no means reflected the effort, willpower or the amount of possession Bracknell Ladies II’s had throughout the entire match.
This week saw Jane and her lack of 'essential, personal' kit earn Wally. Then Lindsey was awarded star for her work rate after a three way tie with Maya and Nikki.