Deflections lead us to a solid draw.
By Daisy Beckwith
Match report for Marlborough 3's Vs West Wilts 3's 7th October
This Saturday's match was our toughest match so far. West Wilts came out with a strong competitive team. Marlborough knew they'd have a job to win this match. Captain Daisy Beckwith
won the first push back which gave Marlborough the upper hand in the first 15 minutes, pushing up high into West Wilts quarter with a few shots into the D however West Wilts Goalkeeper and defence made it difficult for Marlborough to convert to a goal. With a quick break West Wilts brought the ball and 2 forwards into Marlborough's D. Fliss Batten, Sarah Kendal and Deb Dellar defended their D, Issy Davis in Goal looked very intimidating resulting in West Wilts loosing possession. Joanne Henry
came off the right wing to receive the ball, her and Millie Prentice
then worked a one two pass up the right crossing the ball to Zara Newman
who crossed the ball and Annabel Prowse deflected into goal on the back post. Marlborough 1-0 up.
West Wilts heads went down and giving Marlborough a chance for another set of one two passes between Millie and Zara into West Wilts quarter and a pass to Millie Morgan
who tipped the ball into goal behind their defence and just passed their competent keeper. 2-0 at half time.
Half time talk with Caroline Baynes who had been on the side lines outlined a few points that we could improve for the second half. Back on the pitch and the rain starts. Elsie slater provided a lot of space for an early pass taking the ball into West Wilts half. However we lost possession, West Wilts took the ball fiercely straight down the pitch into Marlborough's D, passed Karen Davis
who hassled hard in defence and lifted toward goal, Issy narrowly missing the lifted ball and the deflating noise to Marlborough of the back board banging. Marlborough's head up for another goal, Joanne working hard with Sarah on the right moving the ball up the pitch again. Across the middle to Karen and then to Daisy on the left. The quick ball movement got passed the West Wilts first line of defence but sadly was stopped by their second line. Marlborough tracked back fast to their D following a quick legged West Wilts forward, the forward went into the D who was met by Issy, Issy defended her goal fantastically, Other West Wilts players had caught up and a triangular pass around Marlborough's defence. A very stylish goal from West Wilts right from the back line.
Player of the match was Issy Davis, she working tirelessly and was such an asset to our team on Saturday. Next week Marlborough travel away to Corsham.