1s draw thanks to Neve's rocket
By Beth Palfrey
Once again another early start for the Marlborough ladies with a 0900 meet time at Kingsdown School, Warminster for their 3rd league game of the season this time against West Wilts.
The first half started well, apart for Milly Dawson
who had a little slip up as the whistle blew, with Marlborough almost immediately becoming a threat in the circle after a lovely couple of passes across and up the pitch, unfortunately nothing became of it. For a while the game was a little like ping pong with Marlborough creating scoring opportunities and West Wilts bouncing back. Marlborough stayed strong, not allowing West Wilts a goal, with crucial tackling from fullbacks Anna Scott
and emily carter-davies
- who also managed a few successful ariels over the West Wilts press. Unfortunately towards the end of the first half, West Wilts were awarded a penalty stroke after goalkeeper Vicky Moxham
was deemed to have fouled one of their players at the top of the circle. Goal. West Wilts 1-0 up.
After a first half in which Marlborough couldn’t quite get the goals they needed, the ladies ate their jelly babies, and got back onto the pitch determined to score. The second half started out once again like a game of ping pong, but slowly Marlborough gained the possession of play and began to settle into their own game. Lovely play from Annabel Ashley
up the right combined with Tori Williams, Sophie Fynn
and Jess Davis
across the middle resulted in some fantastic opportunities at goal, but once again Marlborough couldn’t quite get the goal scoring touch on the end of Neve Beers' hits towards goal. Thankfully in the middle of the second half, Marlborough finally received the much anticipated goal after a reverse hit strike from Neve Beer
. 1-1. The second half continued after the goal with Marlborough creating more and more opportunities, receiving plenty of short corners in their favour, but unfortunately West Wilts held their ground resulting in a final score of 1-1.
Man of the match went to a very well deserving Annabel Ashley
with her amazing runs up and down the pitch and generally very good play. Well done! The ladies are back on home soil for next weeks game against Swanage .