Staveley 2s vs Burton 4s, 9th April 2016

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As the season winds down, the competition amongst the top four teams hits up, meaning a good show against Burton was a must today.

Things started well as we arrived on time and to see our Firsts secure a 6-1 win against a higher division Burton team. Seems like a good sign.

We even get a good run and warm up before a few quick drills in the D. Almost unprecedented!

Straight from the whistle Staveley start well and string some great passes together. Pressing our defence up the pitch. A short corner is pushed out by Kara to Jo who laid off to Kelly who slapped it in. 1-0 up after 10 minutes!

Again we played our game and Jo pulled up for another short corner. A follow up of her own shot saw Jo scoring a brilliant goal. Just before the end of the first half we started to get a little tired against Burton’s Young and energetic team but we held our lead.

A good team talk at half time and we got back on the pitch. We started well but a quick break saw us slip up a goal. 2-1.

We needed to stay focused and keep our heads up. We kept the pressure up in the Burton half of the pitch and nearly put another one in but the post and some good skills from their keeper kept us out.

Our defence was put to the test again as Burton fought to get a goal. Brilliant goal keeping and a fantastic defence helped us hold our lead.

A short corner was awarded on the final whistle. One last chance for them to pull level. Thankfully our defence once again held out and cleared the ball. What a relief! Final score, 2-1! Well played everyone.

Very well deserved Player of the Match awarded to Holly ‘the machine’ Spavold and our scorers were Killy and JoBo.

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