The first XI welcomed Phoenix to St Mary’s for our 2nd game of the season looking to build on our strong start with last weeks victory. Start was delayed by 45 minutes whilst Loz had Ella & Grace sort her hair out (really? 🙄) but finally we were underway and a strong start saw Staveley immediately applying pressure in the Phoenix half with
Vaughany testing both the keeper and the cross bar. A first penalty corner led to the breakthrough goal from Ruth with an assist from Lydia following good interplay on the edge of the D with Andrea. Phoenix were on the back foot and pacey counter attacking led to another penalty corner with the same result a goal from Andrea assisted by Vaughany. More good work on the break and Lydia forced another good save from the Phoenix keeper.
Vaughany added a third goal (finally 😐) with Andrea assisting and Grace quickly added a 4th with Loz assisting. One way traffic now and a great individual effort from Loz following a pass from Vaughany in her own half (definitely not an assist). Half time 5-0 and the game over as a contest (& Loz’s hair all ok 😋) Phoenix were tiring under constant pressure and the 2nd half continued in the same vein: Loz breaking through with another great individual goal.
Goal 7 Andrea (Loz assist)
Goal 8 Ella (Loz assist)
Goal 9 Vaughany (again from Loz!)
Goal 10 hat trick for Vaughany & Andrea assist.
Goal 11 from Kelly with Vaughany assisting following good midfield work from Loz & Ruth.
Goal 12 Grace with her 2nd and an assist by Ruth.
Goal 13 Andrea (hat trick goal) assisted by Vaughany.
Goal 14 Vaughany rounded off the scoring again assisted by Loz. A comfortable morning overall and continuing the winning run; tougher tests will come but still a great start well done girls! 👌👏🏻
Ella was voted as MOM by the team with Grace again voted for by Phoenix – well done girls and on we go to the next one, Belper away next weekend 👍🏼🏑🥅
Goal Scorers: Linz (4), Andrea (3), Grace (2), Loz (2), Ruth (1), Ella (1), Kelly (1)
Write up credit to Darren again