Ladies 2nds 4 v 1 Long Buckby L2

Scorers: Olivia Wilkins 2, Emily Negus, Rebecca Williscroft
Player of the Match:Leah Azzopardi & Emily Negus
Donkey of the Day:Olivia Wilkins, headbutting and taking the keeper out

After last weeks success against Cov & NW, Adders Ladies 2s were hoping they could repeat this against Long Buckby! Good availability meant we didn’t have to call in some extra strength from the L1s, making this victory all the more sweet. However we couldn’t have done it without them heckling us from behind the fence, thanks for coming to cheer us on!

Long Buckby came at us hard from the whistle, putting our defence under some early pressure. They won an early short corner, but the Adders batted it away with ease. Eventually, the Adders settled and played some good passing hockey, constantly pressurising the Long Buckby defence. Olivia Wilkins was the first to get on the score sheet with an easy tap in from a rebound. The breakthrough had come. From then on the Adders pressed constantly, keeping the ball in Long Buckby’s half, Adders were rewarded with a second Olivia Wilkins goal! Shortly afterwards Olivia Wilkins was in the fray again, being awarded a short corner after the keeper took her out! MOM Emily Negus was there to slot it home!
Half time team talk from coach Eddie Parsons was more of the same ladies, but let’s think about using our width more and possession! MOM Leah Azzopardi made the Centre Mid role her own with some intelligent passes out wide and into the D, giving the forwards numerous opportunities to score or win short corners, which unfortunately Adders couldn’t capitalise on. A quick breakaway attack by Long Buckby put the Adders defence under pressure and a goal line clearance caught an Adders foot! Long Buckby executed a well worked short corner routine to score. However the Adders weren’t done yet. Quick, accurate passing and great support play by the 2 MOM Leah Azzopardi and Emily Negus found Rebecca Williscroft wrong footing the keeper to fire home the Adders 4th and best worked goal.

The whole team deserved to be MOM with everybody giving 100%, some great passing and support play. Well done Ladies!