St John's School, Leatherhead Girls-U14B vs Cranleigh School
On: Saturday, 12 Nov 2016
Venue: at Home
Today's score is in no way reflective of the way the girls played. There are few teams that could go into half time 3-0 down and still come out fighting for the second half, and this resilience and determination has characterised this team. The first half saw some errors emerging, with the half term rest taking its toll: our defence put in a sterling performance and Lydia Sandwell and Zoe Noussis were particularly tenacious, but a few wayward feet in the D led to us giving away a few too many penalty corners, this combined with a Cranleigh player lurking unmarked on our post saw three goals go past us in the first half. India Hall, a new addition, put in a fantastic performance at keeper, making some stunning saves resulting in a well deserved player of the match accolade. We made just one shot at goal during the first half, but the second half saw us fight back with Poppy MacFarlane driving the ball through the midfield, supported by some persistent tackling from Lara Quickfall on the right wing. Unfortunately, Cranleigh also came out fighting and were able to push another goal past us. Elsa Rogers had a brilliant strike from a penalty corner, but unfortunately it sailed just wide of the post and we finished the match goalless. Some excellent play from St John's with a lot of chances, hopefully next week we'll bounce back and convert a few more of our chances.