Ladies 3rd XI 0 Cheltenham 3rd XI 3 Monday, November 10, 2008Posted by hdrew in Ladies 3rd XI, Match Report.
This week saw the new look 3rd team host an established Cheltenham side. Cheltenham exerted pressure on the Lansdown defence from the whistle but nothing was getting passed the tight marking and strong defence lead by joint man of the match Kerry Harrell & goalkeeper Sophie Baldwin. Lansdown made some positive attacks up both wings with Liddy Ellis distributing the ball well through the midfield linking up with fellow midfielder Nicola Beattie, Emma Krick and Anna Bruckland. However, just before half time Cheltenham broke through and scored. Players went into half time knowing they had played well, and held there own.
Lansdown started the second half with more attack, pressurising the Cheltenham goal with Gabbi Francis going through on goal only to have the ball ( and herself) taken out by the keeper!!! The defence kept absorbing the pressure but even Sophie could not keep out two really good shots of goal. Spirits were high at the end of the game and hopefully this will be taken through to the next game where Lansdown 3’s face St Gregs away.