Match Report
Oakham School Girls-U16A vs  Trent College
On: Saturday, 08 Dec 2018
Venue: at Home

U16A v Trent College - Home .. Drew 3-3 (Teesdale, Stanton, Turner)

There's not much to report on our first half performance, the start was delayed by 40 minutes, we didn't turn up to the races, and found ourselves 2-0 down at half time.

A few well-chosen words at the interval and the girls returned to the field of play knowing what they had to do ... it was a nervy start but we started stringing some passes together and ten minutes in we took hold of one of our chances, Becca hitting goal bound, and Louisa popped up and tapped it in. Game on, and we started to look good, until Trent ran the field and scored a well-deserved third goal. But the girls heads didn't go down, they kept playing and created a handful of good chances: Becca was taken out on two occasions in the circle, but we came away with nothing, which was frustrated. We did continue to press, we won a penalty corner for a foot, which was luckily awarded: We scored from a very slick Donald Trump move - Eleanor smashing the backboard. Soon after we found the equaliser, again through a penalty corner, where all our hard work this term paid off, and Ella took her chance and smashed it in - but there was five minutes left and we pressed hard, the last 15 minutes of play was in terrible weather conditions, torrential driving rain. But it felt like we were on top, with 2 minutes to go we created a great chance, Bella came to life and broke beautifully into space and received a great pass from Becca, she drove into the right side of the circle and smashed it, it was well saved, but the rebound went straight back to where it came, Bella smashed again, but it was again well saved – a defender picked up the rebound and passed the ball off the baseline – frustratingly no penalty corner was awarded!

A good come back, an entertaining second half for the loyal parent supporters, I was proud of the girls second half effort and performance.

A good season all-round, ever improving and we still have the cup to look forward too next term.

Player of the match: Rose Cassidy, a very good performance over both halves.

Player of the season – Molly Johnson, consistently our best defender at reading danger and stepping in and dealing with it in a very matter of fact way – she takes after her mother!