|Team||2nd XI Ladies|
|Date||September 16, 2023|
|Score||11 – 1|
In an electrifying display of skill and teamwork, Spalding Ladies 2’s hosted Pelicans 2’s on September 16, 2023, at their home ground. The final scoreline of 11-1 in favour of Spalding Ladies 2’s reflected their dominance throughout the game.
From the opening whistle, Spalding exhibited their determination and prowess in the field. The midfield was controlled brilliantly, distributing the ball with precision and maintaining constant pressure on the Pelicans’ defense.
The scoring spree began just three minutes into the match when Charlotte Maplethorpe capitalized on a perfect pass from Sophie Wilson, who skillfully maneuvered down the left wing. This swift combination set the tone for the rest of the game.
At the 12-minute mark, Milly Hastings extended the lead with a clinical finish. The goals continued to pour in as Sophie Wilson slotted one between the goalie’s feet, and Milly Hastings found the net again, putting Spalding Ladies 2’s 4-0 up at half time.
The second half saw no let-up in Spalding’s offensive prowess. Karen Timby unleashed a straight strike to increase the lead, followed closely by man of the match Kelly Cooper, who added her name to the scoresheet. Charlotte Maplethorpe continued her goal-scoring spree with another fantastic finish.
Although Pelicans managed to slot in a goal, making the score 7-1, Spalding Ladies 2’s responded emphatically. In two consecutive penalty corners, Karen Timby and Kelly Cooper displayed their precision, making the scoreline 9-1.
To put the finishing touches on the game, Charlotte Maplethorpe scored another two goals, completing her hat-trick and sealing an impressive 11-1 victory for Spalding Ladies 2’s.