Spalding Ladies 3 1 Kettering 3 1
A challenging week to secure players to field a team but what a positive outcome it was! Spalding travelled away to Kettering with a spring in their step and ensured as always the first 10-15 minutes was a showcase of beautiful passing and attacking moves. The team worked hard to charge forwards and confuse the opposition especially with the dynamic duo of newcomer Bronwyn Preston and daughter. Kettering then found their flow and made some slick passes through to their attackers causing some pressure to the Spalding defence. A successful hit out from the back found it’s way to the attacking D where a short corner was awarded. Player of the match Chloe P hit it out where after a few rebounds Terri Robinson managed to slot it over the line to make it 1-0. Spalding jubilant and excited were awarded a few more short corners due to the sheer determination and ballerina like dribbling from Chloe but the Kettering goal keeper was alert and managed to save them each time.
At half time, manager George Morris used his statistical analysis and knowledge of the players to explain how they could try to secure more goals. Spalding started off strongly again especially with the work rate of Honor Pearson, Camille Rogers and Kelly Tizzano in the midfield who intercepted many balls and attacked convincingly. Lisa Dean although injured, managed to show her skill set beautifully throughout the game with defending and finding herself in the attacking D. Her passes and linking with Kelly Herward and Robinson were impressive and certainly saved the Spalding side from time to time. With about ten minutes to go, a short corner was awarded to Kettering and somehow it slipped past the defence to make it 1-1. Spalding were determined to secure another goal and were awarded many more short corners but each time Kettering ensured they stayed out of the goal. Frustration set in a little for the away side and Kettering found themselves one on one with keeper Eliza Morris who made two crucial saves to prevent any more goals. It concluded at 1-1 and 1 point for Spalding which is more than they hoped for at the start of the week!

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