Spalding ladies 2’s went into saturdays game with great anticipation, knowing a win would take them to the top of the league.  Nerves were in abundance but with strong leadership from the ladies’ coach Barney and captain/vice Zoë and Karen we knew it was ours for the taking. Spalding had control of the game and soared shots relentlessly into Wisbech’s defence for the first 20 minutes with no reward. Honor Moore came onto the pitch and picked up effortlessly an almighty hit out from Sally Pilgrim. She was one on one with their defender, with speed and tenacity she out played the defender and slotted it straight into the left corner, past the astounded keeper. Spalding heads were up and Charlotte Mablethorpe drove the ball up the right wing and struck the ball across the D to Honor Moore on the left post, goal number 2. What a partnership!! This was a feisty game on both sides and Spalding needed to keep levelheaded but a little dip in momentum saw Sam Maltby awarded a yellow card for a sliding tackle. Down to 10 men Spalding re-shaped and were very quickly awarded a short corner, slotted away by Karen Timby. The final goal came from Emily Wright working the ball up the right wing and crossing it to the top of the D for Charlotte Mablethorpe to do what she does best dribbling seamlessly past the keeper. Well done everyone, a 4-0 win and top of the table for Christmas.

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