Spalding L2 v Cambridge Nomads 1s

Kelly Cooper
Hennie Boekestyn 

In a crucial top of the table clash, Spalding hoped to continue their winning ways but found themselves undone by an organised visiting team.

Two excellent attacks by Nomads put Spalding two goals behind and stunned them into action. Relentless runs from Charlotte Maplethorpe threatened to break down the Nomads’ defence but no finishing touch could be found. As the half progressed, a chance eventually fell to Kelly Cooper who slotted it past the keeper on the post.  Player of the match Freya Lee ,once again excelled in Spalding’s goal and repelled the visiting attack, however, Spalding trailed 2-1 into the break with work to do.

Flexible captain, Zoë Moore, changed the formation in an attempt to diffuse the Nomads’ attacks and to create more chances. The changes worked and Spalding continued to push for an equaliser which eventually came when Hennie Boekestyn slammed the ball home from close range. Unfortunately, Spalding could not cling on to the much-needed point and despite clearing one effort on the goal-line, the defence were breached by a well-taken Nomads finish to snatch all three points. 

The defeat sees Spalding drop to second with just two matches remaining where they hope to finish strongly against Wisbech and St Ives.

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