Spalding Ladies 3s 1 Cambs Nomads 2s 5

Travelling with an energetic and tuneful bunch, Spalding were eager to change the score line from last time they met. Although it took the travelling side some time to get started and find their form especially when a careless whisper between captain and keeper led to a defensive error and a goal being scored, they suddenly found their shape and fireball and player of the match Vicky Worrall smashed one back to take it to 1-1. Both sides were playing well btu the opposition closed down quickly and ensure they won every ball including from free hits. Spalding had to capitalise on any quick breaks. This was especially seen from Sharon Amess, Chloe P and AJ Bunyon. At half time and at 1-1, Manager and accurate time keeper Matthew Pilgrim was determined to help the team utilise their wingers and be available and seen.

The second half began and Nomad’s took their chances quickly almost looking like they were dancing with their opposition moving them in many directions. They scored two in quick succession proving their strength and dominance. Keeper Eliza Morris made some crucial saves throughout the game and directed her team to mark tightly. Spalding continued to fight back with Camille Rogers intercepting and linking beautifully with Honor Pearson and Eloise Daughty to grab short corners. Unfortunately, the team just couldn’t capitalise. Lisa Dean and Terri Bateman worked terrifically well together and continued to motivate the team with their vision and runs. Morris managed to get hold of a deflected short corner and volley it into the back of the net the wrong end and to cement their win, Nomads slotted another one past keeper Morris junior. Juniors Pilgrim, Gleave and Brewster made some vital contributions and showed off how they have progressed this season.

It wasn’t the score line they needed but they are hoping they have still done enough to keep out of the relegation zone. Next week they face March at home and again eager to reverse the score line from the first half of the season.

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