The Senior ladies div 2 had a home game on Saturday 24th May against Sunnybank. Finally we managed to field 11 players, but with the day being so hot both teams were struggling in the heat. It appeared our team was a little lost at first with the extra players on the field and it took a while to get into the swing of things. We saw a lot of play from both ends and our team had several scoring opportunities in the first half but just could not find the net. Even with the long range shots from Dana Haywood coming so close but finding their way to the keeper’s hands or being deflected out for corners. The other team also managed on a few occasions to find themselves in our box and in the last 5 minutes of the first half, we saw their forwards have a one on one confrontation with our goalkeeper Jess Burrows. With Jess’s skill and fearless attitude she managed to gather the ball straight of their strikers boot in which saw both players on the ground and the ball safely in her arms. Our defence of Brie Thornton on the left side and Coral Nevin on the right, showed great determination in holding back several attempts from their wingers on both sides of the field and Sheena Thomsen and Dana Haywood holding out their centre forwards. We went to half time with a nil all score line, something our team is not used to experiencing.
Second half we tried a couple of positional changes with a Sheena Thomsen and Dana Haywood combination in the middle of the field. In the 4th minute of the second half we saw a long throw from Dana Haywood to Amy Ingram to run down the left hand side of the field, Amy then crossed the ball into the box in which Nikki Hubbard was there to receive and slot the ball past their keeper giving us our first goal of the game. As play continued and with a couple of more positional changes it took as another 15 minutes when we saw Tanya Trace out on the left near halfway put a through ball to Nikki Hubbard on the right. Nikki pounced on this opportunity to have a one on one confrontation with the keeper with the ball once again rattling the back of the net. Giving us a 2 nil goal advantage. Several attempts throughout the last part of the second half and breakaway runs from their forwards still saw our defense holding strong and not allowing any goals to be conceded.
Full time result Blackstone 2 defeated Sunnybank 0.