Match Report: 6th April Ladies 2nd XI

Match Report: 6th April Ladies 2nd XI

By Philippa Messenger
7 April
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Too close for comfort....


Yateley 2-2 Southampton

The lovely ladies 2’s headed into their final game of the season against Southampton, with an enormous appetite to win!

We needed 3 points to be placed 5th and retain our position in league, due to a league re-structure involving the Dorset leagues disbanding next season!

We started off hard and strong and had most of the attacking play in the 1st half. We moved the ball around well, had some great breaks, but just couldn’t get the ball past their keeper - not through lack of trying though!

Southampton made a quick break just before half time and managed to scoop one past our keeper which unsettled the Yateley team.

With a meaningful and confident half time talk (thank you JCG), we went back out with heads in the right place, and knowing what we had to do!

It wasn’t too long before we managed to get one back from a great ball from the back and few slick passes down the middle, and finally hit the back board.... whoooop!!

1-1 and everything to play for! Southampton were putting the pressure on us immensely and somehow managed to get another in, taking them 2-1 up. Yateley did not give up though and we fought hard, got a short and managed to covert taking us to 2-2... we continued to dominate in attack, but just couldn’t get another past their keeper! She was pretty awesome!

So the Ladies 2’s finished 6th in the league, but due to the re structure, will enter a different league next season, taking us further South - but an opportunity to play different teams, and some potential nights out :-)

Thank you to everyone who came and supported us (especially baby Harriet in her YHC babygro), it was great to have you all on the side line. Special thanks to JCG for controlling the subs and her encouraging team talk and KJ and Skelly for providing us with bubbles after the match x

Roll on next season

MOM - Emma England
DOD - Jules

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