Ladies 2s v Holcombe Ladies 3s

Match date: 02/11/19
Opposition: Holcombe
Home or away: Home
Result: 0-4
Man/ Woman of the Match Steff Cullen
Match Reporter Lianne Peterkin

New Beccs ladies 2s congregated in the club house at 9am for a pre match breakfast and chat. Oh and of course the Rugby World Cup Final v South Africa! At half time the team glanced out of the steamy conservatory windows and prepared themselves for a thorough drenching. Think very cold Jamaican Monsoon.

After the girls finished assisting Isabel in the toilet to dry off her puddle sodden sock, the team braced themselves for a very wet trudge over to the pitch. Grace led the team warm up and Alex briefed the team for positions. We had about two minutes to do this!

Trying to put the Rugby World Cup final to the back of our minds and ignore Cathays South African smugness, the team started well.
Lianne, Claire and Stacey barricading the back line with Alex in front, twins on the half, Steff in the middle and Isabel, H and Terri holding the front well ‘ard soldiers to war. Substitutions swiftly, swarmed, sensibly and seriously (tried to use sensually but thought that was probably inaccurate) around the mid and attacking field.

At half time we huddled together feeling a little deflated that the umpire didn’t see an oppo foot on the first goal but congrats to Holcombe for taking 2 nil before the next whistle. Alex was happy to keep the team in their positions and re-set substitutions. A good old “chin up ladies” “we can get this back” group hug and off we went back to battle.

Holcombe, as expected, were very well drilled and experienced in training together so came back at us harder than before. They weren’t perfect and they were pressured well by our one on ones and New Beccs certainly didn’t make it easy for them! Unfortunately they did score 2 more goals but thanks to some great saves by Gail, we didn’t concede anymore.

Overall a much better performance than last week. The team are starting to settle in with each other. Further development needed of course so let’s all get down to training and iron out the issues occurring. We will get there!

Next match away to Marden Russets. Let’s do this...