Ladies 6s Joint Top of the League
By Jess Tallent
Ladies 6s 3 – 2 London Wayfarers L5s
On a cold Saturday morning the mighty Surbiton 6s took on a strong and competitive London Wayfarers 5s in a battle for a huge home win. With parts of the pitch being covered frozen there was a slight delay to push back. Therefore, an intense warm-up lead by Sinaed was needed to get the blood pumping.
After a quality warm up the girls were ready to get into some stick and ball with some serious hitting from star striker Jen. The whistle was blown and the match was underway. The first half was back and forth with the Surbiton girls competing hard, with a standout performance from Lily in the midfield following her statement made in the warmup, “She fancied a goal today”. You love to see it! Unfortunately, Surbiton conceded first, however with the fighting spirit showed by all members of the team we were able to get on the scoresheet with a well-executed goal from Lily. Half time commenced and with a motivating team talk from Spuggie the girls were ready to seal the deal with three points to help us go top of the league.
The second half began with the sun shining. Surbiton looked dominant with good possession and some good play in the midfield from Freya and Evie. However, due to mis-communication and a lack of composure London Wayfarers managed to nab a goal seeing the score climb to 2-1. With time on the clock and a great fighting spirit showed by the team Jen was able to get an equalizer after to some great play from the team. With the score level it was time for the team to step up the intensity and boy did the girls deliver with a quality goal from star striker Jen with her second goal of the match and jug avoidance! Surbiton win with a handful of minutes left on the clock, back to the club for drinks and match teas!
It was a great Saturday down at Oaken Lane for the mighty 6s and after a grafty win it sees us climb to joint top of the table with Reigate, both on 15 points. With third placed (Leatherhead) on 13 points and fourth place (Tulse Hill & Dulwich) on 11 points it’s looking tight in the leadup to Christmas, so it’s important we continue to get a good turnout at training to ensure that we win the league in the new year!