Tough Day at OGs for L7
By Sarah 'Mobility' Bray
Ladies 7s 1 - 5 Old Georgians L2s
I am sure this phrase has been used so many times in match reports and it will be used again! It was a game of two halves and certainly a tough fixture this week.
After a scenic tour of the St George's site, their car parks and some of us taking time to chat up the groundsman, we all made it to the pitch. The opposition jogged around the corner before we had even visited the gender neutral toilets. When we got to the pitch they were already warming up and with their squad of 16 and a coach, we knew they meant business. Playing on their new blue, six week old pitch the game started at pace and Georgians used their power and skill to slot in a very early goal, closely followed by a second. Surbiton found their feet and settled more defensively but the opposition found the gaps and slotted in another two goals both from open play.
The half time talk and sweets (my favourite bit) inspired and energised the team and Surbiton set out to play a better half. This they did, but the opposition played as if they were 4 nil down and a couple of the players were unnecessarily physical and poor Frankie was knocked flying. Georgians scored another but our ladies did not give up and after a lovely break from midfield, Mimi slotted home our goal which was honestly worth a lot more. After a few incidents of pushing and swearing one of the Georgians players was sent off and very nearly earned herself a yellow card from the side line. (Note to self - do not clip the cards together). Yummy match teas and last to leave the clubhouse at 6.30pm!
A fabulous team effort and praise to our youngsters for coping with such a physical game.