Super 6s Return to Top of Table
By Ruth Fraser
Ladies 6s 1 – 0 Tulse Hill & Dulwich L4
The Ladies 6s required another win to keep the pressure on the top of the league leaders Reigate. They had a two point lead, so we had all to play for.
From the first whistle of the game, the Super 6s put pressure on the Tulse Hill defence. The forwards’ continuous tactical moves across their sixteen saw us break their defence on a few occasions but no goals were scored.
Tulse Hill wasn't going to let us keep this pressure on. They came back hard with their attack and we gave away two short corners. We were slightly nervous about their shorts as the previous game they scored all three goals this way. But our strong defence and fast running out by Giselle stopped them in their path. A quick ball out of our defence saw the ball come along the left-hand side up to Fee Fitch. She drove into the D and struck the ball to hit their crossbar. The luck was not in our favour.
The whistle blew and it was half time. We had a positive and motivational team talk from Spuggie and the Sixes were ready to win this game.
The second half was pretty much end to end. Both sides had opportunities. Surbiton won a short corner and we all thought this was our chance. The ball was pushed to Fee who slipped left to Lily who stuck the ball across the D and Ruth missed a sitter on the post. The lack of goals from both sides were starting to get frustrating and it was looking like whoever made the first mistake was going to lose.
Nevertheless, our luck was about to change. We saw some great passing from defence to midfield and then onto Jen. She drove around their defence with her and struck the ball across the D where Ellie was waiting to smash into the back of the goal. There was a huge cheer from the Surbiton supporters and subs. We were 1-0 up!
The game had eight minutes left and we saw Tulse Hill push up, but the Sixes were not going to conceive a goal. We held them off before the final whistle was blown.
A superb team effort and win by the Super Sixes. This saw us close the gap on Reigate, who drew. We are now joint top of the league with just two goals between us. Only four games left of the season, so all to play for.
POM: Fee Fitch – Working hard and having great skills
DOD: Ruth Fraser – Missed three open goals