Ladies 2s 4 - 1 Wimbledon 2s (H)
By Ellie de Heer
After a strong performance against Canterbury last weekend (don’t read Canterbury’s match report if you want an accurate account), Surbiton were looking to continue their run of form against local rivals Wimbledon. The last time these two sides met, the game finished 2-2 despite Surbiton having 15 short corners.
Surbiton started the game extremely strong, dominating possession and having a handful of chances on goal. The second quarter continued in a similar vein with Wimbledon entering our 25 only once. However, the score remained 0-0 at half- time.
The deadlock ended seven minutes into the second half when Surbiton got a re-award on a short corner. This time, we ‘stuck to the plan’ and Charlotte Calnan drag flicked the ball into the bottom left corner. The third quarter ended 1-0 to Surbiton.
However, Surbiton were far from done and the floodgates started to open. Early into the final quarter, another short corner was converted by Ellie de Heer who, amongst others, ‘mobbed the keeper’ and saw a rebound cross the goal line. A dubious celebration was met with some mixed reactions from the Wimbledon players.
Surbiton continued to pile on the pressure and won yet another corner which Noa Armelin drag flicked into the bottom corner of the goal. Only two minutes later and Surbiton had scored again! A tap in by Charlotte on the far post from open play. The score was 4-0 with not long left to play. Wimbledon managed to claw one goal back in the dying seconds of the game but it was too little too late and the game finished 4-1 to Surbiton. This emphatic win saw Surbiton go to fourth in the league.
Surbiton will play Sevenoaks next weekend who are currently sat third.
Congratulations to Charlotte for winning Player of the Match for her brace and brilliant performance up front. She was also awarded DOD - hopefully she’ll put her skirt on the right way around next week.