LadiesMatch Reports

Ladies thirds get a lesson from Queens

Having been knocked out of the Junior Cup 2-1 by Queens seven days earlier, the ladies thirds hosted them again last Saturday for the first time in the league at Comber Leisure Centre. 

North Down had a promising first 10 minutes with attacking play from the mid and the forward line. However, this was short lived as Queens settled in and quickly got their first goal of the game from a straight strike at the top of the circle. Their midfield was very powerful and paved the way for the visiting team to get two more goals in the first quarter.  

Going into the second quarter 3-0 down, North Down knew they had a tough fight ahead of them and Queens maintained the pressure on the home defence but Rebecca Webster led the defence well and helped keep Queens out. The remainder of the first half saw a series of penalty corners for the visiting team but North Down defended these well.  

Going into the second half, the home team knew they had to push a little harder to ease the pressure on their defence and although they attempted to press forward the Queens defence broke the attacks with ease. The majority of the second half was spent in the North Down half with the home team defending more penalty corners. Goalkeeper Linda Marshall, along with her defence, had a great game trying to clear these. A number of injuries to the beleaguered home team didn’t help the cause but the girls saw out the final quarter as best they could with Queens scoring one more before the final whistle making it 4-0 at the end.  This was a tough game but a fantastic effort from everyone involved.  

Burch Autos Player of the Match was Fiona Ellis.

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