Chiswick 1st XI V Hampstead & Westminster 2nd XI, Paddington Recreational Ground
Chiswick (a.k.a The Plastics) arrived at the home of Hampstead & Westminster buoyed by their positive performance against Banbury the previous week, but determined to see the result this week fall in their favour.
The Plastics gathered together before the game in the changing room where Coach Pras and Bex (Regina) prepped the team making full use of the Burn Book to set the tone. Excited to be playing on a water based pitch, opinions soon changed when it became apparent there was a small problem, the pitch was covered in a sludgy brown mess. Undeterred by the, sludgy brown mess, Chiswick set about their warm up.
The first half saw Hampstead & Westminster control much of the possession and territory which meant they entered the half time break 2 goals in the lead.
At the break, Coach Pras and Captain Crane came to the rescue by refocusing the team with some words of wisdom, sending The Plastics back out to do battle. Within 5 minutes of the second half starting, Captain Crane sent a searching ball up the field finding Regina who turned the defender and swept the ball over the oncoming keeper. A short corner strike from Helen Taylor pulled The Plastics level at 2-2. Chiswick had the momentum and Hampstead and Westminster were rocking. Two further goals came from a clever run from Alex Earnshaw, whose shot was saved but followed up by the tenacious Harriet Stevenson and the next followed quickly in similar fashion, again a clever run to the far post was picked out by Regina where a patient Ceilidh Walker was waiting to put The Plastics 4-2 up. Hampstead & Westminster were somewhat shell shocked to have conceded 4 goals in one half, however managed to gather their composure to fire home with minutes to go, the final score 4-3 to The Plastics. It was an inspired second half from Chiswick, which made being covered in the sludgy brown mess, worth it in the end.
MOM: Bex (Regina George) Smith
DOD: Harriet – shoelace gate
7/27/2022 02:04:55 pm
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