After an intense training session during the week, the 2s were raring and ready to go and wreak revenge on Hampstead & Westminster 4s for the narrow 2-1 defeat earlier in the season.
After some public transport and delays due to food issues, we all congregated in the changing room to discuss pre-game tactics and where Feline van der Sluijs decided to give a surprised Bec Cooper an unexpected lap dance, all in the name of team bonding.
The game started strongly after the smallest of warm-ups as apparently National League Men's teams prefer chatting to the umpire rather than playing hockey and Chiswick applied pressure straight from the off. Despite efforts from both teams, half-time was reached and the scoreline was still 0-0.
The breakthrough came when after some lovely passing up the pitch and ball retention, Feline van der Sluijs buried a beautiful reverse stick shot in the back of the goal. Despite conceding an equaliser, Chiswick did not give up and let heads go down as on previous occasions and our efforts were finally rewarded with a PC 2 minutes from time. As the umpire played on some dubious advantage from a flick, Bec Cooper acted like a woman possessed and peppered the goal with shot after shot. One of these managed to find its way through the keeper and defenders to Tara Feeney on the goal line and she pounced to make it 2-1.
A great team performance and special mention must be made to Feline van der Sluijs, as this was her first ever win playing for PHC Chiswick!