For the first match since the beginning of the season the Ladies 1s had a full bench, allowing everyone to play full force knowing that there was a strong squad of players to continually keep up a high intensity game. Unfortunately a short warm up due to a late start meant that heads weren't switched on quick enough and the Ladies 1 were down 0-1 after 13 minutes. The play remained positive by Chiswick and the pay off for some excellent one-two plays and getting a short corner came in a goal by Rhi from the rebound. Henley responded 2 minutes later with a well executed short corner deflection but Chiswick's fire had been ignited and Sarah made it 2-2 coming into half time.
When the second half started Chiswick came into their own, going 3-2 up from another short corner with an excellently hit strike from Lindsay from the top of the circle, then 4-2 up with a superb strike from open play from Bex. With all the intensity came some harsh decisions by the umpire - both Claires (Mount and Hearnden) getting cards (green and yellow respectively). Henley attempted a come back, and did get one more goal. However Sarach Blackburn struck again, ensuring Bex's shot ended in the net and making the final score 5-3.
MOM: Jen Romano, Bex Smith and Sarah Blackburn, all for excellent play throughout
DOD: Sarah Blackburn for running into Claire Mount when subbing