The close calls woke the oppo up who made strong counter attacks & managed to get themselves a short corner which their captain converted into a goal. On a high, Ashford continued to attack - with a few key players on their squad making great passes, which unfortunately lead to another goal.
Whether it was Ashford's new bouncy pitch or whether it was just a good day to take up another sport, at one point Alex took a side line hit, that got raised & the ball comically landed in Freya's nether region...a missed opportunity for a "you've been framed clip" - that was the DoD nomination sorted for the time being.
2-0 to Ashford at half time, Chiswick were down but by no means out. The 6s persevered with some great channeling & held possession well, making it difficult for Ashford to attack again.
The perseverance paid off with a short corner to be awarded to Chiswick. A great injection followed from Gillian & using tactics covered in training, Mo secured the goal!
Pumped up, L6's went on the hunt for another to draw 2 a piece before final whistle but we were denied once more when Mo accidentally hit the opposition in the leg seconds before passing the ball to Helen who scored - AGAIN the goal sadly did not count & although we kept pushing Ashford's strong defence kept us out.
The match sadly ended with 3 into the oppo's backboard to Chiswick L6's, with only 1 counting. Final score - 2-1 to Ashford. A lonely goal to L6's but the girls went home feeling a million dollars having played their best hockey yet.
MoM: Gillian Kerr for great play throughout the match!
DoDs: Alex for playing "golf" & landing a birdie on Freya's nether regions & Helen for playing football displaying her keepy uppy stick skills while running down the wing, trying to 'kick' a goal in & for 'diving' numerous times :)