Drew 5-5 

Our last match of the season was to be played away at LND on Astro. Spirits were high after a high scoring match last week and the successful results in recent matches. Right from the start both teams were evenly matched when it came down to possession on the pitch with both teams attacking and defending. As the half progressed LND edged ahead in terms of circle entries and chances. Madison, Katie and Ilana worked tirelessly in defence and Katherine was forced to make several superb saves in goal. Once Copthorne adapted to the amount of space and some positional changes within the team the girls started to pass the ball around nicely and some good ball skills just outside the ‘D’ brought success with Rosie scoring her first goal of the match. It was closely followed by a goal from LND to level the score. Just before half time Rosie made a solo run from the half way line and once in the ‘D’ crossed the ball to Khushi who scored putting the ball into the far corner of the goal. At half time the score was 2-1 to Copthorne. LND got off to a fast start in the second half and started to dominate the match and scored 3 goals in quick succession. Copthorne then started to defend well, making it more difficult for LND to attack freely. Copthorne turned the pressure back onto LND and

Natasha scored twice after some good work from Rosie and Khushi and some great individual skill and finishing. With the score 4-4 and five minutes of the match remaining the game changed pace with the ball moving from end to end and both teams creating chances. Rosie scored her second goal of the match and LND grabbed a final goal as time was running out. The match ended in a draw 5-5. This was a great match and well done to all the girls for their hard work. Congratulations to Madison for being voted player of the match. JC