Facing Ardingly away on their astro has always been challenging, they are a well drilled side with good skill and they use the space really well. All the Copthorne girls showed great commitment in the match to stay in touch with the opposition. With the game mostly taking place in our half our defense were up to the task and made some good challenges. On many occasions we were on the back foot and outnumbered but Roselly tracked the attackers well without diving into tackles and waited for support. Francesca was kept busy in goals and kept Copthorne in the game with some great saves. Hannah made good use of the self-pass and quickly got the ball moving up the wing from free hits. Both Charlotte and Abigail worked continuously in the midfield to distribute the ball to the forwards. Jessica made some fantastic runs down the wing but could not find a free Copthorne player in the opposing D. The girls did win a few attacking short corners and forced the Ardingly keeper in making saves but we lacked the ball speed and aggression in the D to put the ball away. HP
Team: Francesca; Hannah; Sarena; Charlotte; Abigail; Sofia; Jessica; Roselly.