2017-18 Season: London Wayfarers (8s) 0 – 2 Berrylands

Back to winning ways! Berrylands needed to come back from the previous week’s defeat and come back we did! With 16 players on the team sheet (though we did lose Cairalee at the 11th hour due to a bug) and facing bottom of the table London Wayfarers, the outlook was sunny. But we know from experience not to rest on our laurels, and had to work hard for the 3 points. Wayfarers had two very solid defenders – one with a knack of clearing any balls accurately without actually stopping the incoming pass, and the other who could dribble her way skilfully out of the D. However, Sharon’s determination gave her the force to push past her towards the end of the first half and slot the ball over the goal line.

The second half started brightly with an early push up towards the Wayfarers goals and Jenny picked up a loose save and scored. The crowd went wild. Lucia as usual kept control of the middle of the pitch, fighting for every ball and special mention must go to Hannah who made a couple of goal line clearances late in the match, and Linda who was an absolute star in goal making some very fine saves. Our new short corner routine didn’t quite work as hoped but that’s something to improve in future matches.