As I was busy keeping a clean sheet in goal, the note-pad once again found it’s way into Laura Melling’s hands. The following report, taken from Lemming’s notes, sums up the match and other observations from today’s Huntingdon Town Ladies football match.
The match as Lemming saw it:
The game got off to a good start when Tash touched the ball with her new hairdo. Tash also surprised the spectators by getting her leg surprisingly high in a tackle.
Sian scored by cutting inside and placing the ball in the bottom corner and Lemming made all the substitutes and spectators jealous by showing them a picture of her breakfast.
Knoxie beat the left back and did an amazing cross. Everyone missed it but a corner was won. From the corner, the ball fell to Jenner. Jenner swerved and scooped the ball over the keeper, who looked like a tiger in her orange and black kit.
Sophie, aka Bale, curled a free kick into the goal. Hollie had a chance to score but decided not to as it would not have been a wonder goal.
Radders had a shot on target but the attempted headed clearance resulted in a goal. Both teams will await the decision of the Dubious Goals Committee to hear whether the goal will be awarded to Radders or go down as an own goal.
An opposition player went down injured just before half time and was receiving treatment throughout the break. Sian suggested moving to a different pitch so the game could continue.
The player recovered and the game continued on the same pitch. Stef appeared near the opposition goal, causing the spectators to worry she hadn’t realised we had swapped ends. Hollie dummied a cross from Jenner, leaving Emma a tap in at the far post.
Sophie collected the ball from a rebound and shot at goal but a defender appeared in a puff of smoke to clear the ball from the goal-line. The ball fell to Knoxie’s left foot but she missed as her left foot can only be used for standing on.
Town managed to hit the post and the cross-bar before Emma tapped in another goal at the far post. The referee deemed the goal was offside and disallowed it. The crowd could be heard calling for TV replays.
Bale scored from another free kick, Hollie scored with a cool finish and Radders did a Hazard by kicking a player who was lying on the ball. Megan then got on the score sheet after a lay back from Georgie.
One of the frustrated opposition defenders launched into an angry tirade of loud profanities, causing Jenner to reply with a ‘Good God!’
Emma scored another to end the game nine nil. Boom!
The official match report can be found here.