Wednesday, 8 November 2017
U13A v Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls
A beautiful sunny but fresh and wintery day down at Monmouth. Abberley started well and had several early shots on goal. Poppy, Charlée and Issy all looked eager to score but it was Julia who was fast to follow up one of Poppy’s attempts and she slotted in the rebound. We were unlucky not to score again before the break. Rachel, Imogen and Poppy were connecting well and Arabella very nearly scored off the left post. Both goalies had to make good saves and Evelyn ran out with confidence towards her opponents. However, Monmouth were fast on the break and managed to draw level before half time. Despite more pressure from Abberley and shots from Rachel, Charlée and Issy, it was Monmouth who then took the lead after another transition in play. Abberley increased the tempo and were rewarded with a couple of short corners. One of them proved successful when Issy’s strike was finished off by Poppy on the post. Poppy nearly gave Abberley the lead when she was clear of the defence in the D but her shot rocketed high over the goal. A great, competitive game and a good result to finish with a draw.