Hard fought point sends Fleet flying into third place
& Northfleet Ladies played their first home game of the new season
yesterday at AEI
Sports and Social club
against a high-flying Whitehawk Ladies team, who have started the season
well with two high scoring wins, writes Stephen McCartney.
ladies started the more brightly of the two teams, and applied some early
pressure onto Gravesend who took a while to settle into the game, finding
Whitehawk’s physical style of play, with the long ball over the top,
difficult to play against.
opposition worked hard and physically as a team, which disrupted
Gravesend’s usual neat passing game and enabled them to dominate play
for periods of the game.
& Northfleet slowly worked their way into the game, and gave the
Whitehawk defence something to think about just before half-time with good
runs by the hard working wingers Zoe Morrell and Becky Merritt, which
resulted in the series of corners which the Kent side were unlucky not to
equalise, as Whitehawk were panicked in to some scrappy and at times
a few words from manager Valter Antunes, the Fleet came out determined to
put things right and to get that all important goal, which they did from
Gravesend & Northfleet midfield were now controlling the pace of the
game, and it was a pinpoint pass from Lorraine Grinyer that found striker
Melissa Bishop in space, which allowed her to power down the wing and whip
in a pacey cross for her strike partner Jade McDermott to expertly place
in the corner of the net pass a static Whitehawk keeper.
it was a very well-deserved 1-1 draw for Gravesend & Northfleet
ladies, pushing them up the table into third position but with
the same league points as the team above.
For further details on the team
please use any of the following contact methods. Club website: www.intheteam.com/gravesendladiesfc
- Club contact Tina ladies section: 07732 148011 - Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.