Lost in LondonSam McComish
After taking the scenic route around the sports facilities courtesy of Lauren (who used to play for East London and assured us she knew the way), the team managed to locate the pitch. We then located the changing rooms, which were locked. We made it in eventually and got ready.
Despite the sun in their eyes, South had a strong start with several attacking plays, hitting the keeper’s pads numerous times. We had a few slips as the pitch was very slippery. Our defence were solid as always, even when outnumbered. Charlotte kept a cool head and managed to pick the balls from their attack and clear to safety. The team were optimistic at halftime; with an encouraging talk from skipper Izzy we went back on to the pitch with heads high.
Despite several attacks South were unable to get the ball past East London’s keeper, who made some brilliant saves. Izzy had a rocket of a tomahawk saved from close range, Eimear went one-v-one with the keeper, Jess F was on the post and Flix had shots on target too. After an evenly-battled second half we unluckily conceded in the last five minutes. Unable to equalise, the match ended one-nil.
Eimear also celebrated her one hundredth game for Cambridge South!
Man of the match went to Rebecca for her attacking runs and triangles with the sixers. Lemon of the match went to Sam (shock) for forgetting her shoes. Thankfully Jess F had a spare pair of trainers.