As storm Doris raged across the West Country, Buccs ladies 2's prepared to keep their promotion campaign alive in a battle against Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Buccs began on the front foot, with the forwards immediately applying pressure on the Salcombe defence and setting the tone for the game. The relentless pace of the buccaneers was eventually rewarded when newcomer Imogen, displaying great composure and skill, picked up a loose ball and calmly slotted it past the Salcombe keeper. Despite further flurries into the opposition D, and great linking play from the midfielders, Buccs could not extend their lead by the half time whistle. As anticipated by' Matthews, Salcombe hit back in the second half with renewed vigour. Like a tigress protecting her cubs, Goalkeeper Hayley leapt into action to diffuse the Salcombe onslaught and maintain the Buccs lead. Inspired by Hayleys 'man of the match' performance the buccaneers regained control of the game. A counter attack ensued and, in a period of play resembling a pinball machine, Anna Clarke caught hold of the ball and whizzed it into the back of the net. Despite extending their lead, Buccs did not relent and were unlucky not to convert further efforts on goal. Against the run of play Salcombe were able to clawback a consolation goal after being awarded a penalty flick. However the heroics and composure of the Buccs defence was such that the opposition did not appear to pose a serious threat from open play. A well deserved win keeps the promotion dream alive. Buccs go into next weeks clash with Shepton Mallet with everything still to play for.