This weekend saw the Ladies 1s travel to Cannock for a bottom of the table clash. Everyone was in high spirits, sporting new away shirts and it seemed as though we had the momentum to win our first national league game.
Buccs matched Cannock from the start but at times, a poor first touch prevented us from creating opportunities in the ‘D’. On a number of occasions, we either mis-trapped the ball or failed to make connections with each other. However, Cannock were also struggling and, as such, the game was a little scrappy despite both teams’ effort and endeavour. Buccs defence remained calm were able to successfully keep the Cannock attackers from scoring at the half time break, including a fantastic save on the line.
Cannock probably had the better of the first half and were very unlucky not to be ahead at half time as Buccs were saved by Kelz Bowden who pulled off a blinding save against the Cannock flicker!
0:0 at half time but immediately after the break, Cannock scored after a somewhat sleepy Buccs lost possession whilst attempting to drive the ball out of the 25. Buccs heads did not go down and despite applying huge pressure and squeezing Cannock into their half; we were unable to score an equalising goal. Whilst the result is frustrating, there is much more to come from the team who, despite early results, remain positive and ambitious for the upcoming games.