Friday, 22 November 2013

Hacton 1-2 Engayne

Hacton girls narrowly lost out to Engayne in a dramatic home match played in front of another bumper home crowd. Displaying all the confidence gained from their previous outing, the Hacton girls attacked Engayne from the outset. Harlie and Katie forced good saves while Rebecca (on her debut) came close to scoring. The strategy eventually paid off as the Engayne defender crashed the ball into her own net under pressure from the Hacton attack. With the wind in their sails, Hacton pressed hard for another goal which just would not come. At the other end of the pitch, Hacton's goalkeeper had to be alert to race the line and smother the ball. Ciara and Sophie played with determination in the centre of defence with Ciara enjoying the better of several feisty challenges with the Engayne attack. At half time, Hacton felt slightly disappointed with their one nil lead, they faced tough opponents who grew in confidence. The game turned in the space of 3 secondhalf minutes with Engayne notching two quick goals. Hacton searched for an equaliser and came close through Emily and Harlie but, as the final whistle sounded, the girls were understandably upset at the narrow defeat. A first away match of the season against Langtons offers the chance for a quick reversal of fortune.

In a tight game like this, the girl of the game was Ciara who displayed excellent commitment and an astute reading of the match. Well played girls.