Ladies fight for point in the wild weather

It was Sevenoaks second home game of the 2019/20 season, and it was a wet one too, meaning that the ball could run with pace however, Sevenoaks were quicker.

Canterbury started with the ball but the home side were able to dominate the pitch in the first 10 minutes of the first quarter using a new formation, which took Canterbury by surprise. Sevenoaks had a fair few short corners, unfortunately none were converted. Fewer chances came from Canterbury in the first half, but after winning a short corner in the 18th minute, the visitors were leading 1-0.

Sevenoaks went into the rest of the game ready to fight for the next goal, but despite some fiery aggression from the team, they were caught on the back foot and conceded again in the 59th minute. You could see the disappointment on the Sevenoaks faces but with some encouraging words from joint captains: Sophie Crosley and Kate Reynolds and man of the match Jen Wilson, we then had the intent of getting back the goals that were conceded. 

It was the last quarter with just more than 10 minutes to go and the tempo was high. With the pressure on Canterbury they made some consequential mistakes resulting in a goal for Sevenoaks in the 63rd minute, scored by Maddie Thompson and assisted by Hannah Pike. The crowd really got into the game, helping the home side pile the pressure onto Canterbury, who were keen to keep possession for the remainder of the game sitting at 2-1 up.

Sevenoaks, however, were equally as keen to make the score even and with some tight skills from Reynolds, Sevenoaks were rewarded with another short corner. In the 68th minute, Pike scored the equaliser (ably assisted by Wilson) and the home team kept hold of the ball until the final whistle blew. The match was drawn 2-2 and the Sevenoaks ladies come away with a hard fought point.

Sevenoaks now look towards playing Slough away this coming Saturday.