Match Report: West Womens League Premier Division
Fixture: Team Bath Buccaneers v Bristol University
Date: Saturday 12 January 2013
Score: TBB 2-0 Bristol
Venue: University of Bath Sports Training Village
The great British weather loves to throw it’s best at us, and this match was certainly no exception.
The snow started to fall during the warm up, however this did not deter the TBB’s Ladies with fifteen players braving the sub zero conditions to take on Bristol University Team.
Bristol Uni were strong to start and secured several penalty corners within the early stages of the game, strong defence kept them at bay during this pressurised period.
TBB stepped up the pace and started to execute some lovely passing through midfielder Helen Earle, this resulted in a series of TBB Penalty Corners. Several combinations and routines were used; Rosie Bennett’s straight strike was saved off the line, followed by another attempt by Bennett which was saved by a players body on the line, which resulted in a penalty flick.
However TBB’s were denied again as the flick was saved by the Bristol Uni Goal Keeper.
TBB were not to be deterred and secured yet another penalty corner, Emma While injected, Wendy Britten stopped and passed to Bex Walker, who calmly took the ball across her body and took an angled pacey shot on her reverse, it was a fabulous goal to end the 1st half.
The second half started fast, instant possession took the ball up the right hand side, with a cross from Lara Williamson, a touch into the air by Elianne Vos and then rocketed into the net by Irena Molloy at the far post.
After this conditions became worse, snow continued to fall in blizzard like conditions and fingers were numb.
Sadly a Bristol Uni player needed to be taken to hospital with a head injury, and after several hold ups, TBB struggled to gain back the earlier match intensity.
Bristol Uni took advantage of this and fought hard, they were rewarded with several penalty corners and a penalty flick, however this was no problem for ‘man of the match’ Goal Keeper Kelly Bowden, who not only kept all of these at bay, but also saved the penalty flick.