So a blustery day as Winnie the Pooh would say as we reached the medway town of Gillingham.
Knowing Anchorians were unbeaten at the top of the league, we knew that we had to dig deep to get a result.
Oaks started well with Rhino outletting the ball to the left and right and Joelle using Nic White to get the ball down the attacking right flank. For all their hard work, Anchs produced a counter attack and went one nil up through a scrappy goal after 3 minutes of play. Fleur worked hard and gained a short corner but Anchs defended this well. More pressure though from Oaks with Pricey getting another short corner with her tenacious play. Pia joined in the short corner grabbing and despite all the pressure and 4 corners, the ball refused to go into the back of the net.
Anchs second goal came from a ball from the right and a timely run saw it fly into the net. Hollie though undeterred produced some good saves to keep it at 2-0 and then up stepped Pricey and after our 5th PC slammed the ball home to make it 2-1.
There was hope and everyone of Sevenoaks Ladies 5s ran their heart out, but Anchs showed why they were top of league and smashed in two goals in fairly quick succession. 4-1 at half time, it would be tough but not impossible to get a result.
Sadly the second half did not start well with A's getting a flick which they converted. They then despite our full backs doing their utmost best, tucked in 2 goals in 10 mins making the scoreline 7-1. Pia produced another good run to nearly score and Immy was a machine running her legs off. Rachel Hall was making her debut for the 5's and proved a great assest and again worked hard to try and minimise damage!
Joelle and Lou were steady in the middle but the pace of some of their players were just too much and they used this to their advantage to grab the next two goals making the final score 9-1.
Sadly Julie Nics has to come off injured and we wish her well in her recovery. Well done for Joelle getting MOM and Pia, the donkey...Where is my kit bag??
We must now regroup and look postively towards our next game which is at home at 12oc.