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L2 had Badgers under their Control

Stroud Ladies 2nd X1 were up to the challenge of this match against the higher placed Brockworth Badgers team. Badgers scored mid way through the first half from a well worked short corner. The Stroud goal was from open play, up the right hand side of the pitch with Harriet Smith, whom the captain asked to position herself near the post, knocking the ball into the net. This was an extremely competitive match with everyone playing at the top of their ability. Ellie Mapletoft and Iona Strang, as the sweeper and centre back respectively, cut out much of the Badgers central attack. The work between the defence, mid-fielders and forwards was startling in its fluidity. Jordan Turnbull, Candice Johnson, Hannah Scott and Freya Robb working well on the right, with Pauline Edgington, Sian Freer, Kathy Williams, Victoria Sharpe and Debbie Ratcliffe moving the ball up the left hand side of the pitch. The save of the day was from Stroud keeper, Aleasha Holder, who pushed the ball over the bar with her stick to deny Badgers a winning goal.
The Stroud team was itself unlucky not to score from a short corner in the final 2 minutes of the game.
A fabulous, high level performance from a team tha looked in control of the ball throughout the game. The passing square, back and up the line meant the Stroud team held the ball for the majority of the game to achieve a thouroughly deserved draw.

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