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Despite the cold weather this plucky Stroud team were on fire!  Right from the whistle Stroud took the game to Painswick and within the first 20 minutes were awarded with 3 well taken short corners.  Stroud too were put under pressure with a number of Painswick shots going wide of the goal and half a dozen shots on goal being expertly dealt with by Stroud GK, Sara Price.  Stroud had practised square and straight passes on Tuesday evening and again as a warm up exercise at the match and the team used the skills to fantastic effect, particularly in the midfield.  Marsi Whelan controlled midfield with some strong, accurate square passes to Karen Whitehead and Sophie Payne.  Use of the straight ball was beautifully demonstrated by Kathy Williams, Mandi Lewis and Sarah Scott, whilst Annie Hobbins rose to 'superstar' status when stopping 2 individual Painswick shots on the line.  Stroud's goal came in the second half from a great shot from Jenny Howorth, the culmination of some fantastic attacking work by her and Annabel Wigley.  The defence of Di Furlong, Jules LeBihan and Pauline Edgington produced some accurate passing and tight marking.  The average distance travelled by each player this week was 2.6 miles and the player of the match was Marsi Whelan.

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