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For their final match of the season Stroud pulled off a draw against one of the top 3 teams in the league!  The development of this new Stroud side during the season has been astounding; from a team that had never played together to a team holding its own in the league is impressive.  The level of ball control, the standard of the tackling and the passing is a result of strong determination, commitment and training.  Stroud's goal came from Sarah Scott who perfectly executed the 'take the defender with you, then dodge back' move.  She lost her marker and was able to slip the ball past the Ross keeper.  Stroud's GK, Sara Price, remained calm and business-like under pressure.  The defence of Lydia Wakefield, Emma Crowe, Karen Whitehead and Pauline Edgington were under sustained Ross attack for much of the game, but were able to prevent the Ross players from scoring.  The Ross goal came from a short corner.

Centre midfield, as always, was controlled by Marsi Whelan, who was expertly and ably assisted by Sian Freer, Sophie Payne and Mandi Lewis.

The forwards were on fire this week with star player Annabel Wigley determined to escape her marker and forge into the Ross 'D'.  Issy Smith's solo runs and Pip Robb's short passes ensured that the Ross team were under pressure for much of the game.  1:1 draw was a great result for Stroud and a wonderful way to finish the team's first season.

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