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L1 - A NICE ROUND DOZEN TO KICK OFF 2018!

Stroud's first league game following the Christmas break was against Old Bristolian's 3rd team. Stroud had a strong side and everyone worked well together from the start of the game. Stroud were quick to attack and put pressure on the Old Bristolian's defence. Although Old Bristolian's absorbed this pressure well, Stroud were persistent in their play and this paid off with several goals in the opening 15 minutes. All Stroud's goals came from the team maintaining good shape and passing the ball around. Old Bristolians managed to beat the defence and sneak one into the back of the net just before half time. The score going into the break was 8-1

Stroud knew the opposition were going to come back out of half time fighting so they upped the tempo, tightened the marking and ensured that all 50/50 balls were won by Stroud. This worked well and Stroud went on to score more goals. As the Stroud team started to tire it allowed Old Bristolians to get back on the score sheet and get 2 goals before the final whistle. Stroud played at a high intensity throughout the whole game with great ball pace. All this was great to see so soon after the Christmas break and makes the rest of the season look promising. The final score was Stroud 12 Old Bristolians 3.

The goals came from Lucy Moule (5),  Cerys King (2), Kyishia Cooke (2), Emily Campbell (1), Freya Robb (1) and Clare Oliver (1). Player of the match went to Freya Robb who had an amazing game as centre mid distributing the ball well.

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