By Megan Sellar
Unlucky 1-0 loss for Driffield
Driffield Ladies 3s hosted against City of York’s 4s on Saturday at 11am. Currently 5 weeks into the season with both teams having won and lost games so far whilst sitting next to each other on the table, each team knew it was going to be a very fair game with only one goal in it.
On the first whistle Driffield had won push back and the first half was off to a good start with Julie Pease, Emily Williamson and Wendy Foster running non stop around the opposition desperately trying to break through their defence. Midfielders- Sarah Soanes and Lauren Johnstone held the possession throughout the game, winning many long corners for Driffield to have an opportunity to try grasp a goal. This made Yorks work very hard to try to defend.
City of York ensured they weren’t going to be under pressure from Driffield and soon found breaks but defenders Sharon Falkingham and Kat Young were solid at not allowing them to get a strong shot off at Riona Welburn (GK). However just before the half time whistle went York found what they were searching for as the ball dribbled over the line. York had scored.
Half time was a period for a rest and a team chat from Driffield 3s number 1 helper, Debs Robinson, as she gave her expertise from the sideline to guide Driffield into playing more defensively but higher up the pitch in York’s half.
Everyone took the advice and quickly became a lot more relaxed when on the ball allowing the wing backs: Lucy Welburn and Heather Meason to drive higher up the wings to create space for Holly Snaith and Meg Sellar to transfer the ball around York, holding lots of the possession. Rachel Kendall and Lucy Attree, playing just behind the attackers, ran up and down the pitch numerous of times man marking York’s players at all times.
70 minutes had passed and the final whistle blew. Next week Driffield travel to Halifax in hope for a more successful game but they have taken positives from today but will take the negatives and work on them in training on Thursday. Thank you to Bob at the Spread Eagle for his delicious post-match refreshments and to our match umpires.
Girlie of the match- Holly Snaith