This week we have reports from M3 and L3.

LTHC Ladies’ 3rd XI 3 vs Long Buckby 1st XI 1

Midlands Women’s Division 4 Nene / Charnwood

A warm, sunny morning set the tone for Saturday’s game for the Ladies 3rd XI against top of the table Long Buckby 1st XI. Having suffered a 3-1 loss at the start of the season Town were ready to take back the win.

Working with great intensity and solid team work, Town were up 1-0 in the first quarter from a brilliant ball down the line from Kate Bowyer to Emily Quinn, who scored the first goal. Holding the majority of the possession in the first half, Town managed to score two more goals ending the first half 3-0.

After a constructive team talk at half time, Town went out in the second half with a more defensive strategy. With a few unsuccessful penalty corners from Town, they continued to put the pressure on the opposition. Some great tackles from Annabel Page and amazing saves from Kate Horrigan, Town only allowed one goal from Long Buckby at the end of the second half, against the run of play.

Town’s subs enabled them to keep the team fresh and ready which was reflected in the relentless work from midfield leaving the final score at 3-1 to Town.

More photo’s from the game can be found in the 2021 / 2022 Season Gallery.

LTHC Men’s 3rd XI 1 vs Leicester 1st XI 9

Midlands Men’s Division 5 East

With what was always going to be a tough match against second placed Leicester 1st XI proved to be the case. The home fixture back in November where Town lost 3-1 was a much closer game, with the only similarity being to this game with Town scoring a goal.

The home side started off strong passing the ball around well, pulling Town out of position creating many chances. Town eventually got into the game though Leicester was still the better team. The home side took full advantage of this to score three goals in the first half. Town did have chances with a couple of penalty corners and also a two on one with the keeper, though couldn’t put these away.

The second half Town tired as it progresses and Leicester scored the next five goals to go 8-0 up. Including a great goal from a drag flick from a penalty corner. Town did get their consolation goal from their own penalty corner. The initial shot was saved, then the follow up shot hit the post, before the third shot which was miss hit rolled slowly into the goal. Leicester scored their final goal in the dying minutes to make the final score 9-1.

A game to forget for Town, though with only three games remaining Town host Loughborough Students 4th XI next Saturday in a local derby, which Town will want to get a better result from.

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