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Match Report 2008 - 2009

Sunday, 5th October 2008

Watford Ladies  0 v 1  Hitchin Hearts Belles

00918 hits since October 7, 2008

A much needed 3pts today in a hard fought match in the mud at Watford.

With regular keeper Kerry missing, Alex bravely donned the gloves and kept the Belles victory safe with some great clearancess, she enjoyed it so much that she asked to stay in for the second half.

I am really pleased that the defence kept a clean sheet today, which is more than the white shirts are!

Carmen made many vital interventions and as the match went she took some great free kicks that went close. Ruby was again strong in her tackles, breaking up the Watford attacks and Chloe and Katie played some great through balls as left and right backs. Hollie took her chance well as sub. Chloe, was particularly linking well with Abs on the left wing, who kept the Watford defence busy all afternoon with some fantastic runs.

Maddy played a vital central holding role and with her long throws covered the whole pitch. In her first game this season, Sarah was everywhere, heading to clear from corners and winning the ball in midfield and was unlucky not to have scored. It was Elodie, of course, who scored midway through the first half after a direct run and shot in the corner of the net. She was also unlucky from a free kick at the edge of the box. A brave performance and due to injury she had to sit out the second half with Llanna enthusiastically taking her place in midfield. Sophie as ever on the right, took some superb corners and provided striker Bethan with some great chances. Bethan was unfortunate on a many occasions not to score, the ball not running free on the sticky pitch for her, on another day she could have scored a hattrick.

This was a good solid team performance in difficult conditions against a decent Watford side who gave us many problems to deal with. I hope we can take this on into our next match. Well done Belles the sweets are on me!

Hitchin goal-scorers: Elodie

Report by: Nigel Payne