TRUK faced Goaldiggers who had a very familiar face in their line up as we were shocked to see Paula Griffin rock up wearing her Goaldiggers kit…in truth this gave us more of an incentive to go out and grab the 3 points if that were at all possible as we knew we had to win to keep the pressure on our old friends who are sitting top of the table.
TRUK started brightly but it looked for a while that it was going to be “one of those days” as we tried to break down a stubborn Goaldiggers defence and an inspired performance from their goalkeeper and on the odd occasion we did manage to beat them the woodwork saved the day as we hit the post 3 times early on. It was a good ten minutes before we managed to break them down when not for the first time this season the two Lucy’s combined with Clark feeding Copsey who put the ball into the net. A good TRUK move involving all the team saw the ball arrive at Heathers feet and she turned and finished well to put TRUK 2 up which is how it stood at half time with the Stonewall keeper clear player of the match at this point.
The second half started and within minutes Goaldiggers had pulled one back when a free kick was given to Goaldiggers, TRUK switched off and the player finished well giving Claire no chance. TRUK had a couple of further chances which the now Goaldiggers keeper Paula saved well but a 3rd was added when Lucy Copsey’s shot hit the post and bounced back into the net of Paula’s shoulder….we didn’t laugh honest 🙂
Lucy Copsey made it 4 when she robbed the defender and slotted home and it was soon 5 when Lucy Copsey fed Maysa who beat her player and smashed the ball home. Lucy Clark again slid the ball through to Lucy Copsey to make it 6 and then Heather and Lucy Copsey linked up to make it 7. We were all delighted when Abi smashed home her first of the season to make it a glorious 8.
Next up we play Goals Aloud.
TRUK: Claire Green, Lucy Clark, Abi Cornell, Lucy Copsey, Maysa P, Heather E, Orlagh O’Driscoll
GOALS: Lucy Copsey 4, Maysa P, Heather E, Abi C, Paula Griffin Own Goal.
Player of the match: Abi C