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Ladies 1st XI - Match centre

Old Silhillians
Olton & West Warwicks Ladies 3s
F Levey (8' ), S Williams (14' ), C Kappes (23' , 52' )
Full time
Unknown (34' , 47' )
Sat 17 Nov 11:15 - League Attendance 15

Old Silhillians 1st XI 4 - 2 Olton & West Warwicks Ladies 3rd XI

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3 points against the local rivals

Old Silhillians 1st XI 4 (3) - (1) 2 Olton & West Warwicks Ladies 3rd XI

Goalscorers: Frankie Levey, Sophie Williams, Caro Kappes (2)

Before last week, Olton had not lost, so this was never going to be an easy match. With this being their 3rd XI, Olton are always a little affected by the availability of players in their higher sides, so you never quite now what you will be up against. Nevertheless, the Sils knew to prepare for a tough match against a side which would no doubt be a mixture of experienced, skillful adults, and enthusiastic and free-running youngsters.

Thankfully, Sils started really well, and whilst Olton had the first two circle entries, the next 15 minutes was a great display of attacking hockey from the home side, with Ruth Dovey marauding down the right side, combining well with Caro Kappes to create several chances. Sharondip Jeeta in goal for Olton was making some good saves, but she was unable to stop the Sils from scoring three goals, the first a deflection by Frankie Levey, the second a nice conversion from close range by Sophie Williams at a PC, and the third a great team effort, with Priya Majevadia winning the ball high on the left, the ball being transferred by Emma James to the right to allow Caro Kappes to cut in and fire across the keeper into the bottom corner.

The Sils were playing well, but 3-0 perhaps flattered them a little. Olton were pressing aggressively down the Sils left, and this was causing a few concerns, plus the pace of the Olton front line was also stretching the home defence. They got back into the game by scoring from a PC with less than a minute to go before half-time, but Sils knew they just had to keep playing as they were to maintain their lead.

With Sophie Boyle slightly under the weather, a forced reshuffle was required - thankfully with Hattie Evans arriving from her school match - and such is the adaptability of this squad, that the team continued to play well. However, Olton were also beginning to pull moves together, and whilst it was not against the run of play, Sils perhaps would have felt slightly aggrieved by conceding a second - however, they could not question the quality of the finish - after Jo Brett had made the first save, a stunning strike into the top corner from the Olton centre-mid could have led to a nervy period for Sils.

Thankfully, EJ and Ruth got hold of the middle of the pitch, Annabel Dalby and Lauren Hobday were dancing patterns down the right, and from a PC won by Ursula Santos, Sils were able to re-establish their two goal lead, Frankie's initial shot only being saved by Sharondip as far as Caro, whose forehand shot smashed into the goal to move Sils to 4-2 up.

Further chances came for both teams, with Hobday and Dalby both going close with far post shots after strong and skillful runs, and Boyle also had a strong run which ended with a great save by the visiting keeper - but there was no further score, leaving the Sils 4-2 up, and retaining their one point lead at the top of the league, ahead of the critical match against Atherstone next week.

Player of the Match was shared between Caro Kappes and Lauren Hobday.

Key moments

8:00
Goal Frankie Levey scores for Old Silhillians
14:00
Goal Sophie Williams scores for Old Silhillians
23:00
Goal Carolina Kappes scores for Old Silhillians
34:00
Goal Goal for Olton & West Warwicks Ladies 3s
47:00
Goal Goal for Olton & West Warwicks Ladies 3s
52:00
Goal Carolina Kappes scores for Old Silhillians

Highlights

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52:00 Goal 4 - 2
Carolina Kappes scores for Old Silhillians
47:00 Goal 3 - 2
Goal for Olton & West Warwicks Ladies 3s
End of period 1
34:00 Goal 3 - 1
Goal for Olton & West Warwicks Ladies 3s
23:00 Goal 3 - 0
Carolina Kappes scores for Old Silhillians
14:00 Goal 2 - 0
Sophie Williams scores for Old Silhillians
8:00 Goal 1 - 0
Frankie Levey scores for Old Silhillians
End of period
Player of the Match
Carolina Kappes is awarded player of the match for Old Silhillians
Player of the Match
Lauren Hobday is awarded player of the match for Old Silhillians
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As it happened

  • Old Silhillians
  • Olton & West Warwicks Ladies 3s
  • 0
  • Frankie Levey Goal 8:00'
  • Sophie Williams Goal 14:00'
  • Carolina Kappes Goal 23:00'
  • Goal 34:00'
  • Goal 47:00'
  • Carolina Kappes Goal 52:00'

Team selection

Brett, Joanne Brett, Joanne
Connors, Lucy Connors, Lucy
Williams, Sophie Williams, Sophie
Dovey, Ruth Dovey, Ruth
James, Emma James, Emma
Dalby, Annabel Dalby, Annabel
Kappes, Carolina Kappes, Carolina
Boyle, Sophie Boyle, Sophie
Majevadia, Priya Majevadia, Priya
Levey, Frankie Levey, Frankie
Hobday, Lauren Hobday, Lauren

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