Draw against the local rivals
By Stephen Tabb
Hulbert with 2 to earn draw at Grange Road
Whilst the M1 were doing battle with Olton at The Silhillians, the Lions make the short journey to Grange Road to battle the same club's badgers.
This was a tightly contested affair, which saw the Sils earning a draw through two goals from Matt Hulbert, one of which was an excellent reverse stick finish; but the performance by all on the team was filled with effort and enthusiasm.
In defence, Rosie Robinson continues to impress, whilst Megan Croft, Jonnie Carter, Oliver Harris and Flo Collins battled hard to handle the fast counter-attacks from the opposition. As the season continues to progress, the young Sils midfield is beginning to understand its role in defending/marking as well as just attacking, whilst in attack, Imogen Pemble, on her debut for the Sils, combined well with her strike colleagues Hulbert and Eva Robinson to create chances.
Eva Robinson won Player of the Match for her continuing pressure on the Olton adult player, but all the side played well. The side has a week off for 1/2 term now, but will no doubt all be looking to battle for their places as competition to play in this exciting and hard-working young team becomes fierce! Thanks to Caro Kappes for playing as the adult again, earning herself a second 2-2 draw of the day after scoring 2 for the Ladies 1st team earlier on.