Excellent 5-3 win today for MK City Diamonds in their first league game of the season away to Towcester Town Vixens.
The Diamonds started the game with confidence, showing what they had been working on throughout pre season. Five minutes after the whistle had blown to start the game, debutant Leah received the ball inside the box and managed to slot away her first goal of the game. However Towcester were growing into the game and was able to grab an equaliser. The Diamonds were able to keep their heads up and get back into the game. Much like her first goal, Leah had received the ball in a tight area within the opposition box to which she was able to create some space and score her second goal for the Diamonds. Again, Towcester were resilient and was able to respond with another goal bringing the game to 2-2. Not long before the half time whilst was blown, Leah found herself in the opposition box with the ball at her feet again, unsurprisingly, this lead to a third goal, a hat trick on her debut! One to remember! The Diamonds entered the break leading 3-2.
As the second half got under way, The Diamonds started to receive pressure from the opposition which resulted in some great defensive play. However, Towcester again were resilient and was able to grab their third equaliser of the game. The Diamonds didn’t let this phase them. They kept their heads held high and were showing great organisation and team work. As the second half progressed the Diamonds were confident and it showed. The ball was thrown in and from 35 yards out, on a half volley, Leah connected with the ball and hit it into the top corner! Goal of the season contender on the first game! The momentum continued with the Diamonds hitting the woodwork 4 times and controlling the game. This led to Gabby receiving the ball from 25 yards out and lobbing the keeper and scoring another goal of the season contender! The Diamonds confidently saw through the last 5 minutes of the game and ended it with smiles and a 5-3 win.
Player of the match was given to Leah by her Manager and Coaches for her stellar debut performance today, scoring four goals!
An overall strong and confident outing from all the girls, showing their attacking and defensive capabilities, scoring five and responding well to adversity.