|Date||29 September 2018|
|Venue||Newent Community School|
|Result||D 1 - 1|
This was not a game for the faint-hearted, for many reasons! We took the game to Newent right from the start and put them under a lot of pressure with a determined performance and great team-work. Newent were awarded a dozen or so short corners but the Redland defence held firm. At times it felt as though we were playing against more than 11 opposition players.
Our goal came from Player of the Match: Vicky, whose strong shot looped over the Newent goalie. Claire gave a shiner of a "they shall not pass" moment, taking a shot to the hip (the bruise will be there for weeks she says!)
The umpires saw fit to give 4 cards against us, (for which we politely do not comment,) but this just strengthened the team's resolve. We were very unlucky to concede a goal towards the end of the game, but held on for a well-earned point.
We look forward to the return fixture which is sure to be a tasty game. Speaking of which, the team await Beans's DOD bake this coming weekend, (who knew some lawyers can't count?!)