Maidenhead 1 - Basingstoke 2
Tough win for Ladies 1s
Basingstoke ladies travelled to Maidenhead on a wet and cold morning. In the first half Basingstoke dominated much of the play, winning numerous penalty corners and making lots of chances. Due to some great defending by Maidenhead only one of these opportunities was converted by Catriona Bausor. In the second half Maidenhead showed that they are team of great resolve and spent long periods camped in the Basingstoke half. Gemma Carswell made some great saves but finally Maidenhead managed to convert a penalty corner, making the game 1 all. Basingstoke showed their tenacity, teamwork and confidence by pushing through this difficult period in the game. About 5 minutes before the end Basingstoke were rewarded for their perseverance. Throughout the match Catriona Bausor made many piercing runs, and on this occasion the Maidenhead defence could only watch in awe as she carried the ball from the half way line to link up with Roxy O'Dea who scored the winning goal. These great runs won Catriona Bausor the man of the match award. Basingstoke ladies are 3rd in South Div 1. Next week they host 4th placed Horsham at 11.45 Saturday 25th November.