Results – 19/20th September
A start of a new season…
Mixed A lost 2-1 away to Rangers
Goal: Noel Burton
Women’s 1 beat Ashby to win the Final of the 2019/20 Leicestershire Plate, delayed earlier in the year due to Covid-19.
An exciting end-to-end game ended with a 1-1 draw, leading to flicks to see Harborough win 4-2 with ease.
Goals: Hattie Hammond
Flicks: Ellie John, Ella Partridge, Emily Grimmett & Hattie Hammond
Player of the Match: Vicky Chistodoulou
“Six months later than originally planned we all arrived in Market Bosworth, for most of us it was our first game since March and so we were all really, really nervous.
Ashby started strong but Harborough broke multiple times down the right wing utilising Emily Grimmett and Milly Docherty’s speed. Vicky “Maddie Hinch” Christodoulou in goal, keeping Ashby at bay. A superb run from Captain Ellie John showed the drills in training actually do sort of work, as she got past five or six Ashby players in the D only to shoot and hit the post! Solid defence from Rachel Richardson, Sam Care and Sally Trappitt-Jones and despite many other near misses the half time score was 0-0.
After the break Harborough came out strong and found our place on the pitch. Evie Hunter, Alex Chell and Charlotte Smith were solid in midfield. A pass from Ella Partridge on the left to Emily on the right wing, ran it round the Ashby defence and across the D for Hattie Hammond to score past the keeper. 1-0 to the good guys… we had this. Until we didn’t. Despite our heroic defence, Ashby found the back of the net. The final whistle blew 1-1. Yes, you guessed it… Flicks!
Ashby went first but “Maddie Hinch” kept the dream alive. Captain John stepped up and leading from the front slotted the ball bottom left, 1-0. Yet another save from Vicky, and a successful flick bottom right from Ella Partridge, 2-0, it was looking good. Ashby finally showed up and got 2, but Emily Grimmett stepped up to the plate and found top left bins… magical, 3-2. A fourth successful flick from Hattie Hammond saw the crowd go wild!
Final score: 1-1 (4-2) Harborough won on flicks.”