Hall marks derby with a superb finish in stalemate
A superbly taken goal from player of the match ‘Charlie’ Hall was the highlight of Horncastle’s draw against rivals Woodhall Spa last Saturday.
Hall struck after great work from the team but Horncastle were unable to hang on to their hard-earned lead as Woodhall battled back to earn a point.
Horncastle started well and piled on plenty of pressure but could not break down a determined Woodhall defence.
Woodhall broke through to the Horncastle half and registered some short corners but again, defences dominated.
It was 0-0 at half time and Woodhall looked to press on the resumption but Charlotte Costello and Rebekah Peterson made telling interceptions,
It was their hard work that paved the way for Horncastle’s goal. They took the ball up field and Horncastle had various shots on goal which the Woodhall keeper blocked.
However, Horncastle captain Carly Neame picked up a rebound and struck the ball to the post where Hall was waiting to score from close range.
Encouraged by the goal, Horncastle spent plenty of time in Woodhall’s ‘D’ and forced a number of short corners which unfortunately didn’t result in further success.
Still, Horncastle looked comfortable until Woodhall broke clear on a hit out and took the ball through Horncastle midfield.
A shot from the “D” hit a defender’s foot and from their short corner, Horncastle ‘keeper Laura Neame kicked the ball out.
Woodhall continued to press and another shot was blocked by feet. This time, a short corner paid off as the ball was worked around the “D” and a Woodhall player rounded the ‘keeper before scoring.
Horncastle hit back strongly but could not turn late pressure into goals and had to settle for a draw.
Horncastle - Neame, Hall, Rees, L.Neame, Costello, Cannon, Frankish, Johnstone, Tokelove, Hanson, Peterson.
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