Kettering 2-2 Rushden & Higham
Great result for ever improving 4ths
The day dawned bright and cold and it looked likely that the match would be cancelled due to a frozen pitch. Luckily the sun warmed the surface and Kettering started the match filled with high hopes and anticipation.
Despite Kettering showing accurate passing and good possession from the pushback, Rushden and Higham earned an early penalty corner after Kettering were penalised for an infringement outside the circle and they scored from a strong strike.
Kettering kept their heads up and began putting together some strong attacks. We were rewarded just before half time with a goal when an excellent pass from Georgie Jones found Pam Farr who showed a cool head alongside her constant determination, aimed an angled shot and heard the sweet thud of the back of the goal.
Kettering went into the second half full of optimism and were disappointed when within minutes Rushden and Higham were able to score a second goal with a strong pass into the D which was swept in from the post.
Both teams then had a fair share of the attacks but Kettering showed superior passing skills and marked the opposition tightly to stop the long balls getting through. They were rewarded with a number of penalty corners and finally scored a well crafted second goal following a cross from Anna Sigobodhla to Georgie Jones who slotted the ball past the strong Rushden goalie.
The game finished 2-2, a score that reflected the evenly matched teams and demonstrates the progress and the team spirit the Ladies 4ths consistently exude.