So, as you may know, I am playing for the Lancaster University Women’s Football Team here, and we had an exciting game in Chester yesterday. It was an away game, so on the trip down we were looking at Chester’s record and thinking about what formation to play. Something interesting about soccer in England is the disparity between home squads and travel squads. Games are always on Wednesday at 2pm, so it is always easier for people to make the home games. Away games sometimes conflict with lectures and other things. So, a school can lose to another terribly on the road, but then beat them at home. We were missing a few key players for this away game, but we were confident we could beat Chester on the road.
In the first half, we went up 1 to 0 when Claire had a breakaway and chipped the ball over the goalkeeper’s head. in the second half, they tied us with a shot to the far post. There was a period of about 15 minutes when the game was really intense, both teams hitting the crossbars and defenders and goalies making key saves. Finally, after too many attempts, I scored from outside they box. That gave us a bit of breathing room and in a few minutes I scored again. We won 3 to 1; it was very exciting because it was our first away win and it put us into 2nd place in the league! Now, we just have to beat Liverpool on Wednesday!