An Epic Win for Women's Football
An Epic Win For Women's Football
UEL’s women came in to this one off the back of a comfortable 8-0 victory last week away in Hertfordshire. The notable absence of Rinsola Babajide from the starting line-up after her weekend playing for England’s U19’s in Belfast would turn out not to be a deciding factor as the first half played out.
The frantic intensity that UEL began this game with simply epitomised the team’s recent form, with Otisha Charles netting an early hat-trick to set the tone for the match.
After 20 minutes, with the score at 4-0,
UEL decided to up the pace, to put their goal tally in to double figures in the
next fifteen minutes. Eventually the referee blew his whistle for half-time
with UEL out in front by a staggering 15 goals.
The second half saw the introduction of striker Rinsola (Rinsola pictured above right), which could only mean one thing: goals. Almost instantly she tucked away three for her hat-trick, before finishing the game with a grand total of 14 goals and several assists, whilst Otisha also finished in double figures with 10 goals herself (Otisha pictured above left). A notable mention must also go to left-back Daisy Davis who bagged her first hat-trick during the white-wash.
Having watched the girls beat UCL 24-0 just two weeks previously, the 40-0 demolition simply furthers UEL Womens’ status as formidable goal-scorers, whatever the competition. However, it seems a shame that such a colossal victory came in a cup fixture and will not contribute to an already massive goal-difference in the league.
However demeaning such a defeat may seem, a
special mention must be made of the UCL girls’ sportsmanship, continuing the
game in a professional manner regardless of the score. As the referee announced
that there were three minutes left to play, one UCL player made the humorous
call of ‘next goal wins!’ which everybody could appreciate after a game played
in quite obvious one-sided dominance.
Match report by Lewis McKean