A hard fought draw!
We arrived at the Staines club, and immediately caused a drama.....
We arrived at the Staines club, and immediately caused a drama by inadvertently occupying the home team changing rooms! Ours were actually behind a sign 'men's showers' which caused a little frisson in the group until it was clear the sign was wrong!
It became clear in the warm up that the pitch was uneven and pretty slippery due to surface sand so making short, strong, accurate passes would be key.
As soon as the whistle went it became clear that neither side would give no quarter in the quest for a goal, or in seeking the winner, so it was end to end stuff, with strong tackling and hard work. Rolling subs helped keep the energy up, and Staines had a number of chances at goal, but our defence held up, along with some great saves!
Our attack pressed forward several times but couldn't break through, so the result was honours even at a 0-0 draw - which hardly reflected the effort of the team!
Still a point grabbed from an away fixture is valuable - so onwards and upwards!