With Christmas fast approaching Nomads went into their final league game with a long list of players unavailable for various reasons.
With a number of 2s players stepping up as they have all season the match started with some promise although Nomads fell behind to a goal from a short corner after around 5 minutes. Rather than discourage Nomads this was a catalyst for some good attacking play as they used their pace to break through the RWB midfield and launch counter attacks.
Nomads then forced an equaliser with Trudy Dillon scoring her 1st of the season with a strong strike from a penalty corner. Unfortunately the lead was short lived with RWB getting in behind the Nomads defence, despite that Nomads still looked dangerous with Nat Hodge and Steph Edge making some strong runs through the middle.
Unfortunately the next goal went to RWB, despite Nomads Captain Laura Besnard making a terrific diving save the defence was unable to get a strong clearance outside the D.
Going in at half time Nomads could feel a little unlucky to trail by 2 having competed well and looked dangerous when attacking.
The 2nd half became more of a struggle as Nomads struggled to break through the press while still looking dangerous on occasions, despite being penned in their own half for large periods they defended strongly with Lilly Wysmuller making some good tackles and interceptions in midfield well supported by Steph who covered a huge amount of ground.
Despite their best efforts they did concede 1 final goal having gone down to 10 players due to injury as the game finished 4-1.
After a tough season everyone that has been involved with the 1st team can be proud of the effort put in and particularly the progress made by the team and junior members. Huge credit should go to all the senior players that have helped create a positive and enjoyable environment for them to thrive.
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