In a rare Saturday game in the Jersey Ladies Division 1 Nomads played RWB having got off to a winning start on the previous weekend.
With a number of players unavailable Nomads again called up some promising young players from the 2nd XI to help fill the gaps. As often happens in matches between these 2 the game had a scrappy start with both teams competing strongly in midfield. Although RWB had the better of the territory good defending by Nomads limited the chances created.
A short time later Nomads almost took the lead when some good passing gave a chance to Lisa Grant-Phillips who shot just wide. Unfortunately this was followed a short time later by a RWB counter attack where a composed finish gave them the lead.
The 2nd half started with a similar way although Nomads slowly began to stretch the game and increase the pressure on the RWB defence. This started to create turnovers in dangerous positions and helped Nomads to equalise with Joni Gorman getting a well timed deflection.
However with less than 10 minutes remaining RWB regained the lead after a short corner broke down and could not be cleared. Nomads almost managed to steal a point when a well struck effort was somehow saved by the stand-in RWB keeper.
Despite the result Nomads can be proud of their performance in a tough game, 13 year old Lilly Wysmuller doing well in an unfamiliar role at right back where her positioning and anticipation stood out. With players to return and the juniors showing their ability to step up everything looks to be in place for a good season.
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