Helen's thorough warm-up was exactly what we needed on such a dismal freezing afternoon, focussing our anticipation and eagerness for a win!
The first half started positively with some good movement of the ball across the pitch and one-twos down the wings. Berko were making chances but just couldn't find that final touch. Megan played a solid first half in the centre attacking and defending against a strong Luton centre half. Berkos attacking play in the D resulted in some well deserved shorts. Unfortunately Luton were more hungry for the win and converted a short taking them into the lead just before halftime.
After a team talk from Sarah we went out looking for that win. The second half started and Luton came out fighting. Berko were on the defensive from the off. Against the run of play we managed to make a break resulting in a corner. This week we saw a noticeable improvement on the attacking shorts and with a flurry, Anneke capitalised with a straight strike taking us to 1-1. At the restart Berko were unfocused and within minutes of our goal Luton were pressuring our defence seeing them score making it 2-1 . Berkos heads dropped and never really recovered but managed to hold the score. A disappointing performance but hopefully will focus the team for next weeks game, with all to play for!
Player of the match went to Megan Savage for a controlled performance.