So after a month off due to lockdown and only one training session under the belt we visited Altofts Ladies who were top of the league and already beaten us on our patch this season.
Altofts started strong keeping hold of the ball well with the Avenue Ladies staying disciplined and frustrating the higher opposition.
Altofts were getting frustrated and started making mistakes with no real threats at goal the Avenue Ladies nipped in stole the ball and counter attacked with purpose.
If it wasnt for the Altofts keeper it could have been 2 or 3 before have time with Kirsty Russell Nicole Chamberlain and Millie West carving out glorious oppotunities.
Avenue went into half time on the front foot and expecting Altofts pepper Avenues goal for the 1st 10 mins of the 2nd half, but that never came!
Avenue could have easily had two more great chances before Altofts broke the deadlock with at tap in at the back post when we failed to clear our lines.
10mins later it was 2-0 Altofts with the rain hammering down a long ball skidded off our defenders foot and left Altofts with a 1 on 1 with Annie Roberts.
The game was end to end in horrible conditions but as the 1st goal Altofts got the 3rd with a back post tap in from a corner.
By this point Avenue were playing 2-3-5 to try and finish the game on a high but it never came.
Full time 3-0 loss with a superb performance under the circumstance of the weather and lockdown but 1 very proud manager of the workrate and effort produced. All the players held their heads high and will feel it Monday at work.
Our next match is Farsley Celtic Juniors at Horsfall on Sunday 20th December.