On Saturday 26th October, Kirkby Stephen faced the young Leeds uni side; fierce, fit and determined.
They finally broke their losing streak, after beating the uni side 2-1 on their home ground. KS bagged the first goal, from open play throughout the whole team, where Anna Pigney slipped the ball to Lucy Potter, and Lucy slotted it beautifully around the keeper. Leeds Uni fought back for an equaliser, and more, but Abi Birkbeck had a tremendous game in goal; her communication and teamwork with the defence (Lucy Ewbank, Becca Ewbank, Emma Thorpe, Jenny Coates and Rach Gowing), and some superb clearances by all.
KS gained a short corner against Leeds Uni, Anthea Bowman injected the ball out to Julie Hope at the top of the D, Julie slipped it to the right to Lucy Potter, Lucy struck the ball, where it deflected off Anna Pigney and Nicole Clegg managed to clean it up into the backboard.
Man of the match was given to Abi Birkbeck for her awesome debut back in KSHC.
This week, Kirkby Stephen had an unfortunate 2-1 loss away at Brooklands Poynton 2s. The man-to-man marking and the support of the umpires decisions, Brooklands managed to break down KS and on two occasions including a green card (sin bin) and followed by a yellow for unfortunate Lucy Potter. The decisions of the umpire then got to KS, and the frustration overtook the concentration, with their normal fight for the result just not coming. Amy Potter was voted man of match, after a tremendous game of giving 110%, and netting KS’s only goal.