KSHC travelled to Liverpool, and unfortunately started with the first 15 minutes predominantly in their own half. However, once they had warned up, they soon began to challenge Liverpool Sefton. Sefton managed to gain 2 goals in the first half from routined pieces for penalty corners.
After a motivating halftime team talk by coach, Janette McWhirter, the team set out to a mean start. Distributing the ball throughout the team, from the back to the forwards; Sophie Winder, Jenny Coates, Rachel Gowing, Emma Thorpe, Lucy Ewbank, Anthea Bowman, Julie Hope, Anna Pigney, Georgia Chapman, Heidi Maughan, Lucy Potter, Nicole Clegg, Ella Capstick and Amy Potter.
Kirkby Stephen fought for a penalty corner, where they managed to net their first goal. Anthea Bowman injected the ball out to the top of the D to Lucy Potter, two defenders came out to Lucy, and she slipped the ball on the left to Julie Hope, who flicked the ball into the back of the net.
The second goal came from Heidi Maughan’s tremendous defending in the KS D, picking up the ball and went around 4 of Seftons players, she passed an impeccable ball to Lucy Potter down the right wing, who quickly squared the ball Julie Hope, scoring a relieving goal with a superb finish past the keeper.
The result finished 2-2, and man of the match was awarded to Sophie Winder for her tremendous saves left, right and centre, keeping KS in the game.