1st XI Term 1 Round Up 21/22
We started the year off during preseason with a great effort from all the girls! With an extremely sparce team initially, the 1s welcomed in a lot of 2s (and even some 3s) players that all had amazing potential and a great work ethic. Preseason also saw the introduction of our 3 lovely freshers on the 1s, big up Ro, Felicity and Alice!
The season got underway with a draw against Market Harborough. A tough game considering we lacked practice and players, but this didn’t stick for long and we remained undefeated for a large portion of this term. Highlights of wins include our first BUCS game against Brum 5s with a cheeky 2-1 win, and a MASSIVE win against Oxford 2s with a score line of 3-1. This put us at the top of the table in BUCS and has solidified our position in contention for promotion.
Highlights of the Saturday League involve some great play and lovely wins against Towcester, Warwick 2s, Loughborough Town (my ends), Daventry and Coventry. We are currently sitting 3rd in the league, with the hope of smashing our future games to keep us here!
Some not quite highlights include a loss against Oxford Brookes and Warwick 1s, alongside the captain’s post-birthday party draw against Rugby. I really believe that this will not be the case next term, and that we have a BIG big chance of beating all 3 teams in the next match.
Our chances of winning any kind of cup were dramatically smashed by some not so great penalties against Notts 6s. Special shoutout to Ro for being the only person that knew how to do a flick. I would also just like the mention that this was the day of Chelsea and Laura(2nd)’s rejection from Oxford, an iconic moment.
Off of the pitch, we’ve had some rather sexy socials. A curry night in a (rather pricy) curry house was my personal highlight. But we’ve also gone bowling with UWMHC 1s and have had a very successful secret Santa, in which I gave literally everyone in POP a lolly and we severely annoyed anyone that didn’t have a whistle lolly.
Its been a term full of funnies and hockey, and I genuinely cannot wait to see what the next term brings this fab team!! We are Warwick 1s!!