On Tuesday 1st May Stretton Handley football team travelled to Tupton Primary for the penultimate game of the season. Without top goal scorer LM, the Stretton team took to the field with a point to prove. Within minutes of kick off they proved that point!
Straight from kick off Stretton won a throw in. Captain LR took a long throw into the box which resulted with a defensive error and the ball hitting a defender and flying into the net to make it 1-0. Stretton continued to battle and an acrobatic over head kick from RJ threatened the Tupton goal but the Tupton goalkeeper produced an excellent save.
Tupton started to get into the game and would have scored, had it not been for excellent defending from LH and RL and then a brilliant diving save by TH. Half time 0-1 Stretton Handley.
The second half was very tight with Tupton looking for the equaliser. Stretton again defended well with GT and GH not letting the ball past them.
With around 10 minutes to go, a good dribble by MH led to a Stretton Handley corner. MT moved into midfield and was in the box ready to score her first goal for the team…and she did! The ball was crossed in and fell to MT’s feet and she powerfully smashed the ball into the bottom corner to make it 2-0.
Stretton then controlled the game to the end and with a minute to go. Vice captain LH passed to MH who ran through and slotted the ball coolly past the goalkeeper to make it 3-0.
A brilliant team performance by Stretton Handley.