An injury to Maddy in the closing stages of the game with Bridgford Dragons cast a cloud over a convincing win. She was tackled in the area and broke her collar bone in the fall. We all wish her well for a speedy return. The referee awarded a penalty. But it was brilliantly saved.
Maddy, who scored four last week, had another excellent game. Scoring twice and forming a lethal partnership with Flo which tore apart Bridgford in the opening minutes. She scored the first and provided the cross for Flo to make it 2-0.
Radcliffe were looking really strong in midfield with Edie, Erin, Belle and then Carys and Mia all contributing to a fine team performance. But it was Maddy and Flo who stole the show in the first half. The third goal saw Flo cross for Maddy. For the 4th, Maddy returned the compliment.
At the back, Grace, Katie, Amber and Immie all looked strong. But the eye-catching performance was from Emma in goal. She had little to do for long periods, but kept her concentration. She made a very brave save in the first half, coming out to deny a Bridgford attacker. And made three terrific stops in the second half. Her kicking from hand was excellent. And it was no surprise that Mark awarded her Player of the Day.
Radcliffe went into the second half 4-0 up. And Flo added two more to give her 4 for the match. Her finishing was top notch. And she showed a new side to her game, fiercely challenging the opposition. Others looked good going forward. Immie went on a fifty yard run only to be denied. Mia combined with Flo only to see Bridgford clear for a corner. And Erin's kicks always caused problems. But this was a great team performance and a well deserved victory.