12:00PM, Friday 01 November 2019
The Ladies 1sts were held to a 2-2 draw in their clash against Surbiton Ladies 3rds on Saturday, prolonging their search for a first win of the season with six games played in Division 1.
Defender Bex Miall netted a rare finish to put her side in the ascendancy approaching the game’s finale. But the goal proved fruitless as Surbiton were able to level the game with twenty minutes to go with a skillful finish past goalkeeper Rebecca Adlard.
According to Miall, a positive outlook is key and the club captain is optimistic Maidenhead will pick up their first three points of the season sooner rather than later.
“The game against Surbiton was an end-to-end match and we definitely had them on the back foot for the last 15 minutes,” said Miall.
“It was an agonisingly close result and we came off the pitch thinking we could have won the match.
“It’s encouraging to see that things are starting to come together and it’s just the case of being positive and training hard.
“I’m sure we’re going to get three points in the next two or three weeks.
“We’ve played the top half of the league so it’s now in our hands to keep training hard and trusting the process to pick up a win.”
Maidenhead face local rivals Marlow on Saturday, and Miall is excited at the prospect of securing the team’s first victory over opposition she is familiar with.
“Everybody is really excited for Saturday and it’s always good to play a team local to you,” she said.
“We are quite good friends with some of the Marlow players outside of hockey so there’s been a bit of banter throughout the week.
“It’s an old rivalry and an old game. It’s got the making of a classic so we’re going to see if we can deliver and get our first three points against them.”
Maidenhead Ladies 1sts will get the clash underway at 11.30am.
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