Football: Marlborough Town Ladies go into 2017 with optimism
The last game of 2016 was another tough one for Marlborough Town Ladies, who lost 4-1 against Swindon Supermarine away.
The game started off positively; the central midfield passing the ball well and distributing to the wingers who worked tirelessly up and down the pitch. The defence was solid and Goalie, Robyn Hill made some tremendous one-on-one saves.
Even with the hard work and consistent quality, a momentary lapse in communication ended with a Supermarine goal 30 seconds before the half.
It was unfortunate but Marlborough did not let it get them down. They came out strong in the second half and continued to battle for every ball.
Abbii Demir had to work especially hard in a new position. She helped win tackles in the midfield whilst the team continued to pass well and communicate superbly.
A penalty and two other Supermarine attacks meant that Swindon took a greater lead but Marlborough never gave up. In the last ten minutes of the game Dani Hull made a great run down the centre of the pitch and punished Supermarine with a brilliantly placed ball in the back corner.
It was too late in the game to change the result but it was an uplifting end to a hard fought battle.
2016 was a difficult year of injuries for Marlborough Town Ladies but they can hold their heads high and look forward to the second half of the season in the new year.