Seventh heaven for Upminster against Chelmsford
PUBLISHED: 11:00 16 November 2018
East Women’s One South: Upminster 7 Chelmsford seconds 0
Upminster women’s firsts enjoyed a comprehensive 7-0 success at home to Chelmsford seconds in East One South.
The game started strongly for Upminster as they gave the Chelmsford defence a lot of work to do.
Alexa Marston, Jemma Cresswell and Riva Siggins all put in hard shifts in the forward line to turn the ball over and create chances.
Upminster convincingly converted the first opportunity with a skilful run from Marston on the right hand side and around the baseline, before finding Cresswell at the back post to make it 1-0.
Upminster did not sit back as goal number two quickly followed in a similar fashion with Megan Miller running it through for Cresswell to hit home again.
Defenders Lauren Slater, Niamh Robeson, Faye Dixey and Annie Simpson weren’t letting Chelmsford have any room to threaten Charlotte Triggs in goal.
Goal number three came and went like a bullet as a decisive injection to Slater was hit home on the near post and that was all that was needed to further Upminster’s lead into half time.
On a high, Upminster showed no signs of slowing down in the second half, moving the ball so well that Chelmsford rarely had possession.
Patience was clearly a lesson learnt by Upminster, keeping continuous possession and shooting to make it count.
A pass from Slater to Amy Blackwell on top of the D led to a brilliant run to eliminate the Chelmsford defence and get goal four by a strong hit into the far corner.
The speed of Siggins was just too much to handle for the away side as she managed to run across field and find Jackie Hilton with a strike so powerful the deflection lobbed the keeper for the fifth.
After setting up many of the plays, Siggins took her chance to join the scoresheet in picking up the ball on penalty spot and taking round on her reverse to find the bottom corner.
The final goal came when Miller sent the ball far side for Slater for a powerful finish.
Saturday sees Upminster visit Canterbury seconds.