Jackson nets 2 to gain 4s' 2nd win of season
The Fourth Women’s Land Army division, arrived for this away match ready to plough a new furrow and sow the seeds for a new crop of Jackson goals.
The harvest began with one such goal in the first half and the team defended their position magnificently with Captain Richards firmly controlling the central position and, player of the match - not so Private Nipps Cunningham, ably scattering the ball along with exceedingly polite instructions about man to man combat.
In the second half, seed drill Sergeant Gooding continued to defend her netted trench alongside the troop of backs who keenly waved their sickles to ensure that the opposition were unable to penetrate their position on more than one occasion. Lance Corporal Bruce planted the belief that a victory would be possible on the sands of this beach like pitch, despite the challenge of the fallen leaves on the northern flank.
Following some drizzly irrigation and an engaging team dog fight in the western position, Jackson fired another home and by the final horn, blown by Farmer Walker, the scared Crows had conceded the battle 2-1 and the Lewes allies delightedly secured their second win of this fallow season.
With the seeds of doubt gone and with the fruits of their labouring runs around the fields of Sussex finally ripening, these Lewes Ladies are all set for a greater yield in the, hopefully, more fertile months ahead.
Report by Julia Hoare.