Another home game for the ladies today. A game of testing a new back line and players facing new challenges in positioning.
Both teams started off strong, pressing high and keeping a high strong backline. Lower Hopton maintained the high press which saw them taking the lead from a well delivered corner within the first 10 minutes of the game.
As we progressed into the first half. Zahraa scored for Bradford United from another corner in the game wonderfully delivered by Henna, ending the half one a-piece.
At halftime, the message to the girls was to stay sharp and be first to the ball. Straight after Sora saved a penalty Bradford played a pass out from a goal kick to Henna, the teams goal assisting merchant. Henna, once again, taking the ball on the left hand side and sending a perfectly weighted pass to Zahra who took her chance finished it off nicely making it 2-1 to Bradford United.
Bradford kept pushing for another goal but a mixture of shots off target, long balls and tired players saw Lower Hopton pull the lead back making it 2-5.
In the final 5 minutes of the game, Bradford United won a free kick just outside the halfway circle. With still minutes to go Zahraa was ambitious enough to attempt an astonishing free kick hitting the back of the net pulling a goal back to make it 3-5.
As the clock ticked on, Bradford United ran out of time and the match finished 3-5 with a lot of positives to take from it.
GS: Zahraa x3