BURGESS HILL TOWN LADIES IN FINAL FOR 2nd SUCCESSIVE SEASON
Pagham Ladies 0 Burgess Hill Town Ladies 1 [ Millie Morley ]
This was a typical Cup game with both teams hoping to be Cup Finalist. Last season the Hillians met Pagham in the 1st rnd and easily beat them 5-3 but now they found Pagham a much improved team .
With the pitch far inferior to that which the Hillians are accustomed they took time to adjust , the closest they came to scoring was when Jess Gray saw her shot pushed onto the bar.
Neither side seemed to have their shooting boots on although with 30 mins gone Pagham hit the bar , and half time came with neither side deserving to be ahead.
The 2nd half saw change of tactics and a more dominant and committed Hillians and within 10 minutes they took the lead , a well judged ball from Gray finding Milly Morley who calmly placed the ball past the keeper.
The game continued with increasing intensity, but no further score although Di Vilciu , Caitlin Garden, and Gray all had chances.
The Hillians had to endure a nailbiting final 2 or 3 minutes of goalmouth scrambles before the final whistle heralded a Hillians victory which they deserved .
Hillians Di Vilciu was Manager Mark Bishop’s “Player of the Match”, she probably covered more ground than any other player , working relentlessly throughout the whole game to help secure our place in the final.
This win make it 4 wins and a draw in their last 5 games , all due to hard team work.