On Saturday our women’s 3rds – Penguin Rockhoppers – travelled to Basingstoke to play the final games in Phase 1 of the BWPL (15/16 October).
The first match was against Liverpool Water Beatles who were top of the League. They were a speedy team of spritely young players but we fought back and played well as a team. Fee Greer battled monumentally hard to force some kick outs, and we were able to use the man-ups to score and take us to victory, 7-5.
The second match against South Derbyshire was tough! At half time the teams were level at 6-6, then South Derbyshire went up a gear and scored 5 goals in the last quarter giving a final score 8-12. Particular mention to Emma Stapleton for her fantastic goal scoring and her first hat trick for the Rockhoppers!
These results put us fifth in the table and secured our place in the new Championship 2 for the rest of the League season. Great result!