There have been a few changes in the Oxted Women’s team since last season, with some players moving on to new teams and some great new additions coming in and taking us from strength to strength.
The ladies got their season off to a fantastic start with a massive 7-1 win away vs Guildford City on 10 September, in the South East County Women’s Football League, Surrey Division 1.
The weather was a scorching 28 degrees but this didn’t seem to have any effect on the women, with goals coming from four different players. This was a great team effort, but a big well done goes to Becky Bays for her hat-trick and winning Player of the Match (POTM).
The ladies continued their winning streak on 17 September away to Guildford Saints, with another huge 7-1 win despite the torrential rain, thunder and lightning. Another strong team performance, with players showing their talents all over the pitch and, again, goals coming from four different players. Paige Bradley netted four of those, videos of which can be seen on our Instagram! Congratulations to Ashley Collier-Stone for taking POTM, after covering a distance of almost 10km in central midfield.
24 September saw us meet the familiar but tough opposition of Old Tiffinians away from home. Last season they beat us twice and we drew once. This game proved to be a very physical battle, with us taking the lead after 20 minutes and managing to hold on until half-time. Old Tiffinians came out strong after the break, winning and converting a penalty early on and levelling the scores. This gave them the momentum and a few minutes later they scored again from a close-range header, giving them a 2-1 lead.
We kept our composure and continued to be positive, trying hard to keep possession and take our opportunities when they came. We finally got our break in the 85th minute with a fantastic team goal, winning the ball back in defence and getting it up to our strikers. In the end nothing could separate the two teams, and the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Both goals were scored by Kayleigh Stenning earning her the POTM votes by her teammates.
Our next game is a cup fixture vs Reigate WFC on 8 October. Follow us on our socials for more regular updates.