Freya Gavin of RNC Hereford diving to save a shot, wearing the number 8 jersey in the centre of court.

The 2021/2022 Competition Structure returned to Reading at the University of Reading Sports Park for Matchday 3 of the Intermediate South League!

6 teams featured, including London Elephants, RNC Academy, RNC Hereford, Cambridge Town, Cambridge Gown, and Birmingham. A number of the games were well contested, with the “anyone can beat anyone” cliché in effect! As an example, Game 1 started off with RNC Academy beating Cambridge Town 12-7, 4 games later, Cambridge Town overcame RNC Hereford 15-10. In Game 8, RNC Hereford beat RNC Academy 16-12!

Conall Moore, Freya Gavin and Bobbie-Jack Spencer-Sallis all diving to save a shot for RNC Hereford, with Freya Gavin making the save in centre.

London Elephants are on the chase for the top spot of the Intermediate South League in second place with 25 points after 10 games, with Winchester currently holding a vice-like grip after playing and winning all 10 of their games so far! Matchday 3 got off to a good start with a 7-4 victory against Cambridge Gown. In the Elephant’s second fixture of the day, they played out the first draw of the season in the South League against Birmingham, which ended 7-7 in a nail-biting affair!

London Elephants at a timeout with coach Russ giving feedback. The camera is angled underneath the crossbar of the goal looking up to the players.

Cambridge Gown had a fantastic Matchday, racking up 12 points after 4 victories and 1 loss to move them up to 4th place in the league with 15 points, 3 points behind 3rd placed Croysutt Crusaders on 18 points. Kali Holder certainly bolstered Gown’s attack, in her first Intermediate Matchday of the season scoring a mightily impressive 27 goals! Cambridge Gown will hope for similar performances from everyone in the team to Matchday 3, in Matchday 4 on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May to continue their push for 3rd place!

Cambridge Gown at a timeout with coach on court giving feedback. Alex Cockerham, refereeing the game is at half way waving!

Staying in Cambridge, congratulations once again to Celine Lim of Cambridge Town for being awarded Matchday 3’s Player of the Day. Celine was fearless in defence against some powerful attacking opposition! As with all teams in attendance, Cambridge Town showed great resilience to come back from a tough 12-2 defeat to London Elephants, to narrowly lose 9-8 against Cambridge Gown. Town finished off their Matchday with a comfortable 9-4 victory versus Birmingham.

Celine of Cambridge Town wearing her player of the day medal, in her playing jersey with teamates around her ready to congratulate her.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Matchday, we could not have done it without you! Next up is the Novice Shield on Saturday 2nd April at Bromsgrove School, Worcester Road Worcestershire, Bromsgrove, B61 7DU!