Best of the season
By Albert Hall
Having given up home advantage Haslemere produced there best performance of the season to defeat mid table rivals.
It was clear from the first whistle that Haslemere were not going to allow Horsley to dominate them as they had earlier in the season. Haslemere had a dream start when after only 2 minutes Zoe hit an unstoppable drive from the edge of the box to put them 1 up. Haslemere continued to press high up the pitch and dominated possession and territory. The lively attack led by Emine created a number of chances and it was no surprise when following a defence splitting pass from Lily Emine fired home. Horsley had no answer to Haslemere's presing game and Maisy had little to do. The home team can consider themselves fortunate to only be 2 - 0 behind at the break.
Horsley came to life in the second half and as the game opened up both sides created chances. Only a superb last ditch tackle by Anna stopped Horsley pulling a goal back. Unfortunately Anna was injured in the process and had to leave the field. A re shuffle saw Cara moved to centre back and she put her body on the line a number of times to block goal bound shots. Lily and Katya excelled in midfield and Emine threatened the Horsley goal on two or three occasions as Haslemere finished the game on top to finish deserved 2 - 0 winners.
This was easily Haslemere's best performance of the season and every player played their part. The big test is reproduce this form for the remainder of the season.