Another home game and another new line up for the ladies 1s.
Early attacking play saw Bicester put Phoenix and Ranleigh on the back foot and they had to work hard to keep Bicester from taking an early lead with strong attacking play.
Bicester's midfield line up of Abbie, Faye, Beth & Bea showed great promise for the season with excellent linking and communication. Despite their hard work, P+R's strong defensive line held strong and the goal wouldn't come.
As the game progressed, P+R seized a scrappy goal opportunity despite skilled defending from Hollie, Laura and Olah. Mollie also showed off her ball skills and gained a new admirer for her efforts.
With the half time score line at 0-1, Bicester remained positive and keen to regain the lead. Unfortunately the P+R goalie had other ideas and saved some strong attacking shots. A penalty corner from Irish was milimetres from Ness' stick and Sheryl's scoring opportunity was denied as the goalie put her foot down (on the ball).
The final few minutes were hard fought but Bicester couldn't gain the advantage. A third goal from P+R happened, but we'll just not mention it. Jo was on form in goal for most of the match but she must have had a 'senior' moment.
Despite the scoreline, everyone was still smiling at the final whistle and determined to work together and regain our sparkle as we move forward.
Final score: Bicester 0 - 3 Phoenix and Ranleigh
Dame of the Game: Abbie Stevens
Tit of the Team: Jo Underhill
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.