Despite the bitterly cold weather, a big crowd turned out to watch Goldsmiths WFC take on Bend It Like Peckham in a pre-season 9-a-side friendly. The Goldsmiths Ladies were using this as an opportunity to give some of their new recruits some game time against a confident opponent.
Goldsmiths began the game with some wonderful passing plays down the pitch from side to side, however, they were failing to translate these moves into shots when they reached the final third of the pitch.
The first of Peckham’s goals came from their captain Roanna Fawcett who capitalised on a poor clearance by Goldsmiths from a corner. She followed this with a powerful free kick into the bottom left hand corner only moments later.
A break through that Goldsmiths tried to clear took a lucky deflection into the path of Peckham’s other centre forward for a one on one with the Goldsmiths keeper, which she capitalised on putting Peckham 3-0 up early on.
As the first half progressed, each team were starting to make more and more probing runs with Goldsmiths appearing to wake up a bit and spending a considerable amount of time in