Marjon make easy work of Bristol UWE with an emphatic 15-0 victory in BUCS competition.
On a cold blustery day on campus, Marjon Women’s Football Team stormed to a 15-0 win against UWE which proved vital for their goal difference in the fight against Bath University for top spot. Seven goals from in-form striker Lucy Atkinson helped steer the team to a hefty triumph over their Somerset opponents.
Marjon started the game positively by scoring two goals in quick succession, Atkinson (4’) and Dionne Igalawuye (5’). As the game progressed, the Bristol goalkeeper made some all-important saves to prevent Marjon taking further advantage. However, Marjon started to finish their chances more frequently and scored a further five before half time (23’, 26’, 40’, 42’, 45’).
The second half started off slowly with Bristol having the better pick of the possession but that wasn’t to last long. Marjon were awarded a free kick near the half way line, which was taken quickly via through ball and finished in the bottom right corner by yet again Atkinson (56’), this was followed by an onslaught from the striker who went on to score another four goals in ten minutes which secured her, her double hat-trick. The game was done and dusted, but Marjon did not hesitate to push on and score more goals, another one coming from Amber Pollock (74’) who also managed to bag herself a hat-trick. There was hardly much threat on the Marjon goal throughout the whole game meaning their goalkeeper, Jordy Tubb had a very quiet afternoon in net.
An all round impressive display by the whole Marjon squad, and a performance that really puts them in great stead for the up-coming varsity that’s now right around the corner.
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By Sam Clark & Lewis Blackmore
Photo: Harrison Lane