JTC Jersey Wanderers vs Ormer FC Ladies, Sunday 26th February 2017
Ormer Ladies travelled to Jersey for a development game against JTC Wanderers FC. Both sides were keen to give new players match time and an opportunity to play 11 aside. Ormer travelled with a squad 18 including players new to the game.
With Wanderers being let down by their goalkeeper Ormer made use of their two keepers by offering their services to the home side.
Ormer started strong with some good attacking play forcing K Marquis into some good saves in the Wanderers goal.
After 20 minutes the deadlock was broken with a good pull back from the far post by J Page who found L Strange at the top of the box who made no mistake by placing it in the top corner.
Wanderers kept Ormer at bay with some good defending. Ormer, playing in blue and white, continued to pressure forcing a last ditched tackle on new striker Carla Santos. Strange then stepped up to double the lead from the resulting penalty.
From the restart C Simon was quick to make it 3-0 with a good finish, 4 minutes she extended Ormer’s lead further.
Changes were made to ensure all travelling players were given a good amount of match time, making the most of the opportunity to build and improve as a team.
With the away team still on top Page netted to make it 5. Ormer’s fitness continued to show as they remained on top forcing mistakes in the Wanderers defence. An unfortunate handball in the area resulting in D Marsden slotting home from the spot.
Just before the final whistle Simon got her deserved hat-trick.
Credit to Wanderers for making the game possible and being great hosts. Ormer now plan to travel to the UK at the end of April to gain further experience.