Sunday 27th November 2016 saw Liverpool Ladies take on Leeds University at Greenbank. This was Liverpool’s second game in the RDL and also utilised the opportunity to raise awareness around the charity ‘Katie’s Story’, which is urgently attempting to assist raise funding for life saving stem cell treatment.
From the outset, the game was competitive with both teams playing attacking handball against a respective aggressive defence. With some accurate 12 meter shooting and creative movement, Liverpool went into the half time leading 12-10.
The second half started in similar fashion, with both teams playing an aggressive game. As the game progressed both teams were scoring goal for goal and similarly both teams were subject to a number of 2 minute suspensions. A fluent Leeds attack saw J Radnoti (Liverpool) receive a red card disqualification and for the first time in the match Leeds were able to establish a 2 goal lead. This appeared to spur Liverpool on, as they tightened their defence up, eradicated their technical errors and some fine goals by B Partington (Liverpool) saw Liverpool overturn the deficit to lead 19-16 with only 3 minutes remaining.
The last three minutes saw some technical errors creep back into Liverpool’s play, and again being punished with more 2 minute suspensions. This allowed Leeds Uni back into the game which they took advantage of. The game ended in a draw 20-20.
A big thank you to Leeds University for their contribution and effort throughout the game. Thank you for your participation and well wishes towards ‘Katie’s Story’. We look forward to visiting you for the return fixture.
Liverpool goals – C Dowling 7, A Wotjowiicz 6, B Partington 3, M Tubacka 2
Leeds Uni goals – N Terrez Cruz 14, A Andulas 2.
Events and various challenges throughout the day saw over £1000 being raised in an afternoon. For full details on Katie’s story, please visit www.gofundme.com/save-our-Katie. Please let’s help save this little girls life.