By Finola Fitzpatrick.
AFC Unity played Sheffield Wednesday Ladies Development on the 20th December in their final league game before Christmas.
Manager Jay Baker said “It’s the best football AFC Unity has ever played.”
Although Unity was down 1-0 at half-time, there was a general feeling that the team had been unlucky getting goals.
Not to be defeated, every player entered the second half with a fierce determination to bounce back and perform well as a team.
Incredibly Lucy Strutt went on to score two goals in the second half, and at one point it looked like it was going to be a hat trick.
Eliah Ward also scored an impressive goal for Unity, which helped to seal our 3-2 victory.
What made this game special was how everybody really pulled together in the second half.
Win or lose, everyone just wanted to play their best and go away from the pitch knowing they’d given it their all.
It’s great seeing training pay off, because we passed well, countered quickly, and had bad luck in the final third. But we never gave up. The integrity of the team and this club is reflected in the football we play, as well as in the incredible generosity of our football for food campaign. – AFC Unity manager Jay Baker