Tough test for Steelwomen
A point gained in away fixture
Oadby are very tough opposition, experienced and used to finishing in the top half consistently at this level, so this away fixture was always going to be the hardest that the Steelwomen have faced to date. From kick off Oadby lived up to their reputation and took a stranglehold on the game, rarely giving Corby any chance to breath or build on the limited possession they had. Thankfully Shana Haynes
was is superb form in the Corby goal and kept an advancing Oadby at bay. On the half hour mark, Corby managed a rare attack getting behind the defence, forcing a corner, this led to another corner which resulted in Corby taking the lead against the run of play, Stacey McConville
finishing from close range after Laura Dodwell
had steered Shannon Brown
's corner goalwards. Oadby would continue knocking on the door but Corby took the advantage into the break.
The second half would again see Oadby being the dominant side and they eventually got the breakthrough with a back post header on the hour mark, the game then appeared to be over after Oadby dispatched a penalty on 75. This seemed to spur Corby on and Oadby perhaps for to first time dropped their tempo allowing Corby to find inroads, some hassling from the front by Nicole Andrejczuk
won the ball back high up the pitch allowing Nicole Coull
to equalise with a long range piledriver. A short while later and with the clock ticking Nicole Andrejczuk
forced her way through the back line and finished with a nice lob from distance. Somehow Corby were ahead again! 92 mins on the clock and Oadby hit back with a long range effort of their own.
Football is a strange game, in a match Corby were rarely in, the Steelwomen trudged off the pitch disappointed not to have won. MOM Shana Haynes