In front of a large crowd at Tolworth Sports centre the team was beaten 48-28 by a mighty impressive Surrey side.
Kingston Captain Adeva Bryan blamed her team’s lack of fitness for the loss. She said “We will have to do some training with the women’s football team next week because we are getting tired to easily. Fitness is an issue but we can learn from the match.”
The game started with both teams demonstrating quick and incisive pass and move skills. Kingston were pressing hard forcing Surrey into mistakes and the Goal Shooter Theresa Onyemah was in clinical form converting most of her chances.
However things began to go wrong in the second quarter with Surrey really getting on top of Kingston, dominating possession and reacting quicker to the rebounds. By the end of this quarter they had a lead of 13-25.
Ultimately this proved too much for Kingston and whilst they tried to battle back in the next two quarters, they were left chasing shadows. The fitness issues which the captain brought up were particularly telling compared to the Surrey girls who looked a lot sharper.
Whilst the crowd left disappointed at the end there were still positives Kingston could take from the game. Onyemah’s performance in particular showed that with the right service she has the potential to cause opposition defences a lot of problems, whilst Wing Attack Charlotte Rose also showed promise with her clever use of the ball.
Surrey Coach Tamzin Greenway said “It’s always tough playing Kingston because we know from previous years that they will have a big crowd watching and they are very vocal in support of their team. Overall I’m happy with how we controlled the match and stuck to the game plan”.
The Cougars will be hoping to bounce back from this loss in their next match against Brunel.