MSA & Frenford FC 4 - 3 Peckham Pigeons FC
Goalscorers: Shifa (3), Tayyiba
MShifa scored a hat-trick as MSA & Frenford made a stunning comeback in a thrilling second half to beat PPFC 4-3. The ladies were 3-0 down at half time but turned it around with a performance that displayed belief, determination and grit. It was a fitting end to a season that has seen plenty of nail-biting encounters.
PPFC took advantage of the huge gaps in our defence during the first half, finding plenty of space to move the ball about. The ladies struggled to string more than a couple of passes together and it quickly went downhill when the opposition took advantage and scored three goals in quick succession.
All hopes of a comeback and potential league win seemed to be gone.
The sides returned to the pitch for the second half with MSA determined not to end an excellent season on a low. With nothing to lose, Shifa was moved from her usual defensive position to strike, with Pooja and Zaina manning the defence. The tactical change made an instant difference. MSA pulled back three goals before Shifa scored the winner five minutes before full time, sealing three points and a 2nd placed finish.
The ladies gave it their all throughout the season and whilst it was unfortunately not enough to win the league, there is plenty to be proud of, and plenty to look forward to next season.