By Harry Low
If Supernova’s second half performance the week before was sensational, this one was woeful, as they went down 14-8 to Highbury at Petchey Academy.
The day had started off well enough, as the team watched Supernova win the battle of the third teams in the derby day’s first clash.
And at half time, with the score at 7-6 anything was possible. However, while Highbury doubled their goal tally in the second half, Supernova failed to score from open play and that, ultimately separated the two sides.
Supernova reacted well to falling behind with a penalty from your correspondent and a monster long shot from captain Drew to make it 2-1.
Indeed, Supernova went in front four times and were pegged back each time by a Highbury equaliser in a high octane first 25. See the goals below
Your correspondent scored a drop off – a “great moving goal” according to chief note-taker Nicola – before another leveller made it 3-3.
Skipper Tom scored a penalty. Highbury equalised. With the ends changed, Rachel burst through the heart of the defence running behind her player “after a great long pass to the post from your correspondent” – (according to chief note-taker Nicola) to make it 5-4.
Another Highbury equaliser was followed by sixth goal for the home side before a goal from former Highburian Morven, making her first appearance for the second team this season, to make it 6-6.
The home side had the final say of the half to lead 7-6 at the break.
The second half started inauspiciously with your correspondent missing a penalty and Highbury extending their lead to 10-6. Your correspondent then won and scored two penalties to make it 10-8, offering hope of a comeback.
Sadly, at this point Highbury scored four goals in five minutes to end Supernova hopes of beating their arch rivals for the second time this season.