Times Chronicle & Public Spirit - - OPINION - By Nick Iuele

fn the midst of an in­tense de­fen­sive gameI even one goal can make the dif­fer­ence be­tween a win and a loss.

Al­though Jenk­in­town’s mDWFK DJDLnsW 3OumsWHDG CKULsWLDn wDs TuLWH HYHn, WKH arakes came out on top with one swing of Emma ail- Oon’s sWLFN, wLn­nLnJ 1-0 Ln D cru­cial Bi­cen­ten­nial League game. ae­spite a great deal oI SUHs­suUH IUom 3OumsWHDG Ln WKH ODsW 10 mLnuWHs oI WKH gameI Jenk­in­town fended them off and got the re­sult it was look­ing for.

“We came out know­ing we had to winI it was do or die for usI” Jenk­in­town coach Katie Small said. “Ev­ery girl came out giv­ing over 200 SHUFHnW. 7KLs wLn wDs D tes­ta­ment to how this sea­son is go­ing and f couldn’t be prouder of them.”

7KH fiUsW KDOI wDs D GHIHn­sive bat­tle mostly played in WKH mLG­fiHOG. AOWKouJK WKHUH were spurts off offensive pres­sure for both teamsI nei­ther held it for more than a IHw mLnuWHs DW D WLmH. 3Oum­stead prob­a­bly had the best chances of the halfI but all wHUH TuHOOHG Ey -HnNL­nWown goal­keeper Claire Lip­payI wKo KDG fiYH oI KHU 10 sDYHs Ln WKH fiUsW KDOI.

Jenk­in­town opened the sec­ond half with the knowl­edge that a win was an ab­so­lute ne­ces­sity and the Lady arakes played like it. Af­ter WDNLnJ WKH fiUsW FouSOH oI min­utes of the sec­ond stanza

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