RS Women’s first team booked an impressive win against Futsal Club Westland. At Woudestein campus the home team was surprisingly the better side for most of the game. Thanks to a number of slick passing combinations and plays, the leaders didn’t stand a chance against the RS Women’s team and were seen in a 4-1 defeat.

After two victories in a row it seemed like RS were in form and might even have a chance against leaders FCW. But it wasn’t expected to be an easy game against these opponents, especially considering FCW’s considerable 11-point lead over second place RS. FCW’s forward line was especially dangerous, seeing that they’d already scored 80 goals so far this season. RS knew they could expect a difficult game.

Strapping ladies

The moment the FCW players entered the field of play it was obvious as to why they were leading the division. Strapping ladies with an average age at least twice that of RS. This made no impression on the home team, however as they dominated play from the kick-off.

A good starting phase in the game quickly produced a goal for the students. A beautiful through-ball through the heart of the FCW defence led to a deserved opening goal. The home team then continued to create chances but were unable to add to their tally.

After fifteen minute the opponents scored at the other end following a rebound. This equaliser apparently did not affect the RS players – a minute later it was 2-1 following another defence-splitting pass. The rest of the first half saw the game go back and forth with both teams creating chances. One of these chances resulted in a goal following a flowing attack down the right side by the home team, with the ball finding the back of the net after a controlled shot.

RS was also the better team for most of the second half. A few minutes after the break a good play from the side was rewarded with a goal: 4-1. The experienced FCW ladies were unable to break out from the pressure applied by the home team and seemed at times desperate. They mustered a few shots from distance and that was all the Westland team could manage. RS controlled the game until the final whistle

'They let us to play our type of game'

Captain and RS committee chair Anna Koster (EUR Sociology student) hadn’t expected it to be so easy: “The away match against FCW ended 1-1, and we found it difficult. Our opponents have a lot of experience and we were a bit wary about playing them.” Looking back now there was no need to be nervous: “Today they were constantly on the defensive and they let us play our type of game. Our fitness levels were also much better”.