A good start, but the pressure tells

HEBDEN Royd’s first home game of the season saw a dream start in the fourth minute when Cait Wrigley found Lockwood on the edge of the penalty area who scored with ease.

Hebden have made a habit of scoring in the first five minutes and on past form they might have been expected to build on this.

However complacency and a lack of discipline saw them crumble under pressure from the visitors.

In the space of 20 minutes Tingley scored five goals and without heroic play from keeper the deficit could have been even more by half-time.

Without the influential Cobham due to injury and other players on holiday Hebden had no substitutes and were forced to continue with the starting 11.

Tactical changes were made and Hebden appeared to rally with great effort from Ruth Woodhead and Hanna Jones.

Another breakaway goal from Tingley saw them 1-6 down but then a solo effort from Rebecca Payne saw her lob the keeper with great skill.

Tingley got their seventh heaven in the last 10 minutes to bring Hebden back down to earth with a bump.

Hebden will reflect on individual performances with bad attitude and even sulking not characteristics to display on the football field.

The fact that Hebden’s keeper, Statham was awarded ‘man of the match’ speaks volumes as the side lost 7-2.