The Sumas got off to a flying start against a talented, fit and fast Thatcham side. Alice Lilley pounced on a through ball from Caroline and rounded the keeper to make it 1-0 inside 90 secs. A blinding start and already the two groups of players starting to gel.
Within 6 minutes it was 2-0 with Sophie Mabbett reacting fastest in the box and slotted the ball into the bottom left corner of the Thatcham net. The 3rd was not far behind with Sophie smashing an Alice layoff into the top right corner. Thatcham then rallied to claw back 3 goals without reply. 3-3 at half time and the second half was teed up nicely for an enthralling finish.
A subtle formation adjustment and Caroline was soon sliding Tina Leahy in on goal who made no mistake to beat an on rushing keeper to find the top left corner. The Sumas had taken a 4-3 lead but it was soon all level after another Thatcham strike.