Sat 15th May 2021 @ 17:24:59 (148 Views)
Charnock Ridgeway Girls U11 Reds (4) V Hallam Rangers U11 Greens (0) - Shield Game
Today we welcomed Hallam Rangers and following the awful tragedy earlier this week that shook grassroots football, both teams respectfully took a minutes silence before the game.
Perfect conditions today and the game started evenly combative in the middle but no end product to note. Early on, we made some tremendous buildup and linkup play which was great on the eye, especially Jessica, who was driving down the left hand side with purpose.
Even with our early pressure, the Hallam girls were defending really well. Some great short corners saw us getting close to scoring however it took a low powerful shot from Poppy to finally break the deadlock.
The half finished still pretty even at that point.
Second half we flowed much better and our players were sticking to their positions and winning duals against their opposition players. Our defenders were also more organised after the break. Some great play gave Honey a breakaway down the right hand side and opened up for a shot which she took well into the bottom corner. This upped our confidence and we really took the game to Hallam.
Jessica was outstanding today and got herself a goal. She picked the ball up, took a couple of touches and from distance, lofted the ball giving the hallam keeper no chance. It was an absolute worldie and the beaming smile on her face after suggested she thought so too.
Still the girls were relentless driving forward and delivering some superb crosses, giving our girls good opportunities but we were not quite clinical enough today. The game was put to bed by a blistering low drive by Merci after an excellent run by Maisie.
A great game to watch with lots of endeavour from both Hallam and ourselves. Well done everyone.
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