Sun 19th Sep 2021 @ 15:53:20 (135 Views)
Charnock Girls U12 Red (2) v Steel City Wanderers Girls U12 (5)
The first home game of the season saw us host Steel City Wanderers.
With injuries and illness we were down to 9 players, so it was going to be tough with no subs.
At kick off Steel City started brightly putting us under some early pressure but the defensive line of Olivia, Lacey and Evie M stood strong, with Jess pulling some good saves.
Steel City pressure eventually proved too much, scoring 3 quick fire goals which seem to wake us up and we started to play some good one-two’s and getting down the flanks creating shooting opportunities for Hera and Niamh. Merci was, as ever, busy with her silky skills creating opportunities for herself and others. Evie C and Emily were battling hard in midfield. We showed some creativity in our corner taking trying short corners as well as crossing into the box. HALF TIME 3-0
Second half we started well, with Merci going close on a couple of occasions, we piled the pressure on but Steel City always looked dangerous on the counter attack, scoring their 4th goal. The girls kept on trying, their heads never dropped, they would get their reward when Merci won the ball from a Steel City goal kick, running past 2 players to slot home past the keeper making it 4-1.
Still pushing for more goals we were hit on the counter again, an excellent strike and Jess had no chance. Looking tired the 9 players never stopped and got another goal, coming from Emily who shot from long-range, flying past the Steel City keeper and making a final score of 5-2.
We were really pleased for Emily as we have been telling her to shoot more from range and she got her reward with a goal as well as taking Player of the Game.
Well done to all 9, with no subs it was always going to be tough but we were proud of you all. You never gave in and everyone gave 100%.
Thanks Steel City, good luck with the season.