Sun 19th Sep 2021 @ 19:48:52 (127 Views)
SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2021 - KICKOFF: 10.43
WISEWOOD PLAYING FIELD
WISEWOOD GIRLS (1) 2 V 1 (1) CHARNOCK RIDGEWAY GIRLS PURPLES
This was the second game for our newly formed U12 purples team. We had 9 girls confirmed to play in today’s game. Ed completed the warm up with the team practising one-twos and shooting,winning the ball back and passing.
We set the girls 3 general objectives, positive forward passing, shooting when near or in the opponents’ box and for the girls to pace themselves. We did not have any substitutes and it was a very warm day so the team needed to ensure they could play to the best of their potential for the full match. Going with a 1-4-3-1 formation, with Amara as captain the team put in an excellent performance every player giving 100% right up to the final whistle.
During the first half we put good pressure on our opposition and following a corner we won a penalty due to a hand ball. Harmonie took responsibility and scored from the spot. A really close and competitive match, Wisewood girls levelled the game shortly before the end of the first half.
The second half was just as close and entertaining as the first. Our defence of Amara, Marnie and Neiva was well organised and resilient. Playing together for the first time they worked hard and communicated well. This was Marnie’s first game and she showed great potential. Tamzin also helped in defence and was tireless until full time. Harmonie, Tiana and Amber made some powerful and skilful runs, Charlottes work rate and positioning was excellent and Violet provided pace and accurate passing all match.
A solid entertaining game and for a team that’s only played together once before, there is no doubt we have a great season ahead of us. All the girls did themselves proud in today’s match and it was very difficult to choose a POTM. However, Amara was outstanding in goal and her leadership both on and off the pitch was inspiring. Well done Amara.
Sharon Price Assistant Coach