Sat 2nd Oct 2021 @ 23:55:58 (176 Views)
Charnock Girls U12 Purple (0) v (6) Dronfield Town Girls U12 Reds
Saturday 2nd October 2021
Venue: Springs Academy Pitch 5
KO Time: 11am
Today saw our U12 Purples play their 1st home game of the season against a strong Dronfield team who have been together a few years. This was our girls 4th game together as a team and some are still learning each other's names but for the 1st time this season, we had 2 substitutes and the girls were all in good spirits after last weeks win.
The Winter weather had seemed to really set in this morning and we stuck with the same starting line up from last week, We started with Charlotte upfront, Niana and Harmonie were together in the middle and Evie was sat infront of our back 2 for cover. We had Neiva and Marnie at the back, with Amber and Violet out wide. We can see that the girls are really starting to gel and improve week on week.
The 1st half was a tough one where we struggled to get out of our own half. Our girls worked hard but Dronfields experience showed and at half time the score was 0-5.. Credit to the girls as they never gave up and their heads never dropped. Our girls came out in the second half and created a few early chances and a few breaks into the oppositions half and with Amara making some great saves stopping Dronfield, the girls kept the 2nd half at 0-0 till the last minute when Dronfield charged down a goal kick and made it 0-6.
Today saw the girls come up against a strong team and after initially struggling, they grew into the game, got their tackles in and kept their shape producing a great 2nd half performance.
Today's player of the match was Amara who produced some great saves and was picked out by the Dronfield Manager as player of the game. Although a tough game, Neiva and Marnie are growing in confidence at the back with Evie making the midfield role just Infront of the defense her own. Violet and Amber out wide played well by making forward runs as well as covering at the back when required. Niana, Harmonie and Charlotte working well together up top and Lola and Tamzin came on from the bench, stepping into their positions well. Picking a starting team is getting harder each week as the team are improving every week and growing together.
Next week, its a short journey to Middlewood Rovers and we have things to work on in training this week. It looks like Winter is on its way and so now is the time to purchase your thermals. It is going to be an exciting season for the girls and is a pleasure to watch them grow together as a team each week.
Well done girls - Craig