Mon 27th Jan 2020 @ 14:54:48 (394 Views)
Handsworth Junior Girls U12 (5) vs Charnock Ridgeway Girls U12 Red (0)
This week we came up against a very fast side in Handsworth. They played similar football to us with quick counter-attacks. We battIed throughout the whole of the match and I don't think I have ever seen the girls run so much. I felt towards the end of the match a bit of exhaustion set in as we were very flat footed and made more mistakes, which allowed Handsworth to run away with this. But the girls never stopped trying to score. Our attackers never gave up always trying to break through the defence. It was end to end stuff. We were very unlucky to not get onto the score card and the girls deserved to. Once again, the game could have been very different had we finished our chances.
Our midfield did a great job supporting the defence, constantly tracking back to provide cover and support when Handsworth counterattacked. They were also a pivotal link with getting the ball out of the defence and up to the attackers. The defence did well to deal with the speed at which the opposition attacked. I think we just need to work on Pressing and Covering a bit more so that if the opposition do get past a defender there is another one there to sweep up. But nothing against the defence as they put in their all. Hopefully we can add a few more players to our squad which means that we have more fresh legs when we need them and also give us more options in terms of formation and tactics.
This weeks’ Player of the Week was unanimously voted for by me and all the squad. Mollie volunteered to go in goal for the first half and did an amazing job under very hard circumstances and against very good opposition. She then decided to carry on in goal in the second half. Very brave and thank you so much for volunteering. Keep up the amazing attitude all of you!