Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 21:05:26 (143 Views)
Charnock Purple U13 Girls (0) V Pogmore Girls U13 (6)
Back in the game once more, Charnock were immediately caught out by a fast attack by Pogmore making it 0-1 after 2 minutes. However, the girls had walked on confident and this wasn't going to shake them down. They regrouped and went back to producing some good passing, defending and dribbling.
Some spirited play by Melika and Basia saw several strong attacks mounted. Diane looked strong in defence, supported by Iris, Lizzie and Leela and there was plenty of opportunity playing the ball out of defence, catching Basia, and Asha's feet and some tidy midfield work from Milly, Ruby and Melika. Improvement on kicks up the field, and a couple more goals were conceded.
The second half saw a refreshed and more resilient team enter the field. The half time team talk had given the girls time to reflect. We saw outstanding play from Diane, making strong challenges, tackling and equally matching the attacking player. Basia equally shone, taking chances, making opportunities and making direct passes with communication and after only her second match, she deserves the recognition.
Asha played her heart out as usual, she made clear challenges, determined to move the ball through the field. Solid play by Ruby, this week’s Captain, a joy to watch her take on board everything she has learned and becoming one of our strongest players, passing, tackling, dribbling and pressuring. Ella stood firm in goal and made some excellent saves. She is sharp, steely and always on it and growing in strength. Milly came back this week to pre-lockdown strength and never stops, with some excellent support and challenge in the wings and returning it up the wing. Second half, Poppy pushed her speed and tried very hard to move the ball up. Keris had her debut game today and was asked to mark a player, which she fearlessly did and moved well, keeping with the player at all times. Well done Keris! Asha, superb throw ins, throughout!
Pogmore were the stronger team today and we now need to grow from this and give ourselves a pat on the back, because today we found our old self and the emerging competitive team we were developing. So proud!!! Super well done today Girls!
Players of the Match
Basia and Diane
See you Tuesday.
Claire, Marc, Julie and Kim.