Sat 8th May 2021 @ 14:47:24 (142 Views)
Charnock Girls U11 Reds (3) v SJR Worksop Girls U11 (5) - Shield Game
Playing at home, we welcomed SJR Worksop for the 1st game of the Shield and first half we started with Grace in goal, Evie M and Lacey in defence, a midfield trio of Merci, Poppy and Emily with Niamh up front.
We started well, being strong in defence and we looked positive going forward with the ball. As the game progressed, Poppy and Merci started to link up, playing some good one/two passes leading to Merci getting through on goal to score.
We continued on the front foot creating chances and accumulating corners. Finally we scored again from a corner which we have been working on for the last 2/3 weeks which is always nice to see. The corner in from Poppy was tucked away by Merci.
We made a few changes, Evie C coming on for Niamh and Erin for Evie M. As the half progressed, Worksop grew into the game and clawed back a couple of goals making it 2-2 at half time.
Second half Worksop had the wind in their sails and scored 2 quick fire goals making it 2-4.
This seemed to wake our girls up and we started to try and get playing in workshops half with a few long range efforts being blocked.
We continued pushing for a goal and a quick counter break from Worksop created another goal increasing their lead to 2-5. The girls never stopped with Emily, Merci & Poppy working tirelessly in midfield, Erin, Evie M & Lacey staying strong in defence and Niamh & Evie C leading the front line. Our continued pressure did eventually pay off with Merci going on a run down the wing, cutting inside and finishing in the bottom corner. 3-5.
We piled on the pressure in last 5 minutes but Worksop came out the deserved winners on the day.
Well done girls and good luck for the rest of the shield.
Girl of the game today - Merci