Today's game for SUCL U15's team was another game of two halves, during the first half the girls put up a very good test for the Donny Bells under 15 team holding them off until fifteen minutes into the game, they managed to minimise the amount of shot that the opposing team had.
After 15 minutes the Donny Bells team had a goal mouth scramble in the home teams area , after a few miss kicks from both sides, the ball was eventually toe poked over the line going in off the post. After this mishap the defence seemed to become tighter as a unit and were able to stop any more advances on their goal. Emily, who was playing sweeper covered for the rest of the defence incredibly well , if the ball got through, she was able to hold the ball up and distribute it toeither Immi in the left back position or Natalie out on the wing.
The second goal came from a very well worked move by the Donny Bells team, creating space 25 yards outside of the box, the shot was curled high into the top right hand corner of the goal just out of the reach of Kayleigh in goal.
After this Donny Bells hit a dry spot in which they tried sending the ball over the defence, Hannah and Beth were easily able to clear the ball out of danger and up towards Sam and Enya.
Just before half time after doing a lot of really good saves and clearances the ball fell to the Donny Bells team just insidethe home teams half, they managed to run through several challenges, play the ball out wide and cross the ball in for a tap in on the edge of the six yard box.
Half time score -SUCL 0-3 Donny Bells.
During the half time break the girls were buzzing, they were obviously very proud and happy with what they had achieved in the first half, they were very eager too get back out on to the pitch to keep up the form they had found midway through the first half.
Donny Bells had the kick off and scored directly from it, as soon as this happened the girls heads went down conceding four in quick succession.
With the constant bombardment of shots it demanded a lot out of the defence and the second half goalkeeper Sarina, she pulled of lots of great saves, taking the ball off the head of the attacking player and redirecting shots around the post. She then was able to distribute the ball out to Immi who ran up the wing took it past a player and then passed it inside to Sadiewho spread the play further to Ellie to get the ball out of danger, creating a good opportunity for Maggie to score, after a great run down the wing the Donny Bells defence had to make a last ditch tackle to put the ball out for a corner.
After another few goals were conceded the ball was played up high towards the middle of the pitch; Maggy and Sam combined well to spread the ball around the pitch Maggy controlled the ball on the bounce and made a first time pass to Sam who played a one -two with her and moved to ball to the left hand side of the pitch.
The game finished SUCL 0-15 Donny Bells.
Team Sheet -Kayleigh , Katie , Hannah , Emily , Beth , Immi , Natalie , Enya , Sam , Ellie , Sadie , Maggy and Sarina.