Saturday 31 October 2015

League Game 5 – City of York Girls U13s League 2015-2016

York Railway Institute U13s 10 Easingwold Town U13s 0

Goalscorers – Alexia x6, Chloe J x2, Denva, Lauren

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Match Report

York Railway Institute U13 Girls entertained Easingwold Town on Saturday in their latest match in the City of York Girls League. With both teams still unbeaten, it was always going to be a great game. York RI’s captain Denva was still recovering from her ankle injury sustained against Rawcliffe, so she started as substitute. Lauren moved into midfield and Grace partnered Chloe H in defence.

York got off to the perfect start with a goal after only 3 minutes, Alexia finished from just outside the penalty area after collecting a goal kick.  Within 6 minutes York were 2 up. Everyone stopped as they thought the ball had gone out of play, but Lauren never gave it up and quickly crossed for Alexia to tap in. Fantastic work from Lauren, she was the only one who didn’t stop, and a lesson for all to play to the referee’s whistle. York RI defence was once again looking strong with Grace and particularly Chloe H looking to pass the ball out of defence at every opportunity.

After 15 minutes Denva replaced Amber and Kimberly replaced Alexia. After 17 minutes, Lauren top off a great start to the game with her first goal of the season. Denva beat a couple of defenders before having her shot partially saved by the goalkeeper, and the ever alert Lauren, followed in to pass the ball into an empty net.

Half Time 3-0, and York RI had not really got started.

The half time talk from Coach Chris Collins asked the girls to be a little more careful with their passing and not to panic on the ball. Changes at half time were Grace coming off and Kimberly to be replaced by Alexia and Amber.

The second half started much the same way as the first with lots of possession for York RI but with little pressure on the Easingwold goal. Katie in the York RI goal was being tested with the quick breaks from Easingwold and made a couple of timely saves.

York RI had to wait until 10 minutes into the second half before adding to the score line. Lauren won a terrific 50/50 challenge in defence and fed Alexia, who in turn put a lovely ball through to Chloe J. She kept her cool and brilliantly passed the ball in to the net. This opened the flood gates and the goals kept coming at regular intervals after that.

Chloe J chased the ball down into the corner and fed Lauren, who crossed into Alexia, who in turn beat a couple of defenders before beating the keeper from close range, 5-0 York RI. Chloe J got her second after some determined work to beat several Easingwold defenders on the left before crossing. The keeper misjudged the ball and it went in at her near post.

Chloe H and Chloe J were replaced by Grace and Kimberly for the final 10 minutes.

Alexia got her fourth when good work from the industrious Amber put a long ball over the top of the defence and she ran through to finish smartly. Denva got on the score sheet next with a good run and cross down the right. She crossed into the penalty area and everyone missed it, and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

With a minute to go Alexia returned a goal kick by running through the defence and scoring, before a minute later she latched on to a great through ball from Denva and scored from close range.

So Easingwold Town’s unbeaten start to the season was emphatically ended by a York RI. Coach Chris Collins afterwards said ‘We took a while to get going today and at times our passing was poor, but we never gave in and we always seem to come strong in the second half. We hadn’t played for a couple of weeks due to the school half term, so overall I am happy with the performance.’

Final score – York Railway Institute 10 Easingwold 0

Match Statistics

Position Player Saves Lost Ball Shots Off Target Shots On Target*
Keeper Katie 8 N/A N/A N/A
Defender Grace N/A 3 0 0
Defender Chloe H N/A 2 0 0
Midfield Lauren N/A 2 0 2
Midfield Amber N/A 3 0 0
Forward Chloe J N/A 5 2 1
Forward Alexia N/A 2 2 1
Substitute Kimberly N/A 2 0 0
Substitute Denva N/A 2 0 1

*Does not include goals scored.

Corners Won – 4

Corners Conceded – 6

Awards:

Respect Award – Alexia – she got there early and helped set up, and scored 6 goals.

Team Award – Chloe H – fantastic defending and tried really hard not to put the ball out of play, superb tackling.

Man Of The Match – Lauren – all round near perfect performance, in both defence and midfield, her tackling was breathtaking, and she topped it off with her first goal of the season!

U13s 7 A Side League Table 2015-2016