Saturday 5 December 2015
League Game 7 – City of York Girls U13s League 2015-2016
Easingwold Town 3 – York Railway Institute U13s 7
Goalscorers – Alexia x2, Chloe J x2, Denva x2, Kimberly
The wind was blowing a gale right across the Easingwold Town pitch as York RI took the field for their seventh game of the league season. With the wind being so strong, it was going to be very hard for the girls to play any football. Grace was missing, so Chloe H and Lauren started in defence, with Kimberly and Amber in midfield, and Alexia and Chloe J upfront, Denva started as sub.
York RI got off to the perfect start when after only 3 minutes Amber fed Chloe J down the left and her cross was smashed into the roof of the Easingwold net first time by Alexia. Within 10 minutes York were further ahead, great work from Amber, who won the ball in midfield and passed across to Chloe H. She fed a great ball into Kimberly who found herself completely alone just inside the penalty area. She controlled the ball and turned and shot in to the roof of the net for her first goal of the season.
Denva replaced Kimberly after 13 minutes, as she is still getting her fitness back.
On 18 minutes an individual goal from Chloe J made the score 3-0. She won the ball in midfield before beating two players and placing the ball into the net. But within a minute Easingwold had a goal back. Poor defending allowed the Easingwold player to run from halfway unchallenged, her powerful shot hit the post, and rebounded straight to a team-mate, whose first time shot beat Katie at her near post.
York RI retook control after 23 minutes. Chloe J got hit in the side with a clearance and fell to the floor. In the confusion that followed a cross from Denva was again powered home by Alexia for her 29th goal of the season.
Kimberly came back on to replace the shaken Chloe J. The best goal of the game came just on halftime when a great passing move involving Lauren, Alexia and Amber, saw Amber’s cross initially cleared but Alexia’s follow-up shot was turned in smartly by Denva.
Half Time 1-5, and York RI looking comfortable.
Chloe J came back on for Alexia for the second half. The wind was even stronger and York struggled with their passing. Instead of keeping the ball on the floor they constantly lofted the ball forward, with it almost always going out of play. Easingwold started much better and created a couple of good chances that Katie did well to save.
In a 50-50 challenge Kimberly came off worst and had to leave the field after a bang to her knee, Alexia came on for her.
After 35 minutes, York got their sixth. A short corner from Alexia to Denva, saw her travel unopposed into the Easingwold penalty area and cross for the unmarked Chloe J to finish first time at the far post. It was 7-3 on 42 minutes when a clearance from Chloe H found Alexia just inside the Easingwold half. Her perfect pass found Denva running through unopposed on goal and she finished smartly. York squandered several good chances to increase their lead with several players being guilty of not being clinical with their finishing.
York RI then relaxed far too much and Easingwold got two goals in 3 minutes. Both came from mistakes by York RI players, and Lauren and Chloe H in the York defence were left trying to defend against 4 Easingwold players far too often.
Final score – Easingwold Town 3 York Railway Institute 7
Coach Chris Collins was disappointed by the attitude of the girls, especially in the second half. He said ‘I understand the girls feel they will win games very easily and I’m not bothered how many we score, but giving away cheap goals showed our attitude wasn’t right today. I worry that when we play the really good sides in the tournaments, we will get punished. The girls need to give 100% in every match, whatever the opposition and score. I am not sure how many could say they did that today’
He continued by praising the opposition, ‘Well played to Easingwold, they played much better than the last game against us and at times caused us some real problems. But their attitude was the major difference, from the first whistle they were at us, not letting us settle and they were over the moon to have scored 3 goals against us. Our girls can learn a lot from their performance.’
|Position||Player||Saves||Lost Ball||Shots Off Target||Shots On Target*|
*Does not include goals scored.
Corners Won – 8
Corners Conceded – 2
Respect Award – Chloe H – she was the only one who went to congratulate Kimberly after she scored her first goal of the season, a goal that meant a lot to Kim.
Team Award – Amber – on a very windy day, she did not stop running and a great moment of skill for Denva’s first goal still sticks in the mind, very well played!
Man Of The Match – Kimberly – after such a long time out with injury, Kim has been a bit rusty in her previous matches, but the way she tackled and passed in this match was outstanding. The goal was simply brilliant. It’s a pity she got a knock and we hope she comes back quickly.
U13s 7 A Side League Table 2015-2016