Saturday 9 January 2016
League Game 8 – City of York Girls U13s League 2015-2016
Kirk Deighton Rangers 0 – York Railway Institute U13s 7
Goalscorers – Alexia x6, Amber
York Railway Institute U13 Girls travelled to Kirk Deighton for the first game of the new year, 2016. With all the rain and bad weather, the team were just glad to actually be playing a match. Earlier in the season York RI beat Kirk Deighton 16-0 and coach Chris Collins was at pains to point out the result would not be the same. He said before the match, ‘It is obvious from their results that they are improving massively and we can’t be complacent today.’
With two players arriving late, Lucy started her first ever game for York RI, playing upfront along Alexia. Kimberly came into defence to partner the ever reliable Lauren, Denva and Amber started in midfield with the ever-present Katie in goal.
From the first whistle Kirk Deighton had set out to frustrate York RI with 3 holding defenders and only one player up front. Kirk Deighton started well and after only 7 minutes Katie was forced into a double save. York RI were creating chances but either the keeper was saving well or their shots were hitting defenders. On 12 minutes, good work from Denva fed Alexia in the penalty area, but her shot was pushed onto the crossbar by the Kirk Deighton goalkeeper.
On 14 minutes Chloe H replaced Kimberly in defence.
On 15 minutes York RI’s pressure finally told and they took a deserved lead. A quick corner from Alexia was only partly cleared, and she fired the ball back into the area. Great work from Denva as she pulled the ball back from the goal line and Amber and Lucy both went for the finish, which later Amber claimed.
On 19 minutes Lucy was replaced by Kimberly in attack.
York RI continued to pile on the pressure and on 23 minutes they got their second. A throw in from Denva was cleared to Lauren, who played a quick ball back Denva. She drove at the defence and laid a simple pass to Alexia in the area, who calmly passed the ball into the net.
A minute later York RI got their third. Amber collected the ball on the halfway line and exchanged passes with Alexia before playing a great ball into Alexia in the penalty area. She danced round two defenders before finishing inside the penalty area.
Alexia completed her hat trick on the stroke of half-time. A cross field ball from Alexia freed Denva down the left. Denva tried to shoot but a great tackle from the Kirk Deighton defender blocked the ball. Ever alert she quickly regained the rebound and beat two defenders on the outside before passing to Alexia, who smashed the ball into the top right corner of the goal.
Half Time Kirk Deighton Rangers 0 – York Railway Institute 4.
A minute after half-time York RI extended their lead further. From a Denva throw in, the ball bounced once just outside the Kirk Deighton penalty area, and Alexia smashed the ball first time low into the bottom left of the goal.
York RI continued to create chance after chance and the impressive Denva on another day could have had a hat trick. Lauren and Chloe H were looking so solid in defence that Katie was hardly touching the ball.
On 32 minutes Alexia got her fifth. A Kirk Deighton goal kick was won by Chloe H on halfway. She played the ball into Alexia, who took a couple of touches before firing the ball into the bottom right of the goal.
Coach Chris Collins made a host of changes with the game entering the final stages. York RI continued to dominate and got their final goal on 44 minutes. Lauren won the ball in her own half and passed to Alexia on halfway. She swapped passes with Amber before taking a couple of touches and firing a low shot beyond the Kirk Deighton goalkeeper.
Final score – Kirk Deighton Rangers 0 York Railway Institute 7
In conversation afterwards Coach Collins was very impressed with the way his team played. He said ‘The pitch was very heavy today and Kirk Deighton set out to frustrate us. The first goal took a while but after that we created chance after chance, and looked very solid as a team. It was great that every single outfield player had at least one shot today, and we had 36 shots on and off target. The girls played with much more pace and power today and at times the passing and movement was outstanding.’
When asked about new girl Lucy he said ‘It was great to see her play. She looked at bit lost at times but she always gives 100% and with each game she will get better and better, especially once she learns the different positions on the pitch. I’m sure her first goal is not a million miles away!’
|Position||Player||Saves||Lost Ball||Shots Off Target||Shots On Target*|
*Does not include goals scored.
Corners Won – 9
Corners Conceded – 1
Respect Award – Lucy – a great first game for York RI, she ran her heart out and nearly scored on a couple of occasions, but best of all she smiled the whole way through!
Team Award – Denva – back to her brilliant best, she had a hand in nearly every goal, her powerful running from midfield caused problems all game, and on another day she would have easily had a couple of goals.
Man Of The Match – Alexia – not much you can say when someone scores 6 goals in a game, other than brilliant! It was good to see her shooting from outside the box and to score 4 goals in 3 minutes 15 seconds is just amazing, well done!
U13s 7 A Side League Table 2015-2016