West Exe v Newton Fire under 15 girls cup final

Squad

Kayleigh, Megan G, Megan W, Stella, Faye, Carmen, Olivia, Courtney, Charley (captain), Hannah, Camile

Managers

Paul & Jack

Match report

West Exe started the game looking like they were determined to give their all in the final, winning the ball back straight from Newton’s kick off. Five passes later, and just 60 seconds gone, they were 1-0 up, with Charley calmly sliding the ball past the keeper.

It was soon to be 2-0: Charley scoring again with just 10 minutes gone. It looked like there was no stopping them, but Newton started to put some pressure on stand-in keeper, Kayleigh, with 3 corners in quick succession; however she was up to the task of keeping them at bay.

The game was now end to end; there must be more goals to come! Ten minutes left of the first half, and Newton score; West Exe still look the stronger side playing up the slope.

Can they take advantage in the second half playing down hill?

Half time.

The girls were happy to still have a lead. Would a double substitution at half time change things?

West Exe kick off the second half. Wow! Inside 60 seconds the ball is in the back of the net. Charley’s done it again. 3-1, no one can stop her on this form!

West Exe take control of the game, going 4-1 up. They are working great as a team. Newton fight back with a goal the keeper had no chance to save, smashed into the top corner. 4-2.

West Exe must like centres, scoring again inside 2 minutes, taking it to 5-2.

Hand ball! Newton Fire get a penalty. Is there a fight back on? The score is now 5-3.

West Exe still don’t look nervous and continue to play a good game. Fifteen minutes left, another penalty to Newton. This could be a game changer…

Saved! Kayleigh stays calm to make a great save; the girls are congratulating her. West Exe break and score to make it 6-3.

The crowd are getting behind both teams. Are there any more goals with 10 minutes left?

Yes! West Exe score to bring it up to 7-3. Newton look like they have no answer to them today. Five minutes left and then it’s 8-3. What a goal feast we have had today!

Final whistle blows. It’s a victory for West Exe. 8-3 winners.

– Paul Rourke, Under 15 Girls Manager

Goal scorers

Charley, 7
Courtney, 1

Man of the match

Charley

Neil Popham

Neil is the West Exe Youth Football Club webmonkey. He maintains our website and advises on Internet communications. His son, Jasper, plays in the Under 10s. He probably gets a little too over-excited during tense games, which is pretty much all of them involving his son.