West Exe Girls U12 vs Culm Sampford U12 – 06/01/19
A fresh but dry start to the New Year as West Exe entertained Culm Sampford at Barton Playing Fields. Play was fairly even from the start with some pressing and connected football from Sampford leading to a few chances that kept Phoebe busy. A nice knock-on ball from Maisy to Jess led to an early chance. Jess had a great game and it will surely not be long before she scores or assists. Beth battled with her opposite number at Right Back and it was great to see her driving the ball down the line on several occasions. A foul and indirect free kick close to the goal-mouth was scrambled away and half-time ended at 0-0 and still all to play for.
Within a few minutes of the second half Sampford scored and the pace of the game slowed somewhat. Suki showed off her dribbling and ball procession skills that improve every match. Maisy made some great interceptions, picking the optimum moment to take the ball off the opposing player like a lion hunting down a gazelle. Misha was her usual animated self, working hard and causing problems for the opposition which led to a couple of good attempts at goal.
Sampford scored again and although West Exe had some good play including Rayanna hitting the post in the last few minutes of the game it was not to be. A fair result, 2-0 to Sampford.
(Wo)Man-of the match went to Bethany for new new-found confidence and aggressive tackling. Well done Beth!