Newton Fire Girls U12 vs West Exe Girls U12 – 03/03/19
A full team of 12 eager girls paid a very wet and windy visit to Newton Abbot for the final league match of the season. Despite the rain, the pitch was very playable. Phoebe was kept busy immediately and saved some spectacular shots over the bar from free-kicks and long-distance attempts. Newton Fire whirlwind striker Cody did not have it all her own way with some robust interceptions from Maisy and Suki and some good marking from the other girls.
Jess had an amusing battle with a Newton opponent which saw her loose the ball to a tackle but catch the opponent up and stop the ball, pirouette 180 degrees and make off in the opposite direction! A great piece of athleticism and grit Jess! Newton had the better half and 3 goals from Cody made it 3-0 at half-time.
The second half saw a still enthused side try to pull it back. Misha had a shot on goal. Meanwhile, Cody got another 2 in making it 5-0.
In what we now know as “the magical 10 minutes” that seems to happen whenever we are losing badly the girls collectively went forward on full-attack mode and Rayanna got one through the goalkeeper’s legs from a long-distance Maisy pass. Beth bashed another one in a few minutes later. Sophia also had a good strike at goal and was unlucky for it not to go in.
The “10 minutes” were up and Cody got another one in from a superb long-distance shot making it 6-2.
Special mention to new girls Lilly, Amelia and Emily who all got stuck in and contributed strongly. For some, it was their first ever competitive match. Well done girls.
Woman of the match went to Rayanna.
Message from manger Martin.
The girls were outstanding in today’s match. 1 goal should of been disallowed. I couldn’t be more prouder of a great growing bunch of young girls we have. They didn’t stop today and the new girls should be so proud, they have fitted in so well and done so well in there first match.
Onto the 9v9 😀. Keep up the good work ladies.