Hitchin Town Belles Under 12

Match Report 2007-2008

Sunday, 7th October 2007

Hatfield Youth U12 †4 v 3† Hitchin Town Belles U12

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Match Report

Hitchin U12 lost out by the odd goal in a 7-goal thriller away to Hatfield. After their strong performance last week, Hitchin made a lacklustre start. Hatfield capitalised on a scrappy opening when after 10 mins a shot from the edge of the area found the corner of the net.

Hitchin pressed for an equaliser with Elodie creating a chance almost straight away. However Hatfield looked dangerous on the break and doubled their lead after 20 minutes. Hitchin struggled to make their possession count but 5 minutes before half time, Elodie, Fleur and Leticia combined well with Elodie scoring from short range. Hatfield had further chances to extend their lead but some strong defending from Emily and Abigail prevented any more goals.

Hitchin needed to step up in the second half and their performance improved having most of the possession with Helen and Leticia going close. Amy, who took over the goalkeeping duties from Alex at half time, made an excellent save from a long-range shot and managed to smother the rebound. However Hatfield went further ahead after 15 minutes of the second half when the defence failed to clear.

Hitchin responded well and Fleur scored her first of the season with a shot from the edge of the area and it started to look like Hitchin could get something from the game. Luck was against Hitchin. Hatfield got a further corner and a strong cross into the area was bundled into the net off a strikerís body! Again Hitchin responded well and Fleur and Elodie combined well with Fleur scoring her second. Hitchin carried on pressing but time ran out and Hatfield won 4-3.

Hitchin Goal Scorers: Fleur (2) Elodie

Player of the match: Helen

Report by Karen Wrigley