Hitchin Town Belles Under 12

Match Report 2007-2008

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Sunday, 14th Oct 2007

Hitchin Town Belles U12  9 v 1  Harpenden U12 B

Hitchin Scorers; Elodie (5) Fleur (4)

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Match Report

Hitchin played a great game on Sunday against a determined Harpenden team, just above us in the league. It couldn’t have started any better when after only 2 minutes Fleur made a pass to Elodie and she scored her first goal of the match. Hitchin were encouraged by an early goal and soon a corner resulted in a goal from Fleur but it was deemed offside. A lot of the possession went Hitchins` way with very good passing, and strong defending and 10 minutes into the match Abigail provided a great pass allowing Elodie to bang in a shot from outside the area. Minutes after another shot just sneaked away from the net. Leah who having a good match forced a corner that was kicked into the area and the Harpenden keeper could only watch as it went over her head kicked by Fleur.

Harpenden pressed forward and their efforts were rewarded by an excellent goal from their forward who worked the ball through the defence to make it 3-1. Elodie and Fleur were capitalising on hard work by the rest of the team. Emily and Leah tackling well as usual and Helen passing and running well up the wing.

They both scored again to make it 5 –1 at half time.

The whistle came, the team enjoyed their half-time oranges and were told to carry on the same and stay concentrated for the second half.

Five minutes into the second half a goal was created for Elodie by some hard work down the wing by Abigail and Helen to make it 6-1. Soon more passing play between Ilana, Elodie and Fleur gave Hitchin another goal. Abigail and Fleur created yet another chance for Alex who hit a great shot just wide of the Harpenden net.

Elodie had another chance and banged in her fifth of the match.

Amy, in goal was having a quiet time when a Harpenden forward struck the ball hard; she came out of goal and smothered the shot. The final goal came 5 minutes before full-time. Abigail passed again and Fleur scored.

What a great match, the best since the girls came together as a team last year. They were really working hard especially as they had no reserves again, and covered the large pitch well.

Girls of the match

All the team deserved applause but the girl of the match had to go to the top scorer Elodie, with Fleur receiving the manager’s award.

Report by Karen Wrigley