Hitchin Town Belles Under 13

Match Report 2007-2008

Sunday, 4th May 2008

St Albans City  0 v 2  Hitchin Town Belles U13

Players: Kerry, Ruby, Chloe, Tamsin, Carmen , Helen, Christie, Jasmine, Bethan, Sophie

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We luckily all managed somehow to find the venue for this match, in the quarter final what the girls call the losers cup! ten players a side on a somewhat bumpy and overgrown pitch on a very humid day, and early signs of too many sleepovers were clearly evident.

Neither side seemed that "bovered" and aimless kicking seemed the order of the day. However we seemed to have the best of the play and just couldn't convert our chances. Helen and Jazz were working hard in the centre and Soph as usual was working her socks off and putting in some fantastic corners and crosses. Christie started well on the left wing and swapped with Chloe giving her a chance of her debut goal but her shot went wide. Bethan scored a well taken goal but we should have been more up by half time.

Kerry came out and was proving really effective till injury to Christie meant she had to return to goal. Ruby was having a great game at the back and Chloe was competing with Jazz to see who could head the ball the most as St Albans forced a number of corners. Tamsin swapped as usual with Carmen and she saved the day on many occasions as the Belles struggled to a get a grip on the game.

Carmen, determind as ever, repeated her goal from the prevoius round by running diagonally from the half way line evading all challenges to stroke the ball home. Many chances came and went the most memorable being a pinball style battle from a corner. So 2 nil in the end, stretching our unbeaten run! but in truth it was a poor performance and a match we should have scored a lot more. We need to improve on this in the semi finals if we are to progress. Player of the match went to Helen who had one of her best games for the Belles working hard and was unlucky not to score. perhaps she was trying to keep away from her brother who was running the line!

Player of the Match: Helen

Report by Nigel Payne