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Match Report 2009 - 2010

Sunday, 27th September 2009

Hitchin Hearts Belles 2 v 0 Barnet Azzuri

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Another beautiful sunny summer day saw the Belles claim their first victory of the season with a goal in each half to move above Barnet in the league.

Barnet started the game brightly but the Belles were defending superbly, Carmen and Bethan working hard to block out the Barnet strikers. Chloe and Dani were also busy preventing their wingers from crossing. Molly's positioning was spot on and was able to pick up any stray balls. As time passed the Belles gained more possesion via the energy of Alex and Jess. Heather, Sophie, Sarah and Elodie all had chances on goal but it was Maddy finding herself unmarked on the left who cooly slotted the ball home. The game became scruffy as the heat took its toll, Ilana came on giving Heather a well deserved break.

Half time and Bethan pushed out into attack and was replaced by Leah at centre half. After ten minutes Alex passed through to Elodie who side stepped a defender and scored her first of the season. There wer more chances at either end but Carmen helped Molly keep a clean sheet by keeping all central attacks at bay. This was a good team performance and will give the players more confidence so that they can make their own destiny.

Hitchin goal-scorers: Maddy, Elodie

Player of the match: Carmen

Report by: Nigel Payne