|Under 12 Team Photo Sunday 1st April 2007|
Sunday, 1 April 2007
Hitchin Town Belles U12 2 v 1 St Albans City Youth
Christie, Ruby, Siobhan, Amy, Sophie, Maddy, Carmen, Tamsin, Bethan, Bethany, Jasmin.
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Again a game of two halves from the Belles. With some absences, we had to reshuffle and struggled to find any real form in the first half.
Defending our goal
After 10 mins St Albans got a goal that they deserved and our chances were limited. Christie made some good saves and the defence of Amy, Ruby and Siobhan made some solid clearances but they needed more help from midfield.
We improved slightly as the game went on and I stressed at half time that we had the ability to change the result if we could improve our commitment.
A few changes, Bethany coming into goal and Christie taking her place on the wing. Sophie dropped back into midfield where she was much more involved and Bethan holding up front. now with the wind behind us we improved. Captain Jasmin was everywhere and making some great tackles. Suddenly Tamsin was clear on goal and she calmly took her chance. We now had a series of corners which we failed to convert the closest came to Tamsin who unfortunately hit over the bar. Carmen was coming into the game more and more and her corners were causing panic!
It wasn't all our way as St Albans looked to score on the break, Bethany making some good saves. Bethan scored for us to take the lead and shortly after, Maddy had to come off injured leaving us with just ten players. She came back on after 5 mins and we held out for a hard fought win. WELL DONE BELLES, 3 games to go now, a big match to come against Stevenage Borough and we can go on and secure second spot in the league.
Player of the match went to Ruby. She never put a foot wrong, kept it simple, played it safe and did her job well.
Report by Nigel Payne.