Sports Report - U16 Girls Football
Tonight the U16 girls played their first fixture of the season at BCA in very windy conditions.
The first half was a timid affair from Chilton who really struggled playing into the wind for the majority of it. Goalkeeper Ava Scobie made some excellent saves but came and missed a corner which rather fortunately hit a BCA player on the thigh and rolled into the net to make it 1-0. It was 2-0 soon after as the wind and the rain really picked up, a corner swung to the far post took everyone by surprise as it managed to curl into the top bin of the back post. However this spurred Chilton on and captain Ewelina played a beautiful ball with the outside of her foot to Ferne Hill who cut back onto her right foot and had a powerful shot saved. Suddenly Chilton started competing for balls all over the park, Charlotte Lazowski, Lemmie Masunda and Jodie Head put in some tremendous challenges and surges forward towards half time.
After a very brief half time team talk (it was ridiculously windy and the rain was hammering down horizontally!) The girls were absolutely saturated but to their credit they kept going and put in a terrific display as the one sub was rotated several times to keep people warm-ish. Chilton played some really good football and Ewelina was at the heart of this. Ferne had another shot saved and as did Morgen Palfrey. Ava Scobie made a few saves and distributed the ball well throughout and this led to Chilton’s goal. A long punt upfield seemed to be heading to the corner flag for a goal kick but Ferne sprinted over and dragged the ball back, crossed it over to Morgen who was unmarked in the area, instead of taking a touch, she flicked it on the volley with the outside of her boot and found the bottom corner, it was a brilliant finish but special mention for Ferne’s work ethic to retrieve a ‘lost cause’.
From here Chilton were the stronger team in horrible conditions but couldn’t score an equaliser as unfortunately a premature whistle brought the game to an end.