Sports Report - Year 11 Girls Football
Tonight the year 11 girls played their final matches against Haygrove and BCA before the Sedgemoor final after Christmas.
Due to the exam in P5 and Jasmine Granter’s inability to see the tub of shin pads in front of her wasting even more time, Chilton arrived after Haygrove and sat the first game out. Despite dominating the game BCA lost to Haygrove 2-1.
It was then our turn to play against Haygrove and with some tactics put in place and Millie Rawle and Zoe Mizon working hard on their attacking relationship, the girls played a superb first half completely dominating the play. Zoe Mizon opened the scoring when Mia Austin looked up and found her in space on the edge of the area, Mizon calmly slotted the ball away with the outside of her right boot. It was not long until Mizon had a double knee ‘shot’ saved off the line by the goalkeeper and then the follow up was cleared off the line from Nadine and at half time the score was 1-0.
In the second half it was more of the same domination as the defence of Brind, Rossiter and Ewelina soaked up everything and allowed the hardworking Austin and Nadine to support Rawle and Mizon upfront. The girls played some cracking football, with some lovely passes and Mizon made it 2-0 with two minutes to go. With Granter a virtual spectator in goal, a kick from her hands led to an assist to Mizon who scored with the last kick of the game to seal a brilliant hat trick, her pace and direct play caused problems all game for their defenders.
The last game saw Chilton take on BCA, the girls were aware that as BCA were more technically gifted than Haygrove they may not have as much of the ball but would need to defend well and hit on the counter attack. Lots of the early running and neat passes were made by BCA but it was Chilton that created the first real chance as Austin played the ball to Mizon who dragged it away from the defender and turned the gas on to go through one on one with the goalkeeper who made a smart save. The defence were working hard and Rossiter in particular was mopping up attack well with some no nonsense defending, Ewelina and Brind ably supporting. At half time the score remained 0-0.
The second half began well and Chilton started to find more space as BCA pushed on in search of a much needed goal for them to qualify for the area final. Millie Rawle won the ball on the left wing and showed great awareness to flick the ball with the outside of her foot to an isolated Mizon who volleyed the ball but the keeper managed to save it from point blank range. Again Chilton poured forward and Austin crossed the ballin from the right and Rawle had a shot saved, before Mizon sniffed out a loose ball and fired in from a tight angle.
Suddenly BCA attacked with real intent and the defence worked hard to keep them at bay. The virtual spectator for two games Granter suddenly was making some important saves. With 30 seconds to go, the defence was caught out of position and a thunderous, goal bound shot was superbly saved by Granter for another corner. The defence again slipped in concentration as a free header was brilliantly guided in the net right on the final whistle to snatch a 1-1 draw.
Player of the night could’ve been any of the girls as they were all superb but it most go to Mizon for work rate and bagging four goals for the two games. It is always disappointing to concede a last second equaliser but the girls played some superb football all night and top the area league. They will play Haygrove in the final after Christmas.