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U14 Girls A in good performance at Guildford

29 November 2015

U14 Girls A 1 - 2 Guildford U14 Girls

Oxford Hawks u14 girls set off on a road trip to Guildford when most people would be settling down after their Sunday afternoon roast in front of the fire.......

Despite the weather warnings, navigational issues (sorry Becky) and the knowledge that this match against Guildford was going to be a step up from last week the girls remained focused (well.... as focused as 13/14 year old girls can!)

The game started frantically with neither team taking hold of possession but nerves soon settled once both keepers had been brought into action. Chances fell to both teams but neither could convert until 20 mins into the first half when Guildford capitalised on our enthusiasm to attack and strongly broke through the middle and coolly slotted away their shot. Despite this set back Hawks kept up the pressure and went into halftime believing they could turn this around - especially if we cut out our forced passes through the middle.

Hawks distributed the ball with composure in the second half and the care taken in their passes resulted in a well worked goal. With both teams refusing to roll over and competing for the ball all over the pitch, Hawks paid the price for having a significantly reduced squad. With legs and minds tiring and only 6 mins left on the clock Guildford converted their pressure through a well worked "Ping Pong" short corner routine. Hawks girls threw what they had left into the game and tested the Guildford defence and keeper but to avail - Although disappointed the girls should be proud of their performance.

Thank you Guildford for a lovely game and very welcomed hot chocolate and cake which set the girls up nicely for their journey home.

Annabelle Asher, Susie Brooke, Georgia Flynn, Isabel Gibson, Jessica Madden-Waite, Dila Muldur, Tanya Scott, Holly Senior, Ruby Smith, Emma Stephenson, Gemma Taylor, Amelia Thomas and Alexia Zamani.

Emma Stephenson      Open Play


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