Under 15 Girls Match Stories 2017/18

Kesgrave Kestrels FC  - Away

Sunday 8th October 2017

Suffolk Girls & Womens Football League 

Team :Katie (GK), Amy, Maisie J, Poppy, Charlotte, Amelia, Emily, Hannah, Eloise, Abi

          

No match last week to report on but the girls were still involved in a football match courtesy of Ipswich Town FC. The Seasidettes undertook ball girl duties and turned Portman Road red and white. Good effort girls and hope you all enjoyed the experience. 

Back to the small matter of U15 league football now, this week saw the Seasidettes travel away to take on Kesgrave Kestrels at the later KO time of 2.00pm.

Could they keep up their good run of form and make it three wins on the bounce ?

 

The game kicked off and immediately the Seasidettes went on the attack, forcing an early corner from which Eloise had a shot saved by the Kestrels goalkeeper. Charlotte, Amelia and Eloise were giving the home sides defence a torrid time but luck was just deserting them in front of goal. Charlotte was unlucky with a powerful shot just wide followed by another a short time later that hit the side netting. Maisie so nearly got a goal at the far post as a good cross just eluded her as she stooped to head in.

Throw in’s from Amelia to Eloise were turning the Kestrels defence on numerous occasions and causing them problems, Eloise was unlucky with header that hit the side netting and Charlotte came close with another effort saved at the near post. The Seasidettes were certainly enjoying the fair share of the match at this stage but that goal had still not materialised. Eloise smashed the post/bar with a powerful free kick and Charlotte had a cracking half volley from distance saved.

It was starting to look like one of “those days” until Amelia produced a great run and shot which was initially well saved but popped up for Eloise to head in at the far post. The goal sparked the Kestrels in to life and Katie (standing in for Gabby) had to produce a brave save at the feet of a Kestrels player who had broken free. The Kestrels were getting back into the game as the half neared to an end and were forcing the girls into a more defensive pattern of play for a while, however no more goals were scored before the half time whistle was blown.

Half Time

Kesgrave Kestrels FC  0  -  1  Felixstowe & Walton United U15 Girls

The second half started much the same way as the first finished with an early corner for the Seasidettes from which  Eloise was unlucky with another header, however, the Kestrels were not out of this match and for all the first half possession, the Seasidettes only had a one goal lead.

That lead was very nearly cancelled out with a strong shot from distance that just grazed Katie’s post, this acted as a warning for the girls and it wasn’t long before their lead was doubled. Amelia picked up the ball just in the opposition half and took off on a solo run before unleashing a long range shot that flew into the far corner, it did take a deflection on the way in but the way she was playing it would be unfair to deny her the goal.

The girls wanted another and Eloise provided it with her second of the match and what a goal it was !  Somehow she broke free from her marker and smashed a shot from a good 16-18yards into the opposite top corner. Charlotte then saw another shot well saved by the Kestrels keeper who unfortunately injured herself in the process. After a slight delay she bravely decided to carry on and managed to produce several more good saves to deny the Seasidettes further goals. This include one very good near-post save to deny Poppy her first Felixstowe and Walton goal.

Apologies to the girls I’ve not mentioned  -  this report would have gone on and on and bored the lot of you had I done so! Although a quieter day for the defensive element in the team, they still had to be alert and deal with several Kestrels attacks. The match was by no means one way traffic, Kestrels are good team and made the girls work hard for the victory. I have to mention the corner count though! I don’t think I can recall a match where one team has forced so many corners as the Seasidettes did! 

Final Score :

Kesgrave Kestrel FC  0  -  3  Felixstowe & Walton United U15 Girls 

Another good display from the girls and a deserved win. I think the girls are taking inspiration from the 1st team and their run of unbeaten matches, may be the matching kit has something to do with it?  I’m sure Tam will (rightly) lay claim to good coaching and match tactics. He has certainly got the girls fired up this year and they are getting just reward for their work, commitment and never say die attitude. Keep it up girls and enjoy your football.

Goal Scorers : Eloise x 2, Amelia x 1

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Haverhill Rovers FC - Away

Sunday 24th September 2017

Suffolk Girls & Womens Football League 

Team : Gabby, Amy, Caitlin, Maisie J, Charlotte, Amelia, Emily, Maizie V, Eloise, Abi

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the match again this week so apologies for the lack of report.   However, given the result I felt the girls deserved to get their efforts mentioned on the website. I can only relay what I was told by my wife and daughter.  The missus rarely goes to football (bag of air and too cold being two of the comments normally received when asked if coming) but she did say all the girls played really well and deserved the win   -  high praise indeed.  Congratulations to Eloise for another hatrick  -  that’s two hatricks in two games,  returning her well and truly back to the top of the goal scoring charts.

Thanks to Haverhill for their hospitality and playing their part in a competitive match.

Well done Seasidettes  -  two wins in the first three matches continues to prove your competitiveness at this level.  Keep up the hard work and enjoy your football.

Final Score :

Haverhill Rovers FC  1  -  3  Felixstowe & Walton United U15 Girls 

Goal Scorers : Eloise x 3

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Coplestonians - Home

Sunday 17th September 2017

Suffolk Girls & Womens Football League

Team :Gabby, Amy, Katie, Caitlin, Charlotte, Poppy, Emily, Maisie J, Eloise, Amelia, Hannah, Maizie V

Apologies for no notes on last week’s away match at Capel. Unfortunately I was unable to attend but was told the girls played really well and deserved more from the match.   The Seasidettes would also like to welcome Amelia to the team and wish her well for the season. Those that played have against her in previous seasons will know what a good player she is and what a good signing she is for the team.

The Goldstar Ground played host to Coplestonians FC for the girls first home game of the season.  The girls, clearly buoyed by last week’s performance, attacked Coplestonians right from the kick-off. A good through ball presented Eloise with the first chance of the match but unfortunately she was unable to convert. Amelia then produced a great tackle and run that enabled her to put a pass through for Caitlin to bear down on goal but the keeper produced a great save to deny her the opening goal.

The girls were putting so much pressure on Coplestonians that it was surely only a matter of time before they scored. Eloise smashed in another shot and was unlucky to see it graze both post and bar. Then the goal came  -  another well placed through ball saw Caitlin score. The girls were in confident mood today and went after more goals, the keeper produced another couple of great saves from Eloise and Caitlin hit the post but it wasn’t long before the second goal came. Amelia broke through from midfield and gave the keeper no chance with well struck shot, Several more chances were created but unfortunately no more were converted before the half ended.

Half-Time

Seasidettes  2  -  0  Coplestonians FC

The second half started much the same way as the first. The midfield of Amy and Poppy were cleaning up any Coplestonian attacks and Charlotte was offering attacking options with her desire to get forward a create chances. Goal number three soon came. Good link up play between Eloise and Amelia saw Eloise get her second of the match. The girls looked ruthless today and went in search of number four. A brave double save from the Coplestonians goalkeeper sadly saw her get injured and have to leave the field  -  a blow to Coplestonians because she was having a blinder. Emily then saw a long range shot clear the bar before a curling shot from Amelia hit the bar. Goal number four then came after sustained pressure saw the Seasidettes win several successive corners. From one, the ball broke to Emily, who standing just outside the goal area, produced a first time strike that saw the ball nestle in the back of the net  (sorry for the biased view, but it was a cracker). The girls were still not done though and went in search of more. Four became five as Caitlin got her second following great play from Charlotte. Poppy then set up Eloise for her second and the Seasidettes sixth. Caitlin was put through by Maizie V for number seven and her hatrick closely followed by Eloise claiming number eight for her hatrick.

A well-earned, quieter day for the defence of Hannah, Katie, Maisie J, Emily and Gabby today. Although the Seasidettes were predominately on the attack today, the defence looked solid and well organised allowing the attacking players time and space to create the chances.

WELL DONE GIRLS  -  You finally got the rewards your hard work and effort has deserved.  Well done also to the Coplestonian players for never letting their heads drop and playing their part in a highly entertaining match. All at Felixstowe wish your keeper well and hope she recovers from her injury soon.

Final Score :

Seasidettes  8  -  0  Coplestonians FC

Goal Scorers : Caitlin x 3, Eloise x 3, Amelia x 1, Emily x 1