U15's: Beech United v CHELMSFORD CITY
Womens & Girls Football
Essex County Girls League Under 15 Division
Chelmsford City finally ended their winless run on Sunday morning, as they picked up their first three points since the end of September against a resolute Beech United side who were highly sporting in defeat. Despite the close scoreline, City dominated this game from start to finish, and they were so unlucky not to have scored more goals as they seemed unable to put their chances away.
City started strongly, with all of the action in the United half, but Beech were playing a very defensive game, and their tactics worked out well as the away side were unable to find the back of the net for the first forty minutes.
Half-timeThe Chelmsford players were stunned by the half time scoreline of 0-0, but they didn’t panic as ten minutes into the second half, Jayne Wood scored for City with a wonderfully taken goal.
City now had the confidence after getting the all important first goal, and fifteen minutes after this, Amber Thomson increased their lead with a well-placed penalty. Ashleigh Harding continued to cause havoc down the left-wing, and she was eventually rewarded with a well-earned goal just before the end.
Nicola Medici and Catherine MacGregor put in notably improved performances on the wings, alongside another relentless performance from the in-form Emma Sharpe in midfield. City defenders Laura Kendle and Emma Cansell also put in strong performances and stopped any attacking threat from the home team with some timely tackles and interceptions.
Credit must go to both teams as this was a game played in great spirit, and particularly to Beech United for their graciousness in defeat. City now hope to build on this game as they travel to Clacton Town next week, in search of another three points.
Final scoreBeech United 0 Chelmsford City 3
TeamChelmsford City: Jackson, Kendle, Cansell, Sharpe, Wood, MacGregor, Medgett, Pinder, Medici, Thomson, Harding