Denmead Belles match reports for U10's and U14's.
A Good Result Brings Back Winning Ways at Petersfield15th November 2003
Petersfield Won 4-1 Away
After last week's 5-3 defeat by Portsmouth under 10’s, the girls were on a mission. They started off the match in a strong attacking position with Pagan covering the whole pitch, a great pass forward to Bethany who took a great shot at goal. The 'keeper stopped the ball from reaching the net only to have Bethany follow through from the save and score a fantastic goal.
Denmead were soon on the attack again with a good ball in from Georgia, which Bethany picked up knocked up front to Olivia, which she promptly put in the back of the net. Jasmine worked hard in defense stopping a good corner in from Petersfield. Denmead were on the attack again with a great pass from Georgia through to Pagan passed on to Olivia, and goal, what a fantastic piece of team work.
The second half started again with lots of pressure again from Denmead, although Petersfield never gave up, and kept fighting for the ball. Their strong determination eventually paid off with a ball just slipping through our defense allowing them to score. However, Denmead came back fighting with Laura, Ellie and Kate coming on, doing some strong work.
Laura made a fantastic run along the wing, made a great pass into Olivia who scored a fantastic goal. What can I say - fantastic work.
The whole team worked very hard, with every girl getting her chance to shine. The player of the match was awarded to, and well deserved by Laura for her work in maintaining a solid defense, and some fantastic free running.
The final score was 4 -1 to Denmead, with the usual fantastic team work and match spirit you get from watching them. Well done girls!!
Squad: Hannah, Pagan, Olivia, Ellie, Georgia, Jazz, Bethany, Katie, and Laura
Scorers: Bethany 1, Olivia 3
Riverside Strikers left High & Dry
Denmead Belles Under 12’s ‘B’ v Riverside Strikers Under 12’s ‘B’
Saturday 15 November at Denmead Junior School
Kick Off 10.30
Team: Fay (GK) Paige, Emily, Amelia, Anna, and Chloe
Subs: Charlotte, Katherine, and Naomi
A disappointing start to the season for Riverside, with three straight defeats in the league, went from bad to worse when they found themselves a goal down in the first minute of the match at Denmead Junior School. A quickly taken throw-in halfway into the Riverside half fell to Anna who was too quick for the defence and nipped in to score. Riverside had no answer to the Denmead attack and it was left to their goalkeeper to keep them in the game. With Riverside pegged back and struggling to clear the ball it was inevitable that a second goal was coming. With eighteen minutes gone, Chloe set off on a run down the left hand side, and delivered a nice cross into the box for Anna to tap in from close range. And then from the re-start, a mix up between the Riverside forwards let Anna in to score her hat trick. Quick to exploit a gap in midfield, she ran through the defence and struck a low shot with the Riverside keeper well beaten.
Denmead were in total control and Paige was having a great game in midfield putting some nice passes together and with Emily and Amelia pushed up to the halfway line and in on the action too, there was no way through for the Riverside forwards. Denmead were playing some of their best football this season and with shots raining in on the Riverside goal from the whole team and Fay sporting a clean pair of goalie gloves, it was somewhat surprising that the first half finished: Denmead Belles 3 Riverside Strikers 0.
Denmead were eager to finish off the game quickly after the break and went close on numerous occasions, and with a succession of corners made this a very busy spell for the Riverside defence. Charlotte was making a nuisance of herself down the left hand side and nearly made it onto the score sheet along with Emily, who was also having a good game, with a couple of searching long shots. Tight marking from the Denmead players forced the Riverside goalkeeper into a number of bad clearances, one of which was pounced onto by Chloe who raced in to score goal number four after fifteen minutes.
Riverside did have a small spell of possession in the second half, but their best efforts were limited to just a couple of corners.
An easy win and another clean sheet for Denmead against a disappointing Riverside team, final score: Denmead Belles 4 Riverside Strikers 0.
Anna voted player of the match for her hat trick and solid all round performance.
4 – 1 Win at Gosport
Denmead Go Top
Once again, the sun shone brightly on a Denmead team flushed with success from its last game against Portsmouth. The wind was not going to be a problem this week at the Siskin County Primary School, Gosport.
Gosport was unable to field a full squad so an agreed five a side match was kicked off. The starting line up was Xian, Adelle, Heather, Hayley, and Vicky.
It was clear from the kick off that this was going to be another strongly contested match. However, with only one and half minutes on the clock, Hayley banged in solid cross from the left for Vicky to find the back of the Gosport net. (1 – 0, Denmead).
Elaina came on for Adelle after 8 minutes, this opened up the right side more and several more attempt on goal followed. On 10 minutes Vicky had her second shot on goal only to see it ricochet off the Gosport cross bar. Gosport retaliated strongly and put considerable pressure on Denmead’s defence which held firm thanks to Heather.
Gosport kept their tails up and came back strongly and Liz Morgan succeeded in slipping a goal past Xian. (1 -1). On eighteen minutes Vicky struck again to restore the difference. It stayed that way until half time. ( 2 – 1, Denmead)
Right from the kick off of the second half both teams worked hard to gain the upper hand. Vicky was plagued by some extremely tight man-to-man marking, making it difficult for her to roam as freely as usual. This was also the case in the Pompey game last week.
Charlotte made several attacks on goal, only to be thwarted by the home team. On thirty six minutes Hayley broke through the Gosport defence and slipped a clear shot past the keeper. (3 - 1 Denmead). The play continued end to end with Denmead winning several corners, which unfortunately came to nothing. Denmead’s tactics changed with Xian pumping long balls up field to be eagerly snatched by the attack. Gosport’s defence stood firm, but were unable to break out due to the solid defending from Denmead. At the 52 minute a long throw from Adelle, flicked on by Heather, found Hayley by the Gosport left hand corner flag. With sheer strength and good ball control she force past the Gosport’s defender and rifled a shot which buried into the Gosport net from what appeared to be an impossible angle. (4 – 1 Denmead)
Emma and Gemma came on in the last 3 minutes.
The win takes Denmead to the top of the league with 15 point from 5 games and the only unbeaten record.
Team: Xian Blackman, Heather Scott, Adelle Pushman, Hayley Albury, and Vicky Robinson.
Subs: Charlotte Ranger, Elaina Mickelburgh, Emma Pitcher, Gemma Powell
With a brilliant defence performance Heather was awarded Player of the Match.