Girls U11’s Football vs. Barlows

Wednesday 21st October 2015

In a pulsating league match against Barlows County Primary School our girls were very unfortunate to narrowly lose 4-3. Fielding a young and inexperienced team, Mr. Cotton, deputising for Mr. Garth, was hugely impressed by the efforts of the girls.

For some of the players it was the first time they had represented the school in a competitive match and early nerves were evident.

At half-time the girls faced an uphill battle to reduce a three goal deficit. However, despite Barlows scoring a fourth, the fightback was on.

Firstly, Akasha thumped one in from the edge of the box after shrugging off the attentions of three defenders. She quickly added a second, a close range effort after a sustained period of OLI pressure.

Isabel then joined her on the scoresheet, improvising well and using her knee to force the ball over the line, setting the game up for an exciting final few minutes.

After some intense pressure from the OLI girls, Akasha went agonisingly close with the last kick of the game, when her fierce right footed strike hit the outside of the post.

So although it was a defeat, there were many positives to take from the game, and all of the girls deserve huge credit for their fighting spirit and their efforts to run Barlows so close.

Mr. Cotton

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