4-1 win over Doveridge
The Development team ran out 4-1 winners in a spicy encounter with Doveridge.
The match started with neither team able to get control of the match when Natalie spotted space and made a run from right back all the way to the byline to pull back a pass for Brooke to tap in. Doveridge then gained a foothold in the game after playing a cross for their right winger to score. With the scores level, Leek conceded a penalty after a trip in the box, Hannah produced a great save and also got to her feet to collect the rebound to keep Leek from going behind. A few minutes later, Katie beat the offside trap but her shot from distance clipped the top of the crossbar. Second half saw a few changes to the lineup with more pace being added to the wings.
The next goal game from some excellent work from Alice in the central midfield to find Mollie’s run with a 30 yard pass, Mollie was away from her defender and calmly finished to make it 2-1. Our third came from a corner that Doveridge managed to clear as far as Maddie, who made an excellent cross to find Katie unmarked at the edge of the box, Katie took one touch to bring the ball down then struck it on the half volley to find the top corner. The final goal came from Maddie, beating the full back for pace and heading straight into the box with a finish at the near post. The final 20 minutes saw frustration boil over with a few late challenges and off the ball nudges but in the end a well earned 3 points.
Player of the match was Hannah for her multiple saves including the penalty and rebound. Special mentions to Ellie, Emily and Alice who all had fantastic games.