This was the first tournament of the season for DART U12 girls and all the girls arrived feeling a little nervous.
Lack of availability unfortunately meant playing without a goal keeper but at least we were able to play with 7 players out on the field which was useful because the pitch seemed very large. With one team not fielding a team Dart played 3 x 15 minute games on the trot.
The first game we were up against a strong Exe team and unfortunately lost 4-0. This was DARTS wake -up call and in the second game against Isca DART were a bit more settled in their positions and started to play well as a team. Great defensive play from Mali Rundle, Madison Ingleby and Jasmine Grills(and still without a goalie ) they kept the score down to 2-0. Meanwhile at the other end Ella Taylor, Charlotte Tlustly and Hannah Grills linked well and were unlucky not to score from a short corner.
In the final game against Tiverton, Dart found their stride and were quickly rewarded with a well taken goal from Charlotte Tlustly. This was a much stronger performance all round and hopefully will have given the girls confidence for the next tournament. Player of the match was awarded to Ella Taylor.