The decision was taken to play on the Astro pitch rather than grass. It was dry when we started, but during the game on a number of occasions it rained heavily. This did make the surface a bit more precocious.
Like Timperley, Mellor have had a strong under 15 side for the last couple of years. It is always a very competitive game, our games against them. This game was no different.
1st Half. We started well and went ahead 3 - 0 and were controlling the game. Then Mellor came back and scored two goals. It was evenly balanced throughout the first half. Halftime score was 7 - 4 for us. Their goals came from fast breaks where our mid field were not all back or lack of communication in the back. In attack we varied our approach from fast break from defence to slow build up. Most of the time there was good movement up front.
2nd Half. Our coaches Anne Green and Alice Allan, told the team we needed to start coming back when we lost the ball in Mellor's half, we needed to be tighter at defence and control the pace of the game. We did two out of three. It is the first one that we need to work on. There was a brief moment when Mellor gain the upper end in terms of ball possession but this did not last long and the girls took control of the game again. 2nd half score was 6 - 2.
Final score: 13 - 6 for Timperley.
We had 16 players today and everyone did their part towards this win. It was a great team performance. Again we had 2x U13s playing for us (Charlotte S and Emily P) and did very well too.
There are areas we need to work on to get better but a deserved win for a great team performance.
Next game is against Stockport at Stockport on Sunday 20th October.
Goals and Assists:
Zofia Jenkins 4 /2
Bella Davidson 1/4
Karina Henshaw 3/-
Jess Haywood 1/2
Lotta Tully -/2
Katie Young 1/1
Tilly Young 1/-
Elso Hopley-Catalan 1/-
Laura Kelly 1/-