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Match Report - u18s Girls vs Manchester Uni

Match Report - u18s Girls vs Manchester Uni

By Chris Wright
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A return to form for u18s


Firstly, thanks to our four stand-in goalies Tilly, Jess, Henny and Sophie who all acquitted themselves really well - they all played without fear (although they admitted to being a bit stressed), making good saves and clearing well. I think we may have uncovered some new goal-keeping talent! Who fancies playing in goal at training tonight? :-)

Otherwise, this was the best the u18s have played for a few games now. It's not a surprise that form had dipped given the stop-start nature of this season, and playing a couple of games in quick succession helped, but the return of some of our strongest attack players also made a notable difference. Well done to all of you who played with pace and precision.

The girls started a bit messily (becoming a worrying habit!) giving possession away cheaply and the university took the lead with the first goal. After that Timperley really got into its stride and won the first quarter 6-1 with some excellent play - this was absolutely not one-way traffic but the defence of Charlotte, Mia, Natalya and Sophie were just excellent when it came to Man Uni's attacks.

The second quarter was tight and finished 3-3 with Jess having to face free position after free position. So 9-4 at half time, but that was the last time the university was going to score, with Timperley adding 6 goals in a slightly fore-shortened second-half.

Goals / assists:
Ana 4/1
Sophie 4/2
Henny 1/4
Chloe 1/4
Alice 3/1
Jazzy 2/0
Mia 0/1
Jess 0/1

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Match details

Match date

Tue 01, Mar 2022

Kickoff

18:30

Meet time

17:50

Instructions

Please meet at the Armitage Centre, Manchester Uni. We will be playing on astro, which is reserved from 6pm to 7.30pm.

We need to be ready to get on the astro at 6pm for a quick warm up and a prompt start so we can be finished by 7.30pm.

As always, £3 subs please - thank you.