1 year ago
By The Yellows
Crosby JFC U14 Girls 0 - 3 Ashton Athletic U14 Girls
Another excellent all round performance from Ashton Girls which saw them run out 3-0 winners in a mainly one sided contest at Crosby on Saturday morning. The precedent was set straight from the kick off with Ashton forcing a number of corners and the Crosby goalkeeper being kept really busy in the first ten minutes. Teagan Bibby and Scarlett McHugh had good strikes saved and Eleanor Westfield also stung the hands of the Crosby Keeper, who did well to turn the ball around the post.
Persistence paid off when Teagan set up Scarlett with a razor sharp pass, Scarlett turned her marker and shot low into the bottom corner of the net, giving the keeper no chance. It was a deserved lead as Ashton had all of the play. Hannah Chlodek nearly doubled the lead with a great run and shot which was cleared by the Crosby defence. In the Ashton goal, Charlotte Woodward was a mere spectator but when called upon she was at her brilliant best. Crosby had a rare venture into the Ashton penalty area and seemed odds on to score when Charlotte pulled off a superb double save at the feet of the Crosby striker to keep the lead intact. Normal service was resumed when Scarlett fired in a shot after good approach play, the Crosby keeper making a good save. The corner from Hannah was perfect and Teagan volleyed home from just inside the area to make it 2-0.
The second half began with early Crosby pressure but not creating too much in the way of goal scoring opportunities and the Ashton defence seemed comfortable enough. There was a host of shots raining in on the Crosby goal by Scarlett, Hannah and Emily Bourne and Scarlett saw an effort come back off the bar after Hannah produced a first class cross. Scarlett then produced a great run bursting past two defenders and into the area where she was brought down by a cynical foul to produce a penalty kick. Scarlett picked herself up off the floor and slotted the kick low into the bottom corner without the keeper moving making it 3-0. Ashton were full value for this lead and nearly made it four when Hannah’s corner kick hit the angle of the post and bar with seconds remaining.
Another excellent win for the girls, who in the first two games of the season are beating teams with whom they drew or lost to by the odd goal last season.
Updated 21:00 - 18 Sep 2016 by The Yellows