After last week’s fantastic 1-0 win against AEK Boco Blue, Bradley Stoke Youth FC’s Under-11 Girls travelled to face last season’s runners-up Westbury Park Foxes, a side they had never scored against, let alone beaten!
Despite a promising start for Bradley Stoke, with Daisy Ackerman going close, the side found themselves a goal down after just ten minutes when a ball into the box wasn’t dealt with by the Bradley Stoke defence, leaving a Westbury striker to smash home from close range.
Despite the setback, the Bradley Stoke girls kept pushing and it took them less than five minutes to find an equaliser when Daisy Ackerman’s shot was well blocked before Lydia Tang slotted home the rebound on the volley.
Both sides continued to look for that elusive second goal and displayed some great attacking football but neither side could convert and they went in level at 1-1.
The second half saw Bradley Stoke come close when Sophie Molyneux shot just wide after a lovely run past two defenders but it was Westbury Park Foxes who regained the lead when a corner was whipped into the box and the smallest of deflections was enough to see the ball go into the bottom corner of the net.
Bradley Stoke’s Daisy Ackerman looked to be on course to level the scores shortly after, when one-on-one but a fine save from the Westbury keeper just thwarted her. However, Bradley Stoke continued to work hard and got themselves back into the game after another strong run from Sophie Molyneux which saw a wonderful low finish into the bottom corner of the net from outside the box to level the scores.
The away side came close to winning the game at the end when Sophie Molyneux laid off to Olivia Hood who looked a certain to score but a fabulous sliding tackle from a Westbury defender was enough to nick the ball. An absorbing game of football with a draw the fair result.
U10 Girls suffer heavy defeat against Bristol Ladies Union Red
Bradley Stoke lost the game 7-0, thanks to some amazing striking of the ball from the opposition team, who showed that they could hit the ball from miles away! They had some real power behind the ball which meant they could score some fantastic goals! Which they did!
The first goal was a wonder strike from outside the box into the top left hand corner! Any men’s footballer would have been proud of the goal! An absolutely amazing strike, this was then followed by a goal from a similar position but into the bottom corner instead of the top! Another amazing piece of football.
Bradley Stoke were a couple of goals down at half time and, although they played really well in the second half, they were not able to make the breakthrough to get a goal of their own.
A shout out to both goalkeepers who played in the game, they both did really well and stopped some really powerful shots from the opposition! They both made some excellent saves!
Some excellent breaks down the middle of the pitch meant that Bradley Stoke had chances to score goals, but the excellent defence and goalkeeping of Bristol Ladies Union meant they could not get the ball in the back of the net.
The Bradley Stoke girls still fought really hard and despite letting in a few more goals, they were making some really good tackles in the second half and played really well, despite losing the game heavily.
Rugby: St Mary’s Old Boys (SMOB) RFC
The weekend’s results:
- SMOB RFC U13s 5-15 Keynsham (match report)
- SMOB RFC U15s 0-41 Frampton Cotterell RFC U15s (match report)
- Wells U16s 0-10 SMOB RFC U16s
Photo: SMOB RFC U13s in action against Keynsham
Article by Connor Summers
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