On a crisp winters morning, under the shadow of Caerphilly Castle, our Under 11s played the first of their two games against a very resolute Cardiff Corries team.
Our defence of Excellent Emily C, Fantastic Chelsie and Superb Sienna kept Sensational Sofija very well protected in goals.
It was Amazing Holly that opened the scoring, with a shot that the goalie couldn’t hold onto, and it crossed the line for a first half goal.
Corries equalised soon after against the run of play.
In the second half, Terrific Tara was introduced, and with Magnificent Maya and Brilliant Beth helping to dominate the midfield, Caerphilly pulled on the pressure.
It was a throw in by Captain Great Georgia, who found her sister, Exceptional Emily, free in the box, she took a touch then slammed the ball into the back of the net for the second goal!!
Our second game of the day was against our friends from Porth.
It was real end to end stuff. With both teams having numerous opportunities to score.
Sensational Sofija pulled off save after save to keep Caerphilly in the game, including one that was heading in the top right corner before she tipped it over.
In Defence, Fantastic Chelsie and Excellent Emily C both intercepted Porth attacks and Terrific Tara and Superb Sienna made last ditch tackles too.
Magnificent Maya battled and won numerous challenges in midfield, and Brilliant Beth and Exceptional Emily W both had nice passing and movement throughout.
Captain for the game Amazing Holly had her dribbling boots on and broke through the Porth defence many a time.
Despite the tireless work rate of Great Georgia upfront, we were unable to beat their keeper.
A fantastic battle by both teams but the game ended goalless.
A great day despite the cold. As always the girls attitude and effort were first class.