Caerphilly Castle Ladies and Girls v Cardiff Bluebelles
Date 14th January 2018
Eastern Leisure Centre
Aled Evans Cup – Round 1
Another high possession game thanks to really effective ball control by the whole team. With another field marked out as a pitch, the game was never going to be fast and open – but we did keep it open against the muddy odds!.
The first half saw 3 goals and 6 or so shots on target; full back Michelle coming up to header home one of the goals; Jess and Grace completing the strong first half. Another brave effort in goal by Alisha Jones led to a hand injury that forced Alisha out of goal and subbed by Nia.
Far more chances came Caerphilly’s way in the second half. The one-sided half saw many more shots on target, a few hitting the post, 5 hitting the back of the net. Another well celebrated goal came from Katy’s very first touch after coming on as sub. The opposition had some ball possession and only managed one break, shot saved confidently by Nia.
The game was well mannered and free-flowing with no issues for the ref to sort out. With a much improved game by everyone and another clean slate, Man of the match went to the whole team – well done Ladies!
Goal Scorers: Jess W x 2, Katy x 2, Jess E, Michelle, Grace, Tegan,
Final score: Caerphilly 8, Cardiff Bluebelles 0
(Match report by Neil Rich)