Wakefield Owls U8s girls 1
Hemsworth West End Terriers U8s Girls 4
The two teams were greeted by perfect conditions at Manley Park this morning as The Owls welcomed visitors Hemsworth West End Terriers.
The visitors kicked off but the home side were soon on the attack with chances falling to Izzy and then Ellie but both were unable to convert. The away team gradually worked their way back into the game forcing a couple of good saves from Amy and some solid defending by Molly and Esmai keeping them at bay.
The Owls took the lead midway through the quarter, fair to say against the run of play as Izzy scored across the keeper.1-0.
The remainder of the quarter became somewhat of a scrappy midfield battle which the Owls closed out to head into the interval with a slender lead.
The changes were rung for Q2 with Poppy, Lena and Daisy replacing Molly, Esmai and Izzy. Daisy making an impact with a strong tackle to stop a near certain goal, and Ellie again going close. Much of the same followed, a dogged midfield battle, dominated by the Owls, Poppy having a strong presence in the middle of the park and Daisy and Lena making tackle after tackle, although the visitors were unlucky striking the foot of the post, but followed up netting an equaliser on the stroke of half time. 1-1
Molly, Esmai and Izzy were reintroduced replacing Daisy, Ellie and Lena. The girls seemed to switch off a little on the resumption and the Terriers seemed to be getting a foothold in the game, and as the quarter went on they certainly dominated proceedings in a quarter of little meaningful action. 1-1
Daisy donned the gloves for the final stanza, with Ellie and Lena also taking to the field, and only desperate Terriers defending preventing The owls taking the lead, the hard work was undone as ball watching and sloppy defending saw the Terriers take the lead 2-1, and they followed this up with a third to seemingly make the game safe. 3-1.
Unsatisfied the Terriers pressed for a 4th and it soon came on the back of a long range effort. 4-1.
After dominating for long periods of the game, The Owls could probably find themselves hard done by as the scoreline somewhat flattered the visitors.
With no fixture next week the break could come at the right time to take the positives from the game and hit the training ground to iron out the errors that ultimately cost the game.