WINNERS - Year 8/9 Girls football!

Our Year 8/9 girls football team played their second game of the season tonight against Thomas Knyvett. After a 4-0 defeat in our previous game, the girls started well this time winning plenty of possession in the middle of the park. However, two goals conceded on the break seemingly put Thomas Knyvett in control of the match with only a couple of minutes left in the first half.

After a series of successive corners, and plenty of pressure, Heidi Jones scored on the stroke of half time to give the girls hope. A tactical change at half time, shifting Sammie Thomson to the back four and moving Alex Rigoroso into the midfield, brought about almost immediate results. With some strong work on both flanks from Grace Hagilouka and some composure in the box from Caitlin Hearne, the pressure told on Thomas Knyvett as Heidi scored again to level it at 2-2.

Thomas Knyvett tried to up the attack at this stage but the defence held strong, this time with some strong work from Beth Stemp, Sammie and Hannah Jimenez. With time ticking away, MAS started to control the game again. Some great play down the right hand side from Stella Bailey and Rachel Jimenez allowed Stella to get free in the box and fire us into the lead. The girls held fast in the last couple of minutes to hold on to a well-deserved victory!


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