What a great performance
By Simon Standing
U15 Girls vs Garston Leopards
We entertained Garston Leopards at home on Saturday and those that watched were treated to a very exciting game.
We could only field 10 players on Saturday due to late signings and other commitments but the 10 played like 20.
We got off to a very fast start and was applying pressure to the Garston backline continuously , probing them down both wings .
The pressure paid off and Emma Jellis connected with one which was out of thee keepers reach . 1-0 Bury.
We could never keep up the pressure with only 10 players and Garston started to get the majority of the possession .
Our makeshift defence was holding out , Macey, Gracie and Emma W were keeping them at bay with the help of Freya Kavanagh and when they did get through, Maddie Bailey was there to thwart their shots.
Time after time last ditch tackles and Saves being made were a regular occurrence but we could hold out any longer . Some sharp passing by Garston opened up our defence and it was 1-1 .
At Half time the girls looked shot and Poppy Newman had to leave so we were down to 9 players .
The girls started brightly again they found an inner strength and with only 9 players . Much the same as the first half we were under the cosh for large amounts of the second half .
Then finally the took the lead with a scrappy goal mouth finish. At this point I was thinking ”we haven’t been embarrassed , I’ll take a 2-1 defeat” but felt there was still something in it for us.
Isabella Rosser had been scaring the life out of the defenders all game with her tireless pressure and it was 5 mins from full time she got her just deserts . Ball over the top and off she went with just the keeper to beat and beat she did 2-2 .
What a great advertisement for Girls Football. We are So very very proud of this team. Everything good about the girls game was there for all to see on Saturday.
Remy Hudson Clements -True captains performance
Gracie Bartlett. Dogged and determined
Isabella Rosser. Never gave up the chase
Freya Kavanagh. Tireless running
Maddie Bailey. Awesome keeper display
Joint Girls of the match voted for by Garston Jaguars Coach Madison Bailey and Gracie Bartlett
Match report by Daniel Bartlett