Sonning U14G (2) v Phoenix U14 (0)
By Chris Roberts
Great win for the girls
Our first match for a while up against the girls of Phoenix at the University. We fielded a pretty strong team of 12 with the unwelcome news that everyone was going to have to have a go in goal as Kicking Back as our keeper couldn't make it this weekend. In fairness it mattered little as the Oranges didn't manage to get into our D too often during the game.
The girls that have managed to make it into the Ladies squads are really starting to show their strength now, great pace from Charlotte and Georgia, I'm not sure I can teach Bronwyn anything else about dribbling and Mia is a lot stronger on the ball and in the tackle now which is great to see.
There were lots of little pairings going on across the pitch; Laura and Naomi combined nicely up front throughout the game, you can see they play football together, Freya and Zainab also working hard in midfield to break things up and then pass to each other to get away from danger. Charlotte M has improved a lot, marking their left wing and making some great challenges, as did Izzy on our left had side, not to be out done by big sis.
Melissa also did a great job in the middle of defence and there was a fantastic debut from Annabel playing her first Sonning game at U14 level, she really grew into the game as things went on, following the "guidance" from Coach to the letter and getting in the D a few times towards the end
Sonning ended up worthy 2-0 winners
Phoenix's MOTM Freya
Coach's pick Annabel