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6pm arrival for 630pm kick off

Tattenhoe pavilion
Tattenhoe
Holborn Crescent
MK4 3EQ

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6pm arrival, ko 6.30pm

Stony Stratford Town FC, Ostlers Lane, Stony Stratford MK11 1AR.

Weds 9th May 2018

6pm arrival, 6.30pm kick off

Castlethorpe Sports Ground, Thrupp Close, Castlethorpe MK19 7PL

 

AFC Dunstable U12s v Lionesses U12s

What an excellent game & result (0-1) in our match Saturday against Dunstable who, I feel, are the best team in the league. I went with lower expectations as we had just the 9 players & many carrying knocks too so I certainly had a sense of let’s just enjoy it. Clearly, the girls had other ideas!

Bouncing high

I thought in the 1st half we rode our luck a little bit but we were competing for every ball and the defence were doing just enough to keep Dunstable at bay.

Mollie determined in defence

Tayla definitely not letting that ball through

The 1st half finished 0-0. The second half ebbed & flowed but we started to gain the upper hand with large amounts of time in their half  and with the better chances falling to us. With about 5 mins to go Olivia was pushed & we were awarded a free kick 1/3 of the way up the pitch. Kitty struck the ball cleanly & it sailed into the left hand side of the goalie. 0-1. The girls were ecstatic. The coaches & parents were yelling & screaming for the girls to focus, which thankfully they did. Dunstable launched attack after attack, & it was clearly backs against the wall time but  the defence held brilliantly firm for the last period, which I have to say, felt like an eternity.

The final whistle blew the girls embraced and the coaches/parents were able the breath again. 0-1 and our best victory this season.
Bring on City Belles Wednesday.

Safe hands                                                             

Scoobs chasing down the ball

Dunstable had a large squad to swap in as they had gracefully agreed to lower numbers due to our limited number but I actually think having a small squad today helped, as it enabled the girls to settle into their positions and get their eye in. As sub though Katie had to be flexible and was asked to play right back, left back & forward and she helped the team out greatly by doing so. The ref ( I think partly for his benefit) giving the girls regular drinks break also helped with recovery times. The explanations he gave throughout the match re. his decisions were appreciated though I did have to smile a little when he took it upon himself to demonstrate a high kick.

Olivia stalking her player

I feel it would be unfair to award just one Girl of Match as the whole team really stepped up to the plate. Thanks girls it was both nerve wracking and delightful to watch.

Izzy with her eye on the ball

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8.45am arrival.

Referee to be arranged and confirmed by Andrew.

Deanshanger Colts

The weather was perfect for a game of football and hopes were high. Unfortunately the pitch wasn’t great with a slope, long grass and molehills to contend with. We started slowly against a quick and strong Deanshanger side who attacked from the start. The dependable Oli worked hard to win the ball back and was assisted by Caden. We got better as the game progressed and created more chances. Fin delivered some great corners and Caden hit a stunning free-kick that shook the post. We must try to use the wings more often as the middle of the pitch is crowded. I was really pleased with the work rate of every player. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you make mistakes and encourage your team mates.

Well done to Caden who was our ‘Player of the match’. He was superb in all areas and his work rate was tremendous. When he is not on the pitch we aren’t quite the same team. Well done, Caden.

Stoke Hammond Knights

‘Proud’ is the best way to describe how I felt about our performance. We played some really clever stuff and the progress we have made this season is amazing. We started extremely well and were enjoying every minute. Players were taking up good positions and we weren’t leaving ourselves open at the back. A little less dribbling and a bit more passing would help, but this will develop with experience.

There were goals from Caden, Joseph, Oscar and Tom. That’s amazing.
Our ‘Player of the match’ was Oli who hassled, tackled, hassled and tackled. 100% effort personified. Well done Oli.

A huge ‘Thank You’ to all of the players and parents who have made the season such a pleasure. I hope you have enjoyed yourselves and feel proud of your progress and achievements.