BEDS FA COUNTY CUP FINAL , Kempston Rovers ground Sunday 17th April 2016 KO 10.30am. Ref. Terry McCarthy.
Squad: Leanne, Chloe, Millie, Micky, Grace, Madison, Molly, Carrie, Amy, Casey, Emily, Georgie, Alice, Charlie.
Goals: Casey x 4, Molly x 2, Georgie x 2, Madison x 1
The first of 2 Cup Finals to end the season for the U18s. Beautiful sunny day in Kempston, team arrives early only to be told we are playing not on grass but the Astro ! Shock! horror!
Woburns squad of 14 arrive to find Leighton only have 11! Their bench looked a tad empty with only the Manager taking a seat. Vixens started with great enthusiasm and put Woburn under pressure from the off. Lionesses looked a little nervous and took 7 minutes for Carrie to head Casey through on goal to score. 1 minute later Georgie adds the second slotting it passed the Vixens keeper. 2-0 Game on! Woburn then relaxed and started to play some nice passing football, taking control of the midfield who where able to give plenty of wide balls to Madison & Casey to run onto . Leighton were unlucky not to get one back when Vixens Rachel hits the post from a half way line super shot. On 18 mins Molly with her trade mark long range effort finds the net. 3-0. 6 mins later Georgie breaks away with pace to get goal number 4. With great determination Amy & Carrie go for the same high ball Carrie getting there first with her head meets Amy’s boot 2nd! Both players down Amy nearly out! Landing awkwardly on her back, 15 minutes later the stretcher was in use to take her to the 1st Aid room, where the ambulance was called to take her to hospital for an X – Ray on her back, just to be on the safe side. Not the way she wanted to end the game, but Amy had played very well up to this point, and deserved to have scored . Half time 4-0
Leighton then lose a player from injury so both teams play on with 10 each, this opens the game up and gives more space to Woburn who on 47 mins get the 5th goal from Casey. 5-0 game over! On 49 mins Casey scores again 6-0. By now Vixens heads had gone down under the continued bombardment. On 55 mins Molly breaks through and again let’s fly with a shot 7-0 Madison then starts a run down the left and cuts in onto her right to fire a great shot into the near post on 57mins.8-0 . Time to rest a few players so off come Carrie and Molly . The defence was working hard to keep out Vixens Top goal scorers Rachel, Lizzie, & Lauren who were doing there best to get a break through. No chance as Chloe, Millie, Grace, Alice & our ‘stalker’Micky stayed solid & composed at the back. Still time for Potential Player of match Casey to get her head on the end of a perfect cross from the right from Molly on 83 mins for goal no. 9 and Casey’s fourth!
Well played all the squad 2 down & one to go! If you know what I mean. BEDS FA COUNTY CUP CHAMPIONS at u18 for the 2nd year in a row.
News from the hospital is that Amy is bruised and sore but keen to be back training ASAP.
BEDS FA PLAYER OF THE MATCH was our no. 11 Molly!