MATCH REPORT. 30th April 2016 . Away Fairford Leys , Aylesbury. Friendly. Bright sunny conditions.
Squad: Charlie,Leanne, Chloe, Millie, Micky, Grace, Alice, Emily, Carrie, Amy, Casey, Georgie, Rosie.
Perfect Spring morning for Ladies football, sunny blue sky, pitch looking great! All credit to Aylesbury United ( formally Vale Reds team) for inviting us to play at Fairford Leys where we have played many exciting games in the passed. A 13 player Lionesses squad travelled the 22 miles to take on a tough challenge.
This was going to be no exception. Both teams looked up for it. Although the Lionesses were told pre match that Aylesbury had not lost a league game all season and were sitting on top of the Thames Valley League Division 2. But hey! Neither had we!! The first few minutes saw Aylesbury taking the game to the Lionesses surging forward with pace and power looking like a Garston team! ( including purple shirts )
It took Amy only 11 mins to put the previous games injury behind her with a great strike from distance following some nice neat passing by the midfield of Alice, Carrie, Emily, Casey. 0-1 . This took Aylesbury a little by surprise not used to teams taking the initiative against them. It took another 26minutes before Emily’s quick thinking from a throw in and a one two with Amy made all the pressure count to give Carrie (taking a leaf out of Amy’s book) another shot from outside the box which ended up in the top corner. 0-2
3 minutes later Amy not wanting to be out done by Carrie hits another beauty from outside the box to make it 0-3 at Half time.
The second half started like the first as Aylesbury started to realise they did not like being 3 down! They started to get into their stride finding there passes, but Micky soon broke up there neat passing by stepping in continually to anticipate there passes brilliantly.
The team were playing some very attractive football from back to front, with Charlie & Leanne our 2 goal keepers in fine form and the solid defence of Chloe, Millie, Micky, & Grace holding firm. With Casey & Emily plus a run out for the returning Rosie down the flacks on a pitch as wide as it was long! Looked great!
Georgie was working hard to hold the ball up as the lone striker against the best central Aylesbury defender who made everything hard for Georgie, who just kept on putting pressure on all their defence and never giving up! The second half proved much harder (as we said it would at half time) as Aylesburys supporters & parents demanded more! It took the Loinesses until the 65th minute to close the game out with a left foot shot ( you guessed outside the box ) from Carrie to wrong foot the well worked keeper and score her second. Game over!
Well done on the performance team! That’s just what we wanted. That’s what we asked for and that’s what we got!!!
Player of match chosen by Aylesbury was no.10 Rosie.
Pat & Steve