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MK City

Congratulations to MK City for giving us a thoroughly competitive game and ultimately squeezing out a victory. Tremendous fighting spirit shown by the Lionesses today against an MK City opposition that was both skilful and well organised.

MK City looked like the best opposition we have played against over the last several weeks and the high tempo brought the best out of our girls as they rose to the challenge admirably. The tackles made by all our girls were spot on and constantly interrupted the City flow of play as they tried to advance.

Goals were registered by Kitty and a heart stopping Ruby lob with some excellent assists from Olivia and Molly-well done girls!

Freya, Freya, Freya – what a brave performance in goal! The score line could have been quite different today without your fantastic saves time and time again – a massive well done to you today and to crown it ‘Girl of the match’ too!

 

City Belles

A 7 aside friendly against the City Belles saw another very evenly contested match in cold and windy conditions. But, despite the addition of 2 more players for this 7 aside match the girls weren’t able to turn their chances into a celebratory score line!
Honey battled up front and created a couple of opportunities in the first half and Kaci’s strong defence limited the Belles advances early on.
Izzy demonstrated strength and resilience throughout her time on the pitch as she closed down the opposition and fed the strikers with through balls. Not shy of a tackle or three, Izzy dominated her space and looked very sharp throughout the game.
The twins: Lily and Ruby were tireless with their forward pushes and also their relentless pursuit of the ball-whether the Belles were tall or short they soon realised they would be tackled for possession! Both their work rate was top draw and they deserved more!
Olivia dribbled her way through the opposition traffic demonstrating her skills but alas it did not lead to goals this time however, it was recognised by the Belles who nominated her for Woburn ‘Girl of the match’…well done Olivia!
Some good accurate passing was on show by all the girls along with good position and defensive support throughout the match – this is great to see.
On the whole, another great turn out from the girls and the game looked like a competitive and fun experience for all of them as they continue to learn to play with each other – well done again Lionesses!!

AFC Kempston

It is halfway through the season now and it is clear the U10 Lionesses are growing in confidence and showing great progress learning to play as a team.

Today was another successful performance, this time against the girls from AFC Kempston with some great individual skills demonstrated but overwhelmingly another strong team performance put in by the girls – well done!

Special mention to our keeper Freya who successfully limited the potency of the Kempston offensive with some brave goalkeeping and swift reactions as she repeatedly helped neutralise their dangerous attacks by using her area to bolster the defensive line – fantastic!

We have a definite candidate for goal of the season from Molly with a ‘David Beckhamesque’ half way line half-volley which seemed to baffle the opposition keeper as it bounced over her head and into the goal – What a gem!!

Finally, it’s great to see all the girls growing as a team and also enjoying themselves as they do, so a big thanks to our coach Paul for driving these important values each week.

Stotfold

Well done girls for a spirted show this morning despite the bitterly cold wind blowing across the pitch. The Stotfold girls definitely had the right idea wearing tracksuit bottoms!

Both teams contested for possession with the teams looking evenly matched for most of the game. However, despite a few goal mouth scrambles it wasn’t enough for the Lionesses to take the spoils this time. Stotfold are clearly a good team and had the edge in the blustery conditions.

Of note, great tenacity was shown by the twins Lily and Ruby as they fought for possession throughout the game to create opportunities. Izzy continued to read the game well pick-pocketing the Stotfold opposition on more than one occasion to create several attacking chances.

Looking forward, let’s hope the weather is a bit more favourable for our next match against the City Belles next week otherwise tracksuit bottoms and gloves on stand-by!