Trafalgar Under 13 girls team traveled to Churchill for this weeks game. The Churchill girls are a very young team and have struggled with numbers all season so we were not sure exactly what we were to face. The Trafalgar girls started the game well and soon dominated possession. Whilst the Churchill girls were able to cope with the early pressure they eventually succumbed and Skye was able to put the ball into the back of the net for the first goal. Any forward moves by Churchill were shut down by the backline and when Maddy came off the bench to score the second goal the Trafalgar girls really started to take control of the game. Haylea finished the half with a wonderful solo run and goal to make the half time score 3:0
The domination continued in the second half as the Trafalgar girls started to play the style of game we have been striving for. Numerous times the ball was able to be played across the ground through the reliable backline trio of Livvie, Nyah and Allyssa to find an open teammate up the ground. Paris proved the adage that “you play as you train” with a dominant performance for the entire game in the midfield. Her ability to compete and use soft feet to trap and then pass the ball to a teammates advantage was outstanding. Maddy showed all her ball control skills and moved through the defenders at will. Skye got the scoreboard ticking over again in the second half after a tremendous dribbling run and shot. Haylea scored her second after a couple of opportunities and Amber was able to take a long distance shot that managed to get past the goal keeper and get over the line. The passing to create all the chances was first class and can be attributed to the hard work the girls have put in to improve this facet of their game. A second goal for Maddy completed the day’s work for the team and make the final score a satisfying 7:0. Every member of the team contributed to a great team performance and the continual improvement in the team work and adherence to the game plan is fantastic to observe.
Match report by Coach Warren Steen