October has seen Romsey Under 16 girls continue where they left off in September with two convincing wins .

END TO END !

Their first match on the 1st of October was at home to Southampton in the league . The away team had a strong start with keeper Alice Dyer called into action making a splendid sliding save plus several others to keep the opposition out . Inevitably Southampton scored a  goal which stunned Romsey into action and it was not long before Zoe Henderson after a strong run and neat finish bought Romsey level .

It remained 1:1  for most of the first half with both teams defending extremely well , so much so Alex Orak fractured her finger in a strong tackle and was forced to come off and be replaced .   In the last few minutes of the half it was end to end action seeing Southampton go 2:1 up before Bobs made it 2:2 with a fine finish .

The second half saw Romsey  take control immediately  and Zoe Henderson got her second goal within a minute of the re-start . You could see the team grow in confidence and they started to boss the game with fine passing and movement in midfield leading to Phoebe Moriarty -Palios  calming slotting the ball past the Southampton keeper from the left hand side of the D .

The remainder of the half saw more end to end action but Romsey were clinical with their finishing seeing Sophie Lawson net from close range and Bobs complete her second hatrick of the season .

The final score to a thrilling match was 7-2 to Romsey  , well played to both teams for such an entertaining match!

SUNSHINE CUP SUCCESS !

The 8th of October saw Romsey under 16 Girls take on a strong New Forest Side in the first round of The Hampshire Cup in Lymington .

Both teams had strong support and all were enjoying the glorious weather with temperatures peaking at 20 degrees !

Romsey came out of the blocks very quickly and had wave after wave of attacks with Jess Grout and Ella Manger linking up well with atackers Zoe Henderson and Hannah Loran , however  the New forest defence was very strong .

New Forest soon came into the game and put the Romsey defence under pressure but they responded with great tackles from Emily Proctor , Emily Wann and good distribution down the line from Liz Field soon had Romsey on the front foot again .

It was not long before Zoe Henderson broke free  on the right and closed in on goal to score with a low hard shot into the corner .

However it remained 1:0 until half time and the New forest defence was being very stubborn .

Into the second half Romsey kept pressing forward looking for the all important second goal which soon came after a nice move down the left putting Pheobe Moriarty – Palios in the clear and she calmly put the ball in the right hand corner of the goal to put Romsey 2:0 in the lead .

Romsey were now in control with Sarah MacLeod and Clara Hackett running the midfield , more goals followed one from Zoe Henderson and with an inspired substitution Jess Whetran came on up front for Zoe and scored with her first touch and still had time for another one to make the final score Romsey 5 New forest 0 .

The player of the match as chosen by the opposition much to everyone’s approval was Sarah MacLeod after a great midfield performance .

A super team effort now sees Romsey go into the second round of the Hampshire Cup !

Romsey under 16 girls travelled to Fleet & Ewshot on Sunday the 17th of September, their first game of the new season .

Romsey arrived with a strong squad which soon showed as Zoe Henderson scored early on taking the ball past two defenders before a confident finish.

Minutes later Zoe was at it again passing players and putting a cross in for Sophie Lawson to finish with aplomb . It was not long before Bobs Cooper and Hannah Loran got in on the  act scoring convincingly . 

After 20 mins Romsey were 5 nil ahead and the defence marshalled by Emily Wann had not given Fleet any attempts on goal.

A further number of  goals followed in the second half including an expertly taken penalty by Sarah McLeod. Fleet had tried to rally and hit the post but solid defending from Antonia Luckhurst , Alex Orak , Emily Procter and Keeper Alice Dyer denied the opposition a goal!

As the game entered the final phase The Romsey midfield were running the show and great passing  from Georgina Scott , Ella Manger , Liz Field and Phoebe Moriarty-Palios got Romsey up the pitch quickly which saw Zoe Henderson, Sarah McLeod, and Sophie Lawson complete their hatricks!

With the clock running down Bobs was back on the pitch determined to get her hatrick which she duly did with a cool finish . Hannah popped in her second goal of the day in after reading play well , and at the final whistle it was a resounding 14-0 win for Romsey .

A fantastic team performance all round , well done girls !

Romsey U16 Girls turned out on Sunday morning for their final National Cup group stage game knowing that only a win against local rivals Trojans would do to ensure they qualified for the next phase of the competition after their first disappointing loss of the season to Bournemouth last weekend, They would also have to do so without Captain Abbie James who had been in fantastic form all season but was unavailable due to National lacrosse duty.Coach Dave Miles laid out the game plan in the pre-game huddle and emphasized the fact that only a win will do. Romsey started the stronger pressuring Trojans high up the pitch and winning an early short corner leading to Bobs Cooper scoring the opening goal with a tidy flick after the ball was slipped left by Zoe Henderson, the lead was short lived with Trojans hitting back within a few minutes with a short corner of their own, Trojans center forward showing some fantastic skills to beat 2 players and the goalie and finish into an empty net, Trojans then took the lead with another fantastic solo effort by the same player this time beating 5 players and then the goalie to give Trojans a 2-1 lead. This seemed to wake Romsey up though who then really started to apply pressure to Trojans all over the pitch leading to numerous chances on goal and short corners, but some resolute defending and goalkeeping by the Trojans back line ensured that Romsey had to wait till very late in the half to receive the reward for the constant attacking pressure when Zoe Henderson beat a defender and broke into the circle slipping the ball square passed the goalie and Sophie Lawson finishing at the back post from a tight angle, 2-2 half time.

The half time team talk led to a change in tactics by Coach Miles and the Romsey Girls came out firing on all cylinders following the new game plan perfectly with a flurry of attacking pressure from both wings as the trio of Jenny Pimley, Zoe Henderson and Sophie Lawson run riot with numerous attempts on goal but once again The Trojans back line defended excellently clearing their lines on each occasion until Zoe Henderson broke free down the right and drove the ball into the circle and forced a good save by the Trojans goalie but Sarah MacLeod picked up the rebound at the top of the circle and thumped the ball home for Romsey to take the lead. Romsey continued their attacking pressure whilst Stand in Captain Sheila Forbes and Gigi Hebert doubled up and made the skillful Trojans forward life a misery shutting her out the game, Romsey scored a fourth after a lovely solo run from Sophie Lawson down the left lead to a lovely square pass eliminating the goalie for Jenny Pimley to finish from close range at the back post, the scoring was finished off after Zoe Henderson once again made amazing drive down the right wing beating two players driving the base-line and pulled the ball back for Bobs Cooper to place the ball in the bottom corner to make the final score 5-2.

Coach Dave Miles was thrilled with the result and the way in which the girls conducted themselves and stuck to the game plan, The win means Romsey finish 2nd in the table behind Bournemouth and qualify for the U16 National Cup regional playoffs to be played on March 12th against the other teams that qualified from the South West Clusters.  

The U16 boys lost their first league match of the season 3-1 on Sunday, a score line that was a little unfair given the balance of play although Romsey did not play well enough to win.

Salisbury started strongly and the defence marshalled by the returning Alex Mills kept strong and repelled wave of attacks allowing Romsey to come into the game and take the lead through Ben Davidson.

The second half was very much in reverse to the first as Romsey started strongly but could not convert a number of chances allowing Salisbury back into the game and despite the heroics of Captain Hal Cross in goal, the precise nature of Salisbury’s attacks and their clinical finishing meant they ran out easy winners

 

Running Out Of TimeThe weekly seniors’ training sessions are well under way and have been running for the last 3 weeks.

  • Men – Tuesdays 20:00 to 22:00
  • Ladies – Thursdays 20:00 to 21:30

Please note U16s and U18s are welcome at the above sessions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get back into the rhythm… there is only a few weeks before the first matches.

Full training schedule here.

Romsey U16 Girls (1) vs (1) Winchester U16 Girls

Scorer: Williams

Romsey played their penultimate league match of the season at Winchester on Sunday.

Romsey took the lead after 12 minutes with a superb run down the wing by Emily Williams who then drove into the D and fired the ball past the keeper and into the back of the net.

Both teams made several attempts at goal in a very competitive first half with Winchester levelling the score just before half time.

The second half continued in the same vein with both sides producing numerous attacks and both defences holding firm.

Romsey were awarded a penalty corner 10 minutes from time which narrowly skimmed past the post.

The match finished 1-1, again a terrific team display from Romsey.

Romsey U16 Girls (8) vs (0) Southampton U16 Girls

Scorers: Phillips, Williams 2, Penn-Newman 3, James, og

Romsey started the match against local rivals Southampton positively, winning a penalty corner two minutes into the game. A great strike from Jade Phillips put Romsey 1-0 up.
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Romsey continued their hard work, putting pressure on the Southampton defence. Romsey were soon 2-0 up after a reverse hit from Jade Phillips found Emily Williams who fired the ball into the back of the net.

Romsey increased their lead further after Katrina Penn-Newman found space in the D and flicked it past the keeper to make the score 3-0. SONY DSC

Southampton made a few breaks at goal but were denied by the Romsey’s strong defensive line who worked very effectively together to retain control at the back.

Just before half time Romsey made it 4 after a great initial strike from Jade Phillips which was saved by the keeper and then tapped over the line by the ever alert Katrina Penn-Newman.
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Romsey started the second half with the same determination, they soon increased their lead after Georgia Appleby dodged the tackles to get herself into the D where she delivered a great strike from the top, which took an odd bounce off a defenders stick and into the goal.

Abby James then made it six with a great strike. Romsey’s attacking play was very impressive and produced two more goals before the final whistle from Emily Williams and another from Katrina Penn Newman giving Katrina a well deserved hat trick.

A superb performance from Romsey, final score Romsey 8 Southampton 0.

Romsey U16 Girls (2) – (0) Winchester U16 GIrls

Scorers: Perriam, Phillips

Romsey continued their impressive start to the season with a win over local rivals Winchester.

After a slow start Romsey soon found their feet, Lydia Kearney latched on to a pass up the wing fired a great shot across the D which was flicked in by Emma Perriam on the post.

Romseys defensive line held firm against the Winchester attack and Romsey went into half time 1-0 up.

The second half started well With Romsey maintaining possession, about 15 minutes into the second half Romsey increased their lead further with a super strike from the top of the D by Jade Phillips.

Winchester had several attempts at goal which were confidently saved by goalkeeper Georgie Pugh. Romsey had a few more chances before the final whistle went.

A Well deserved victory! Player of the match went to Gabriella Hebert for a sterling performance in defence.

U16 Girls (4) vs (0) Southampton U16 Girls

Scorers: Phillips, Appleby 3

Romsey U16 Girls started their first home match of the season in style, they took the lead after 10 minutes with a great strike by Jade Phillips from a penalty corner.

Romsey dominated possession and went into half time 2-0 up with a well taken goal by Georgia Appleby.

The second half continued in the same vein with Romsey keeping Southampton’s defence under pressure, superb passing soon saw Romsey score a 3rd goal through Georgia Appleby.

Girls U16 Team
Romsey continued to work hard with Gabriella Hebert, Emily Morgan, Gigi Hebert and Emily Pitt-Pitts defending solidly each time Southampton made a break.

Constant attacks up the wings from Emma Perriam, Rosie Middleton, Katrina Penn Newman and Tilda Bryant continuously pushed Romsey into the attacking D creating opportunities for Emily Williams to strike the ball into the top right hand corner which was well saved by the Southampton goal keeper.

A final penalty corner was awarded just before the final whistle giving Romsey yet another goal opportunity. Jade Phillips sent a great strike to Georgia Appleby who was quick on the post to knock the ball past the keeper and into the corner of the goal to score a well deserved hat trick.

Player of the match went to Emily Morgan for superb work in defence and midfield, It was an all round good team performance.

Romsey U16 girls played Havant away on Sunday narrowly losing 3-2 in an enthralling game. Havant dominated early possession and it needed some stout defending of the D by Zoe Lynch, Emily Pitt-Pitts and Emily Williams to keep Havant at bay. Romsey relied on quick breakouts orchestrated by Georgina Appleby using the pace of left forward Jade Phillips to exploit some early opportunities for Lydia Kearney and Matilda Bryant. When the ball dubiously hit a Romsey foot just inside the area the eagle eyed referee Bart Simpson awarded a short corner. The resultant corner was well charged down by center back Gabby Herbert but the ball rebounded to a Havant striker and her shot deflected off the stick of Marge to wrong foot the Romsey keeper Nyah Sherwin. Romsey struck back with Emma Periam combining well with on the left with Jade Phillips who put Lydia Kearney through on goal but she was forced wide of the D by some good Havant defending. On the stroke of half time Romsey were unable to defend a short corner and Havant snatched a second goal against the run of play. Buoyed by their half time tactical team talk by coach Maggie and manager Edna. Romsey started the second half brightly forcing Havant back with Georgina Appleby stamping her authority in the center of midfield. The early domination of the ball paid dividends when Lisa fed a slide rule pass down the wing to Jade Phillips who crossed for the oncoming Lydia Kearney to strike an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner. Romsey were now winning all the 50:50 balls with Rosanna Middleton and Matilda Bryant not allowing their opposite numbers any time on the ball. It was against the run of play when a “Homer” like error allowed Havant to score a third soft goal. Romsey to their credit did not let their head drops and almost pulled a goal back when Lydia Kearney evaded a series of tackles only for her shot to be well saved. Jade Phillips who’s pace was causing Havant continued problems again broke away and her pin point pass was perfectly executed by Lydia Kearney to make a final nail biting five minutes for the Havant to narrowly hold to their 3 -2 lead. Special mention must be made of the excellent performance of Romsey goal keeper Nyah Sherwin who played up from the U14’s.

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