U12 girls played Salisbury on the 12th of January. Push back was at 10.45 am on a beautiful sunny morning.
Romsey made a strong start and dominated possession and it was not long before they had their first goal. Harriet F made a strong run from midfield and found Alisa S in the D unmarked and she calmly slotted the ball into the goal. 1-0
The second goal soon followed with a fine finish by Maddie O to make it 2-0.
As the second 20 started started Salisbury stepped up a notch and were working very well as a team and put the Romsey defence , led by Tilly D under great pressure , despite great defending from Hannah T , Isobel L , Hattie K , Eliza H and some excellent saves and kicking by Ellie G Salisbury scored two goals during this time.
The final third started with Salisbury in the ascendancy and Romsey had really gone off the boil. Salisbury made it pay and took the lead 3-2!
The pressure was really on Romsey now , could they respond?
Respond they did, the midfield started to click Zoe P and Imogen A started to get the ball out wide and create space as Romsey surged forward with Maggie N and Elianna W in support. On one such attack the ball was crossed into the D and Harriet F struck it with conviction to make it 3-3!
Romsey tails were up now and they were looking for the winner , there was only a couple of minutes on the clock when Imogen A picked the ball up on the half way line and made a great run down the wing. She delivered a telling cross to the back post where Lucy W after making a fantastic run from her own half to get there steered the ball home ! 4-3
A minute later the whistle went for full time, the girls had left it late but grabbed the winner in the nick of time.
A great team effort to come back from behind and get the win
Players of the match- Ellie G , Some crucial saves and excellent kicking and Harriet F , Great goal and assist.
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