Romsey under 16 girls played New Forest away on Sunday 9th of December . It was a windy cold morning and push back was 10.30amprompt .
New Forest made a strong start and pushed Romsey back to the edge of their D and they had to sustain a number of attacks in the first 10 minutes. The defence were very strong with super interceptions and tackling from Alex O , Antonia L and Ellie E.
Romsey started to apply some pressure themselves and wingers Jess G and Grace M made some great runs to get Romsey up the pitch. Romsey forced two short corners in quick succession and Liz F forced a good save from the Forest keeper.
New Forest regained their composure and came again with some good passing moves up the pitch and on one attack broke into the D with only the Romsey keeper to beat, Daisy R was off her line in a flash and made a fantastic diving smother save to deny the Forest forward.
Daisy R was called into action again within minutes and made a super save to deflect the ball round the post . Romsey were having to defend hard to stay in the match with midfielders Emily J and Katie S working back brilliantly to help the defence.
Half time 0-0 !
Romsey were working very hard and they were in this match , Liz F was pushing balls forward and finding Tessa D who was always a willing runner but Romsey just could not find a breakthrough. Anna R was working very hard up front and coming back to help the midfield with some great tackling and then passing the ball up field intelligently.
New Forest were getting stronger as the match went on and Ella M moved into the centre of the pitch to help and made some great interceptions.
Daisy R was called into action again with another great save and the defence again mopped up another Forest attack. Forest then got a short corner with only a few minutes to go and it was beautifully taken and a sweet shot flew into the bottom left corner and there was nothing the defence or Daisy could do about that one. 1-0
The match finished minutes later and New Forest had been made to work for this victory , well played both teams.
Player of the match – Alex Orak , strong defending and all round play
Mention in dispatches – Daisy R , fine goal keeping performance