Match Report
Ashville Harrogate Girls-U10A vs  Bradford G.S. Festival
On: Friday, 13 Oct 2017
Venue: Away

v Hymers - Drew 1-1

v St. Olaves - Drew 1-1

v Dame Allen’s - Drew 0-0

v GSAL - Won 1-0

v Bradford A - Drew 2-2

The U10’s had a really successful time at the BGS Festival and whilst the tactics for a successful 5-minute quarter pitch game are a far cry from what we would normally promote, the implementation of the strategy and the determination shown by all girls was tremendous. We also had some pretty tough schools in our section, so the scorelines, and the fact that we were ahead in most is excellent. Against Hymers we chased everything down, employed the tactics really well and had all the play apart from the one run which led to their goal. Hattie Eyles scored a great goal for us. Chloe Johnson took us into the lead very early on against St. Olaves and having lost to them last week it was very satisfying to see the girls so dominant in this game. I was particularly impressed with a fantastic reverse stick pass from Jemima Hearld which fell in the path of Chloe later on in the game. Unfortunately we were yet again on the receiving end of a last minute goal from the opposition. Dame Allen's put the most pressure on us and they were big and confident girls for this age group. Unfortunately I encouraged Frances Winterschladen to come forward a little too late as her goal went over the line after the bell for time!

Our most impressive game was against GSAL, who didn’t enter our defensive half at any point and with Chloe Johnson almost scoring her second goal after less than a minute we then piled on the pressure for the rest of the game. Annie Scott finally got the goal that we deserved but we could have had plenty more. I was particularly Impressed with the quality of tackles and the stick control from Ashville.

Given that most teams had left due to the late running of the tournament our last game was against Bradford A and this was a closely fought game with strength from both teams. Breakaway plays contributed to our goals and Annie Scott scored both. Bradford’s determination to score also saw them break once and then score from a free hit.

Despite the tournament lacking a good amount of game play I thoroughly enjoyed the company and attitude of the girls who will show plenty of promise if they maintain this determination. Well done everyone!

Player of the Match: Annie Scott/Chloe Johnson

Team: Frances Winterschladen (Capt), Ava Christensen, Hattie Eyles, Jemima Hearld, Chloe Johnson, Amelia Oliver, Chloe Peel, Annie Scott, Megan Womersley