Sports News from Mr Sanders 07.12.17

Bowmansgreen Girls v Wheatfields
The girls made the journey to play Wheatfields in the Wix 7 a side, knowing that it was going to be a tough assignment as Wheatfields had won all the games they had played this season so far. The game started well for the girls as great work from first Laila, then Mia, set up Lacie who finished brilliantly from a tight angle. 1-0 up after six minutes. The game was tight and end to end as two very good sides went head to head. Bowmansgreen defended superbly through Marilena, Lucy, Kyeesha and Sofia to keep the outstanding Wheatfields forward restricted to limited chances.
The second half was also very tough, Bowmansgreen were not creating too many chances as they looked to hold onto the lead. Wheatfields was dominating possession and territory, and both Marilena and Emily had to be alert to keep the score 1-0, clearing two chances off the line. Laila and Lily looked dangerous on the counter attack and was the perfect outlet who relieved pressure countless times. There were 30 seconds left when, for the first time, the Wheatfields forward had a clear sight of goal and made no mistake. A late equaliser! Extra time started and Wheatfields went ahead for the first time in the 2nd half with a decent finish at the far post. Mia, playing her last game for the school before moving away, forced a great save from the Wheatfields keeper with just seconds left. The Bowmansgreen girls were superb against strong opposition, the toughest match of the season and they showed great character and resilience and this game proved how good the girls are and how far they have come.
Squad – Emily, Kyeesha, Marilena, Sofia, Mia, Laila, Lily, Lacie, Lucy.
Bowmansgreen v St Peters
A joint year 4/5 side hosted St Peters in a friendly match on Wednesday. The game started well for Bowmansgreen as Laila looked dangerous on the right side of midfield, forcing the St Peters keeper to save smartly at the near post early on. With players being in different positions as an experiment, it was St Peters who stung a surprise and opened the scoring, and the forward finishing well when one on one with Archie. Despite hitting the post through James, it took 15 minutes for Bowmansgreen to equalise. Laila created herself some space on the edge of the area and fired into the bottom corner.
Once this goal went in, Bowmansgreen again started to dominate but despite having eight shots in short succession, just couldn’t find a way past the keeper. Archie had to be alert to make a fine save when called upon with four minutes to go, even though he hadn’t touched the ball for ten minutes. Freddie, George and Tommy looked solid and the two year 4s, Luca and Jason, worked hard and fitted into the side perfectly. The winning goal came from the foot of Ollie. A through ball from James, who had held off the challenge of the defender, was taken in his stride and finished well past the advancing keeper. A good performance and result.
Squad – Archie, Freddie, George, Tommy, Ollie, James, Laila, Jason and Luca.