The C team played first and they enjoyed their match thoroughly despite losing 7-0. Moor Park applied lots of pressure and for most of the first half Beth Embrey kept Adcote in the match by making many brilliant saves. The opposing school’s coach was so impressed that she gave Beth her ‘player of the match’ award. Unfortunately, the half time score was Moor Park 4 – Adcote 0.
There were many things to improve on during the half-time talk and the girls were given 4 targets to help them improve in the second half. Keira Diavati performed some lovely roll outs, Jasmine Wenlock made some important strong tackles and Paloma Mallo tried her best to drive the ball down the right wing. April Wenlock was also given a ‘player of the match’ award for getting stuck in and trying her best to pass the ball out of defence.
The B team then played a very even match. There was end to end play, with scoring opportunities arising from both teams. Hattie Candler made some strong runs up the right wing to link well with Emilia Blackwell to put pressure on Moor Park’s defence. At the other end, Romilly Hayton worked hard tackling the opposing forwards. Once again our keeper made some excellent saves, and this time it was Emma Stevens who achieved the ‘player of the match award. She kicked the ball away confidently and was assertive towards the ball. Well done girls, it was a great effort, with the final score Adcote 0 and Moor Park 1. We owe a big thank you to Mia Dyfnallt and Katie Richards for helping the Year 8s, who were key facilitators in driving the ball forwards and giving the girls confidence and shape on the pitch.