We brought two teams of six girls to play at Loretto Junior School. Natasha very kindly stepped in for the ill Athena and she was delighted to play her first away match. The A team played first and it was a one sided match from the start. Esme and Savannah made a good scoring team with Lucy and Maddie passing good balls into the D area. We took some time to get used to the short wide pitch and were guilty of sometimes playing the same ball as our team mates, so the half time talk centred around the need to spread out, find the pass and get the ball moving quickly. Our play improved in the second half, enabling us to score four more goals. Had we passed more quickly, which we can do, we could have scored even more, despite valiant efforts from an under pressure Loretto.
Final score Cargilfield A team 8 Loretto 0.
The B team looked to have a close match as Loretto caught our defenders napping and scored an early first goal. Luckily Isabella quickly answered with one of her own. Loretto scored another and it looked like we had a match. However Loretto seemed to lose their momentum and Izzy scored again. Indeed Izzy and Isabella scored lots more goals, Izzy 6 and Isabella 5! Bea added to the total with three goals. Whilst not all of the goals were well struck they still went in. Izzy hit one very strong strike however. Tessa and Dulcie defended well when needed and Natasha worked hard in the middle. Well played B team.
Final score Cargilfield 14 Loretto 2. Areas to work on include holding our shape and striking the ball with a bit more force and accuracy. Well done overall!