The A team were “rested” today and the B and C teams were pleased to play two teams from Loretto. The B team played first and it started off a very well matched game. Loretto pushed the ball quickly down into our D and we were under pressure straight away. Thankfully Tessa and Athena cleared the ball away wide, enabling Bea and Isabella to get the ball moving up the field. Bea scored our first goal. Dulcie shortly after crossed a great ball into the D, helping Bea score a second. Some super passing from Isabella set up a third, despite some good pressure and great defending from Loretto. We made a mistake not clearing wide in the last few minutes of the first half. The ball went up the field straight to the Loretto attackers and they scored. First half score 3-1 to Cargilfield.
Some good team work led to more goals from Bea in the second half with Isabella and Athena passing balls in. Rowan got much more involved in the midfield, tackling more strongly. Dulcie moved back to swop with Athena, joining Tessa in moving the balls wide. Whilst we let in 2 more Loretto goals we scored four more, resulting in a final score of Cargilfield 7 Loretto 3. I was particularly pleased with the positioning today. Well done, Girls!
The C team had a tougher game but they battled hard. We seemed to lack stamina at times with some nice touches but when we lost the ball we needed to keep right on going. Hattie played very well in defence coming forward bravely to tackle and hitting the ball wide and also in the right places. Nadia and Bonnie had some nice touches and once or twice we looked as if we might score. Loretto put three balls past us, but could have scored more if their shooing had been more accurate.
Final score Cargilfield 0 Loretto 3.