Match Report
Yarm School 1st XI vs  Ashville
On: Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017
Venue: at Home

The 1st XI have started to settle as a squad and have put in some top performances, however their failure to settle quickly in this game proved costly in the end. We found ourselves 1-0 down within the first couple of minutes courtesy of a piece of individual brilliance from their centre mid. They kept the pressure on us and our failure to clear the ball gifted them the second goal of the game. We were undone once again minutes later by their centre mid when she was given too much space and unleashed an unstoppable reverse hit strike into the side netting of the goal. This all happened within the first ten minutes of the game which left us with a lot to do if we wanted to take anything from the game. After this point we grew into the game and the remainder of the first half was much more competitive. Some great defending from Fi Weatherhead and Hannah Spencer prevented Ashville from adding to the score line and we had a number of wonderful chances of our own. We won a short corner in what was the final play in the first half and after a great save from the initial shot Susie Dunn was their to finish the rebound with a lifted finish into the goal to make the score 1-3 at half time.

The second half started with a much higher intensity and we were starting to move the ball around with much more pace and purpose. Amy Booth started to control the game from central midfield with her range of passing, including some impressive aerials, exploiting any gaps in the Ashville defence. Whilst Ashville did look dangerous on the break with the pace they had, we limited them to very few shots on goal in the second half. Our forwards were also looking dangerous, with the pace of Lois Mackey and Lucy Skelton and the fantastic work rate of Phoebe White causing plenty of problems. Although we were the dominant team in the second half we weren't able to convert our chances into goals and the game ended 1-3. Overall a disappointing scoreline that didn't reflect the performance and effort from the girls.

FT result: 1-3 loss

PoM: Amy Booth