U14 Girls cruise to 9-2 victory in season opener
By Richard Thornton
Impressive start to 11v11
Harvesters U14 Girls opened the season with an away league trip to Chorleywood Tigers. Having been given kick off the message in the pre-match discussion was to get an early goal and settle things down.
The kick off was back to Rheilly Evans who passed upfield to Hollie Thornton to fire home within 8 seconds. Mission number one accomplished.
On 15 minutes Rheilly Evans swung in a corner which reached Ruby Evans who quickly passed to Katie Leigh to shoot and score from outside the penalty area on her debut.
A minute later Rheilly Evans played a perfectly weighted through ball to Hollie Thornton who slotted the ball beyond the keeper to make it 3-0. A third goal in three minutes followed when Hollie Thornton ran at the Chorleywood defence before crossing to Tatyana Barton to score on her debut.
On 27 minutes it was more of the same when Hollie Thornton crossed to Tatyana Barton to score her second and make it 5-0. There was still time for another before half time when on 33 minutes a onetwo between Hollie Thornton and Mia Pullan ended with Hollie scoring her hat trick goal.
A reshuffle at half time saw the centre backs and centre forwards switching but unfortunately Chorleywood scored shortly after kick off. On 47 minutes Rheilly Evans played in a free kick which Ida Sondergaard hit home to make it 7-1.
Three minutes later Chorleywood were awarded a penalty for a trip, which they scored however on 53 minutes a fine move between Mia Pullan and Eliza Telford saw Eliza cut the ball back to Briony Stachini to score on her debut and make it 8-2.
The match ended 9-2 to Harvesters when Rheilly Evans floated in another corner and Eliza Telford was on hand to beat the keeper.
A comfortable win with all three debutants among the goals and some fine passing moves throughout.