U14 Girls beat Denham 6-1
By Richard Thornton
Flying high at the top
Harvesters U14 Girls were home to Denham in the league and with the visitors reduced to 8 players we matched them moving to a 9v9 pitch.
Both teams had early chances but could not capitalise and it was on 25 minutes when Denham were awarded a penalty. Gracie Ross looked calm in goal as she saved it and cleared the rebound.
Two minutes before half time Mia Pullan crossed into the penalty area for Tatyana Barton to knock the ball around the keeper and score to put Harvesters 1-0 up.
Half way through the second half a change of formation adding to the midfield saw Harvesters take control and within 5 minutes it was 5-0.
On 54 minutes a Denham clearance hit Rheilly Evans in the face and bounced over their defence for Ruby Evans to run onto and score. It was 3-0 when Hollie Thornton threw the ball into the path of Mia Pullan who lobbed the keeper.
Eliza Telford made it 4-0 when Rheilly Evans found Hollie Thornton who crossed for Eliza to score. The match looked safe on 59 minutes when Hollie Thornton scored from the edge of the penalty area to make it 5-0.
Denham pulled a goal back with 10 minutes to go but with 4 minutes remaining a kick from keeper Gracie Ross flicked on by Hollie Thornton to the feet of Katie Leigh was tucked away beyond the keeper to finish the match at 6-1.
The defence of Briony Stachini, Molly Charnock and Mia Pullan were solid throughout.