U14 Girls beat Denham 2-1
By Richard Thornton
Close encounter of the third kind.
Playing the third league match against Denham of the season the girls were on the front foot from kick off when Yasmin Howgego to float a wind assisted ball to Hollie Thornton only for the shot to go wide.
The Denham keeper made a number of great saves in the first ten minutes. However on 20 minutes Yasmin Howgego put the ball through to a Hollie Thornton again and this time there was no mistake and the girls were 1-0 up.
Denham threatened on the counter attack but the back four of Mia Pullan,Ida Sondergaard, Molly Charnock and Briony Stachini were solid. Gracie Ross in goal commanded her area well taking a kick to the hip for her troubles.
It was 2-0 before you could blink after the second half started. A mix up in the Denham defence and Tatyana Barton pounced to slot the ball beyond the Denham keeper.
On 52 minutes Denham pulled a goal back when the ball wasn’t cleared from a corner. They now had their heads up and with the wind advantage looked dangerous.
Eliza Telford and Yasmin Howgego made sure one of them was in control of the midfield and the girls saw out the final 20 minutes for a great win to put them 10 points clear at the top of the table.