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U11s Emeralds vs Manchester Football Dreams (H) - 2nd Apr 2023

Unlucky - Again!

Match Report

A 3-2 defeat for the Emeralds this morning against Manchester Dreams.

Feels like I've been saying this a lot lately, but again it was another unlucky game where the girls were excellent and didn't deserve to lose. Apart from maybe a slow first 10 minutes, they were superb.

Manchester went 3-0 up early on through a combination of luck and a bit of a lack of confidence at the back. From then though, Emeralds were fantastic. Great passing all over the pitch, strong tackling, creating chances, and making good saves.

Annie got us a goal before half time, using her blistering pace on the right to run at the defence before unleashing a great shot to score. The second half was full of chances, with Lily hitting the crossbar and their keeper making some great saves when we were through one on one. We managed to get a second with a great first time, long range, strike from Alexis, but just couldn't get the goals to draw, or even win the game.

Another loss, but it doesn't feel like it today. If they keep playing like that, the wins will quickly come again.

It was a joint POTM today, going to Annie and Alexis. It was hard to pick anyone as they were all great, but even harder to split these two, so it's a joint one this week. We'll played girls 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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