U11s Emeralds vs Howfen Lionesses (H) - 23rd Oct 2022
First defeat of the season, but a great effort!
The first defeat of the season this morning for the Emeralds as they lost by a single goal in a 9 goal thriller at home against Howfen Lionesses.
On a truly wet, cold, horrible morning, the Emerald's pressed and closed amazingly from the very start, with some great counter attacking football, going 4-0 up within the first 20 minutes! Jessica and Darcie both scoring 2 goals a piece for their efforts. Howfen though, are clearly a strong side and grew more and more as the half went on, getting their just rewards with 2 goals before half time.
The second half was a really tough fought contest, with good strong battles all over the pitch. Howfen's quality shone through though with them managing to score 2 more goals to level the game. With only 5 minutes of the game left, and just after Anna for Emeralds had hit a long range shot over, Howfen pressed forward and managed to grab the winner very late on into the game.
A superb effort though from the Emeralds against the strongest side they've played so far. A real challenge, against a top team in tough conditions, which will ultimately help them all grow though. A really good game.
POTM went to Anna. It could have been a number of them today, but Anna never stop battling and competing all game, always trying to find the pass throughout. Well done Anna 👏🏻