U10 Whites v Bedwell Dragons
A loss but great performances from the new whites team who did themselves proud.
The whites first match pitched them against a strong Bedwell team playing their last game before moving up a division.
Bedwell raced into a quick lead as the whites got used to league football and the danger of long-range strikes from some powerful Bedwell players. The whites then stabilised, with goalkeeper Rebeca pouncing on loose balls and defensive pairing Hannah and Emily repelling a series of attacks.
As the game progressed the whites worked out how to beat the Bedwell high-press and started to find space in midfield, with Alice always composed and combinations of Tiana, Josie and Amelie working hard to close down and always willing to provide outlets for the defence.
Striker Bessie had to feed off scraps but kept the Bedwell defenders occupied with good pressure.
Saffron capped a fine stint in goal with a series of stops, including a spectacular full stretch dive to turn one past the post - where was the camera?!
Player of the match: Hannah Brewer, for showing ‘no fear’.