U12 Whites v Garston Wildcats
By Simon Gooderham
U12 Whites played Garston Wildcats in the cup semi finals on a sunny Saturday morning.
The game started off well with the Belles matching the Wildcats in every area of the pitch. Betty O’Sullivan’s pace terrified the Garston defence and came close a few times in the first half with some great midfield play from Helena Saul, and Layla Wilkes-Gibbs. The Belles closest opportunity resulted in Betty hitting the post after a weaving run past the Garston defence.
With the last kick of the half Garston took the lead from a corner.
Second half was again a close affair but Garston got a second with a superb strike that went in off the post. They could have had a few more if it hadn’t been for the Belles defence with Bet Mitchell putting in a great performance and POTM Aimee Levy bossing the back line. Goalkeeper Daisy Wood made some great saves including a amazing save off her knee in a 1 on 1 with a Garston striker.
Garston nicked a 3rd and final goal 10 mins from the end but the Belles didn’t stop trying. They put everything they had it trying to get a goal back with some close calls from Ruby Clulow and Ella Vizard.
The game finished 3-0 to Garston but the Belles won the battle of determination, grit, heart and will that everyone wanted to see. They left it all out in the pitch and we couldn’t be prouder of them!