Harpenden U13s vs Hitchin Belles Blues U13s Div 2.
By Simon Gooderham
The Blues went to Harpenden knowing a win would guarantee them the Div 2 title.
The Belles had created their first chance within 15 seconds. A great series of passes led to the ball coming to Lilly on the edge of the box who shot just wide but it just the start the girls needed to settle them down. The first half continued with the Blues asking the questions working on getting the ball and keeping the ball. With no substitutes the work rate was tremendous it was Harpenden who started to look tired. On the stroke of half time a through ball put the lightning quick Niamh through on goal and she made no mistake slotting the ball home to great celebration. HT 0-1
The second half was a dominant performance and produced some incredible passages of play that had been missing from some recent matches. It was the sensational Niamh who scored again with a goal worthy of winning a title. She picked the ball up 15 yards out and lashed it into the top left hand corner. An absolute screamer!! 0-2. Things seemed comfortable now and the Blues sensed the title was their's. It was terrific combination play which led to CC poking home to make sure of the win. FT 0-3
A great performance from a team that have never stopped trying to play a brand of football that is lovely to watch but have also added some steel to their game which has enabled them to become, Champions!