Match Report
Royal Hospital School Girls U14B vs  New Hall School
On: Monday, 02 Oct 2017
Venue: Away

The game started off with the New Hall girls taking control right from the first push back and their slick passing made the game more defensive for RHS than attacking. The midfield of Jacinta Nutall, Megan Butler, Laura Tickle and Lucinda Halim had to work hard and mark closely to break down the New Hall play. Both teams saw good spells of play but both defenses stood strong and did not allow any play to enter either D for the first ten minutes and the game was balanced on a knife-edge. A break in play saw Jacinta may clean break down the right wing and cross the ball to Felcity Gibba whose cleared hit on goal fell nicely for an attacking Jacinta who had followed the play in nicely to slot home her second goal of the season and the first of the RHS goals today. This raised the spirits of the RHS girls who seemed to gain in confidence and started to see more possesion and another good attacking play right before the half time whistle saw Ellie Davis convert another chance into a lovely goal. Grace Carnell led a nice team talk for the girls and focussed on organisation and closing down of the of the New hall attack and midfield more and reminded the girls that we have the goals and we need to protect the lead. Her words had a clear impact and in the second half the RHS midfield were far more successful at closing down the play and much tighter marking meant that the New Hall attack broke down much quicker in the second half and most of the the play was in the RHS attacking half of the pitch. Isabel Fuentes Villaba looked strong in midfield and made some important tackles to break down the New Hall attack. Laura Tickle was brave in the D and took a rebounded ball to the upper body. The final goal was taken by Ellie Davis half way into the second half of play with an unstoppable stinging shot at the New Hall goal and this took the wind out of the New Hall attack. Bryana Findlay was named MVP by the New Hall team but special mention needs to go to Ellie Davis who was named coach MVP. Another great match, clean sheet and win - Lets keep it up girls.