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Under 12's cement top spot

After a perfectly observed minutes silence on Armistice Day, the U12’s set about the task of wrestling the top spot back from Boldmere Falcons after losing it to their opponents the previous week.

Straight from the kick off the girls dominated play and created chances. However, Boldmere were resolute and disciplined in their defending, restricting the Ewes attempts on goal in the opening exchanges.

The best chance in the first 15 minutes came when Katy released Lydia who held off a defender before sliding her shot agonisingly wide.

A fine ball from Aimee out wide found Amber who lifted her shot over. Amber then poked another good cross from Aimee wide in the next attack.

The breakthrough finally came midway through the 1st half. Charlie’s pass put Lydia through on goal and she held off the defender to fire past the keeper to put the Ewes one up.

Katy then tried her luck from distance and Aimee’s goal bound shot was deflected for a corner, as the Ewes tried to turn the screw.

Boldmere came out determined to get back on level terms in the second half and for the first 10 minutes looked the most likely of the two teams to score.

However, the defence stayed resolute and built a platform from which to counter attack.

Lydia should have doubled hers and Derby’s goals tally but lifted Megan’s inviting cross over the bar.

Aimee’s cross/shot was well held by the Boldmere keeper but she wasn’t to be denied as she was left unmarked to run onto Sophie’s pass and her shot hit first one post then the other post before going in.

Now the Ewes were flying. Lydia’s shot took a deflection out for a corner after beating the offside trap. Amber picked out Sophie who held the ball up well and when it came lose Lydia smashed it home.

You sensed heads dropping in the Boldmere ranks and the Ewes were ready to take advantage. Lydia now on a hat-trick saw her shot from Maddie’s pass saved and her shot on the turn flashed just wide.

The Ewes 4th goal came soon after though as Katy played through Aimee to score with a good finish.

In the dying minutes the Moza Lady of the Match Lydia completed her hat-trick by pressuring the last defender into a mistake and firing low past the keeper.

Manager Hannah Freeman said “ A great team performance to move us back to the top of the table and get us prepared for the big game against Leicester next week”.

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