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Under 14's Reach Cup Final

Match Report -Cup Semi - Derby County LFC 11 v 2 Holy Spirit Celtic Sunday, 25 March 2018

The U14s welcomed Holy Spirit Celtic to Alvaston Park on this warm, sunny morning.

The game was 7 minutes old when Sophie B’s accurate through ball allowed Lilli D to spring the Holy Spirit offside trap and put Derby ahead with a cool finish(1-0).

Any thoughts that this would be an easy match were swiftly dashed as Spirit reacted with determination, competing all over the pitch. The lead lasted just 6 minutes when a corner from the right was fired home by the #13, Isla(1-1).

Derby were struggling to regain their composure, Holy Spirit played a defence splitting pass, allowing #7 Khaya to run through and slot the ball home(1-2).

The score remained the same until the 32nd minute. Maggie took a corner on the right and directly hit the far post, as the ball bounced back, Iesha was quickest to react, heading the ball home(2-2)

HT: 2-2

Just 2 minutes into the second half Iesha doubled her tally, first she
played the ball out to Kirky on the right, then sprinting into the box, arriving just in time to sidefoot the returning cross home(3-2).

12 minutes later, Maleah tackled a HSC player on the edge of the box
and fired an unstoppable shot past the Keeper(4-2).

In the 59th minute Sophie R’s left footed cross was headed away only for Sophie B to score with a superb volley(5-2).

Iesha then got her 3rd and 4th goals of the game. Firstly stooping to head home from Megan’s cross in the 60th minute(6-2) then, five minutes later, placing the ball past the keeper from another fine cross from Megan(7-2).

Three minutes later Iesha turned provider, her deft flick allowed Millie to race away and score(8-2). Elle G got onto the scoresheet with a delightful lob from 30 yards(9-2).

In the 75th minute Megan got her hat trick of ‘assists’. Her cross from the right arriving perfectly for Hajrah to score(10-2).

In the last minute of the game Maleah’s defence splitting pass allowed Evie to race away and put the ball home(11-2).

A game of two halves, Holy Spirit Celtic showing grit and determination in the first, Ewe Rams finding their feet in the second.

On to the final!