The Word in the Wood #12

Posted on 21st September, 2019

Match day 3 in the HGFPL took place on a quite glorious Autumn day, with our girls' football matching the weather.

The U9s played a slick Garston Ladies side and performed admirably in the sweltering heat against what was a big, experienced squad. All the girls battled hard throughout with pocket rocket Hazel giving the Duracell bunny a run for its money with a lung busting display! PoM went to Mya who is enjoying a fine season and put in yet another excellent performance.

The U15s were in sparkling form continuing their perfect start to the season with win number three away to Herts Girls. The team is raising its game each week and four stunning finishes from Swain - the League's top scorer - and another from Coque - who herself has a goal a game this season - secured a resounding 0-5 victory. At the other end, Manning was again in fine form making a feline leap to save a penalty kick, while Weston secured PoM with a combative, high energy performance. The team sits atop 26 others just now which is a huge achievement already.

After some disappointment last week, the U16s put in a vastly improved performance against St. Albans Ladies. Though the result evaded them, the girls were so much more focused and put in very much greater effort that saw them stay competitive throughout and score two goals for the first time this season. The marauding McLaughlin showed great determination to force home from an acute angle while Makamian curled a free kick into the top bag to cap of a PoM performance.

U11 Boys faced a tough assignment away from home at London Colney Panthers. However, the boys produced some of their best football and scored a high quality goal when El-Roi made space and raced through on goal. His vicious shot was saved well by the keeper, but, excellent follow up play from Kai led to Henry dispatching a clinical finish into the back of the net. Alfie and Charlie enjoyed strong performances in midfield with the latter securing MoM, adding a much improved passing range to his usual tenacity and grit.